|Anne Boleyn, already pregnant with future queen Elizabeth,secretly married Henry VIII of England, the second of his six marriages.
|The city of São Paulo was established in Brazil.
|Jesuit missionaries José de Anchieta and Manoel da Nóbrega established a mission at São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga, which grew to become São Paulo, Brazil.
|Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded the settlement of São Paulo da Assumpção de Loanda on the western coast of Africa,now known as Luanda.
|English colonists from the Province of Carolina and their native allies began a series of brutal raids against a largely pacific population of Apalachee in Spanish Florida.
|Moscow University was established.
|The British Parliament passed the Constitutional Act 1791, dividing the old province of Quebec into upper and lower Canada.
|Famous Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt was born.
|Caucasian struggler Dharmaguru Shaikh Shamil died in Madina Nagar.
|Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell founded the Oriental Telephone Company.
|Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company.
|American journalist Nellie Bly completed a circumnavigation of the globe, inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, ina then-record 72 days.
|The coal mine explosion in Cheswick, Pennsylvania killed 179 people.
|The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France.
|10 thousand people died in Chile's Chilean earthquake.
|Famous gangster Al Capone died.
|The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the first Emmy Awards to honor excellence in the American television industry.
|The first International Film Festival was held in Bombay.
|The United States and Panama signed the Canal Treaty.
|Idi Amin Dada seized power in a military coup d'état from President Milton Obote, beginning eight years of military rule in Uganda.
|The famous philanthropist Mother Teresa was awarded the Bharat Ratna.
|Acharya Vinoba Bhave was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor.
|Avianca Flight 52 ran out of fuel on approach to New York'sJohn F. Kennedy International Airport and crashed into the village ofCove Neck, resulting in the deaths of 73 people.
|Five people were shot outside the Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, resulting in two deaths.
|A team of Norwegian and American scientists launched a Black Brant XII sounding rocket, which was mistaken for a Trident missile by Russian forces.
|“Grease,” closed at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City. It closed after 1,503 performances.
|Office Depot LPGA tournament is won by Helen Alfredsson.
|Superbowl XXXII: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Denvor Broncos beat Green Bay Packers by 31-24.
|An earthquake in Colombia in the last 16 years killed 300 people and injured a thousand people.
|Colombia is hit by Earthquake. It has been reported that 1,185 were killed in Armenia.
|Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity landed on Mars and rolled into Eagle crater, a small crater onthe Meridiani Planum.
|Three independent observing campaigns announced the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, a super-Earth extrasolar planet 21, 500 ±3, 300 light years away from Earth near the center of the Milky Way.
|China has discovered new traces of melamine in milk products. Thousands of children became ill from melamine in milk in China.
|Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, en route to Addis Ababa,Ethiopia, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff fromBeirut, Lebanon, killing all 90 people aboard.
|Tens of thousands of people participated in a ‘day of revolt' to protest against the government in Egypt.
|Australia and Japan will play the AFC Asian Cup Final.
|The first wave of the Egyptian revolution began, eventually leading to the removal of Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years of rule.
|Iran President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the country is ready to discuss about its nuclear program with other countries.
|UEFA announced plans for EURO 2020. The football championship will be held in 13 different countries.
|National 9/11 Memorial officials have announced that the 9/11 Museum will be opened Mid May - in memory of the victims of the terrorists attack.
|Miss Colombia Polina Vega became Miss Universe 2014.