|Spanish navigator, explorer, and conquistador Vicente YáñezPinzón reached the north coast of what today is Brazil.
|The Mughal ruler Humayun died due to falling from the stairs.
|Livonian War-A Lithuanian surprise attack resulted in a decisive defeat of the numerically superior Russian forces.
|The signing of the Treaty of Karlowitz to conclude the Austro-Ottoman War marked the end of Ottoman control in much of Central Europeand the rise of the Habsburg Monarchy as the dominant power in theregion.
|Stanislav I of Poland abdicated his throne.
|Britain, Netherlands, Austria and Sardinia signed anti-France treaties.
|Australia became a colony of Britain.
|Governor of New South Wales William Bligh was deposed by the New South Wales Corps in the only successful armed takeover of government in Australia's recorded history.
|Michigan became the 26th state of the United States.
|Michigan became the 26th province of the United States.
|Commodore Sir James Bremer raised the Union Jack at Possession Point and formally claimed Hong Kong as a colony for the British Empire.
|Puget Sound War: United States Marines from the USS Decatur defeated Native American forces after an all-day battle with settlers in Seattle, Washington.
|American Civil War-After the disastrous result of the Battleof Fredericksburg and a failed offensive against Robert E. Lee, UnionArmy General Ambrose Burnside was relieved from command of the Army ofthe Potomac.
|The Lawn Tennis Association was established in England.
|The Russian army surrendered at Port Arthur of the Qing Dynasty of China.
|The world's largest 3106 carat diamond, Cullinan, was found in South Africa.
|The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III, the second oldest military rifle still in official use, was introduced into British Military service.
|A group of Red Guards hung a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the Finnish Civil War.
|Hungary-Austria signed a peace treaty.
|Audie Murphy engaged in action that won him a Medal of Honor And made him one of the most famous and decorated American combat soldiers of World War II.
|The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory in California, the largest aperture optical telescope in the world for 28 years, saw firstlight.
|Spontaneous anti-British riots erupted in Cairo following the killings of 50 Egyptian auxiliary police the day before.
|The Winter Olympics began in the city of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
|The Japanese boat sank near the southern Awaji island of Nankai, killing 167 people.
|The three Beaumont children disappeared from a beach in Glenelg, South Australia, resulting in one of the country's largest-ever police investigations.
|Katimwick was established as a volunteer service organization for Canadian youth.
|American conspiracies resulted in a shameful agreement called Camp David. On the basis of this agreement, the overbearing Israel returned Egypt to the Sina Peninsula, and Egypt in turn formally acknowledged the existence of Israel.
|Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations
|Vayudoot air service started.
|Mouno Koivisto was elected President of Finland.
|Phantom of the Opera, the longest running Broadway play inaugurated.
|Factions led by warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid and his rebel group, the United Somali Congress, ousted President of Somalia Siad Barre from office.
|Australia is defeated by West Indies by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide.
|Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya in 85th Australian Mens Tennis by 62, 63, 63.
|Spice Girls and Baby face won the 25th American Music Award.
|Intel launch 333 MHz Pentium II chip.
|In a nationally televised press conference, US President Bill Clinton denied having 'sexual relations' with intern Monica Lewinsky.
|Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the new constitution of the country.
|Western Union discontinued ICT wire service.
|Rioting broke out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking apolitical crisis that led to deposing of President Marc Ravalomanana.
|James Cameron's film Avatar becomes the highest grossing film of all time. It has crossed the record of collection of his own film, Titanic.
|Davos, Switzerland hosts the 41st World Economic Forum.
|Illumina, a U.S. Australia gene sequencing company adopts a poison pill strategy, fighting against a hostile big by Roche Holding.
|Anonymous, the group of hackers hacks into the U.S. sentencing Commission website.
|In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 21 people died due to the sinking of a tourist boat.
|Stanislas Wawrinka won his first Grand Slam title. He beat Rafael Nadal in 2014 Australian Open Final.
|Captain Arthur Phillip and the British First Flight landed at Sydney Cove on the shore of Port Jackson in present-day Sydney,establishing the first permanent European settlement in Australia.