|Saladin (depicted on the coin) was inaugurated as Emir of Egypt.
|Reconquista: The Muslim city of Algeciras surrenders after a 21-month siege and is incorporated into the Kingdom of Castile.
|The Breton Succession of France and England—the War of the Thirty Knights—fought to determine who would rule the Duchy of Brittany, was later celebrated as a great display of the ideals of chivalry.
|William Caxton publishes the first English translation of Aesop's Fables.
|Guru Amardas became the third Guru of the Sikhs.
|English explorer Captain James Cook and HMS Endeavor his crew completed the circumnavigation of New Zealand.
|British newspapers Brit Gadget and Sunday Monitor were first published on Sunday.
|The Boston Gazette printed a political cartoon endorsing the allegation that Governor Elbridge Gerry had created oddly shaped electoral districts in which Tohl incumbents won reelection.
|A massive earthquake in Venezuela's largest city of Caracas destroyed 90 percent of the city and killed about 20,000 people.
|The Book of Mormon, the defining sacred text of the Latter Descent movement, was published for the first time.
|The Book of Mormon, Palmara, was published in New York.
|Adhesive medicated plaster granted patent.
|Realizing that Canada had failed to address the protection of Tire rights, the Métis people, led by Lewis Riel, began the North-Westbrillian.
|80,000 protesters protested against the import of Chinese workers into Hyde Park, London.
|Famous Hindi poetess Mahadevi Varma was born in Farukhabad.
|First Balkan War - After a five-month siege, Bulgarian forces capture the Ottoman city of Adrianople.
|World War I - Attempting to advance into Palestine, the British were defeated by Ottoman troops in the First Battle of Gaza.
|Elsie S. Ott received the US Air Force Medal and became the first woman to receive this medal.
|Jonas Salk announces successful testing of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children.
|Dr. Jonas Salk announced new vaccines to protect against polio.
|Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared East Pakistan as Bangladesh as an independent country. Bangladesh celebrates Independence Day on 26 March.
|The first episode of The Young and the Restless aired, which eventually became the most watched daytime drama on American television since 1988.
|The women were recruited for the first time, breaking the 200-year-old history on the London Stock Exchange.
|Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protesters destroyed much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
|By signing the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty, Egypt became the first Arab country to officially recognize Israel.
|Israel and Egypt join hands on peace deal for 30-year-long ceasefire. This agreement was made by the US.
|The US conducted a nuclear test in Nawada.
|Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on rape charges.
|The Helen Hayes Theater protecting the Ances Caves opens in New York City with 671 performances.
|Police in Rancho Santa Fe, California, discovered the bodies of 39 members of Heaven's Gate who died in an apparent cult suicide.
|Jack-Kevorian, an American attorney and practitioner of physician-assisted suicide, was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a terminally ill patient.
|Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia.
|Bill Crystal hosted the 72nd Academy Awards Oscar ceremony. American Beauty won Best Picture, with Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank taking home the lead acting awards.
|The 18th Commonwealth Games kick off in Melbourne, Australia.
|Smoking is banned in bars and restaurants in Scotland.
|In response to Israel's plan to annex East Jerusalem, Iran has called on Muslims around the world to take action in protest.
|Tokyo reports that radiation levels in its water supply have returned to normal.
|Hundreds march in Trafalgar Square to protest government budget cuts in London.
|Campbell Newman has been sworn in as the new Premier of Queensland after a landslide victory.
|David Miliband announced plans to resign as UK Foreign Secretary and move to the US state of New York to lead the International Rescue Committee.
|Tavi Roivas became the Prime Minister of Estonia.
|Beijing issues air pollution warnings that specifically limit outdoor activity as the concentration (PM 2.5) measures 309 times 12 times the World Health Organization standard.
|A second dwarf planet has been discovered between the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt, a region previously thought to be no man's land. The planet 2012 VP-113, about 280 miles across by 600 miles across Sedna, was previously discovered in 2003.
|The Byzantine Emperor Maurice proclaimed his son Theodosius as Hisco-Emperor.