|The Treaty of Berwick was signed, setting the terms under which an English fleet and army could enter Scotland to expel French troops defending the Regency of Mary of Guise .
|Henry IV became king of France.
|The island of New Britain was discovered in the Western Pacific by William Dampier.
|American Revolutionary War-A Patriot victory in the Battle ofMoore's Creek Bridge resulted in the capture or arrest of 850 Loyalistsover the next few days.
|Under the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C., a new planned city and capital of the United States, was placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
|Manuel Belgrano raised the Flag of Argentina, which hedesigned, for the first time in the city of Rosario, during theArgentine War of Independence.
|The Dutch withdrew Suriname from France after Napoleon's defeat.
|There was a battle of Tarki.
|The current flag of Japan was first adopted as the nationalflag for Japanese merchant ships.
|Baseball was first played in England at Lord's Cricket Ground.
|FC Bayern Munich, Germany's most successful football club, wasfounded by eleven players led by Franz John.
|American writer John Steinbeck was born.
|The International Working Union of Socialist Party was established in Vienna.
|Revolutionary and freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad shot himself to avoid arrest in an encounter with the British police at Alfred Park, Allahabad.
|The Reichstag building in Berlin, the assembly location of the German Parliament, was set on fire, a pivotal event in theestablishment of the Nazi regime in Germany.
|American biochemists Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discovered the radioactive isotope carbon-14, which today is used extensively as the basis of the radiocarbon dating method to date archaeological, geological, and hydrogeological samples.
|The 22nd amendment to the US Constitution limited two terms for president.
|The first speaker of the Lok Sabha was G. V. Mavalankar died.
|Women got the right to vote in Egypt.
|Two dissident Vietnam Air Force pilots bombed the IndependencePalace in Saigon in a failed attempt to assassinate South VietnamPresident Ngo Dinh Diem.
|The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
|President VV Giri dedicated the Nehru Memorial Museum at Teen Murti in New Delhi to the nation.
|The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
|Abul Fatral Mohammad Ahsanuddin Chaudhary appointed as the President of Bangladesh.
|The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, known for its performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas, gave its last performance.
|The helicopter postal service was inaugurated for the first time.
|The Armenian community of Sumgait in Azerbaijan was the targetof a violent pogrom.
|A wave of protests, riots and looting known as the Caracazoresulted in a death toll of anywhere between 275 and 3,000 people in theVenezuelan capital Caracas and its surrounding towns.
|President Bush declared victory over Iraq and ordered a cease-fire.
|About 54 people were killed in a car bomb blast in Jakho, northern Iraq.
|The media franchise Pokémon was launched with the release of the first version of the video game Pocket Monsters Aka and Midori.
|The famous singer Sade (Helen Fosad) has been arrested in Jamaica for disobeying a cop.
|The most suspected serial killer, Tony Ray was arrested by FBI.
|U2, Alicia Keyes, Nelly Furtado, and James Taylor won major awards in 4th Gammy awards.
|A mob of Sabarmati train near Godhra railway station opened fire, killing 59 people. These deaths led to communal violence in Gujarat.
|The initial version of the John Jay Report, with details aboutthe Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, was released.
|A terrorist bombed a boat in the Philippines killing 116 people.
|A tsunami warning went into effect in Chile as after an earthquake of 8.8 magnitude hits near conception Chile.
|The resolution 1970 is adopted by UN Security Council, imposes sanctions on the regime of Muammar al- Gaddafi.
|17000 tabs, mostly from its montage department in the next two years at JP Morgan revealed.
|20 people died in a fire in a market in Kolkata, West Bengal.
|The US food and drug administration in proposions to revise food labels by providing realistic serving series, emphasises calorie and sugar amounts, and breaking down fats and listing into good and bad fats.
|Russian statesman and politician Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in central Moscow while returning from a meal out.
|Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in Moscow.
|Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire as aresult of the Edict of Thessalonica.
|Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, was enthroned as Emperor Taizu,establishing the Liao Dynasty in northern China.