|The German–Polish War ended with the signing of the Peace of Bautzen between Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor and the First ruler of Poland Boleslaw II.
|Rana Sangram Singh of Mewar died.
|English Civil War-King Charles I, who was defeated in both the First and the Second Civil Wars, was beheaded for high treason infront of the Banqueting House in London.
|Emperor of England 'Charles I' was beheaded.
|Two years after his death, Oliver Cromwell's remains were exhumed for a posthumous execution and his head was placed on a spike above Westminster Hall in London, where it remained until 1685.
|England and the Netherlands signed the Second Anti French Border Treaty.
|Italian physicist and mathematician Luichi Galvani, who discovered lightning in the bodies of living beings, was born in Bolonia city.
|Captain James Cook reached 71 ° 10 'South, 1820 km from the South Pole.
|The Menai Suspension Bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales, one of the world's first modern suspension bridge, opened.
|Richard Lawrence became the first person to make an assassination attempt on a sitting US president when he failed to kill Andrew Jackson and was subdued by the crowd.
|The town of Yerba Buena in Mexican California was renamed San Francisco.
|The Hallé, the United Kingdom's oldest extant symphony orchestra, and the fourth oldest in the world, held their first concert in Manchester.
|The first iron-clad warship of the US Navy was launched.
|Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, was found dead in a suicide pact with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
|Famous Hindi litterateur Jaishankar Prasad was born.
|Lord Curzon inaugurated the 'Imperial Library' at Metcalf Hall, Kolkata (then Kolkata).
|The Canadian Naval Service was renamed the 'Royal Canadian Navy'.
|World Law Day was celebrated for the first time.
|Soviet meteorologist Pavel Molchanov launched one of the world's first radiosondes, a device attached to weather balloons to measure various atmospheric parameters.
|World War II-Allied forces liberated over 500 prisoners of war from a Japanese POW camp near Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
|Night air mail service started.
|On the return leg of her maiden voyage, the 'unsinkable' Danish ocean liner Hans Hedtoft struck an iceberg and sank with all hands lost.
|In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrew GeneralDuong Van Minh's military junta in South Vietnam, less than three monthsafter Minh executed a bloody coup himself.
|The people of Britain bid farewell to Winston Churchill.
|Vietnam War-Forces of the Viet Cong and the Vietnam People's Army launched the Tet Offensive to strike military and civilian commandand control centers throughout South Vietnam.
|The great Hindi journalist and litterateur Makhan Lal Chaturvedi died.
|On Bloody Sunday, members of the British Parachute Regiment Shot at twenty-six civil rights protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland,killing at least thirteen people.
|Richard Skrenta 'Elk Cloner' became the first known computer virus found 'in the wild'. It infected Apple II computer via floppy disk.
|The US closed its embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
|The famous all star Florida Marlins catcher Daulton retired from his post in the year 1998. It was sad news for lovers or fans.
|The premiers of Paul Simon's “The Capeman” released in the theatres.
|170 died in Kenya Airways flight 431 crash near Cote d'Iviore and the cause of the crash was mechanical problems in the flight.
|Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Côte d'Ivoire shortly after takeoff, killing 169 on board.
|Belgium legally approved gay marriage, becoming the second country in the world to agree to do so.
|After a long gap of several years the parliamentary elections of Iraq took place in 2005 after 1958.
|Microsoft released its new operating system Windows Vista in 2007.
|Abdul Karim Telgi, the main accused in the famous stamp paper scam case, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
|Over half a million people participated in the world's largest wildlife survey after extreme cold drives exotic birds into Britain's back garden.
|Occupy DC activists are prohibited from camping in freedom plaza and McPherson square.
|A fake medicine crisis at cardiology hospital in Lahore leads to loss of around 112 liver.
|The manufacturer of wireless devices released Blackberry 10.
|South Korea launched its first carrier rocket Narrow-1.
|The explorer of seas Royal Caribbean cruise liner returned to port after 700 of its 3050 passengers became ill with gas gastroenteritis, the liner was suspected to be the Novo virus, a variant strain of the species Norwalk virus.