Frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony born
The forces of the Holy League are heavily defeated by the French at the Battle of Ravenna.
William the Third and Mary the Second were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.
The Treaty of Utrecht is signed, ending the War of Spanish Succession. France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain.
George Canning, British prime minister (1827) born
After receiving a copy of the provisional treaty on 13 March, Congress proclaims a formal end to hostilities with Great Britain.
Edward Everett, governor of Massachusetts, statesman and orator born
A twin-screw propeller steamboat was patented by John Stevens. The boat was 25-feet-long and four-feet-wide.
Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.
Charles Evans Hughs, 11th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who resisted President Franklin Roosevelt's attempts to "pack: the Supreme Court with judges favorable to the New Deal. born
The stenotype was patented by John C. Zachos of New York City.
Dean G. Acheson, U.S. secretary of state (1949-53) who helped create NATO. born
President McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain.
The treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared effect.
Actor Paul Douglas (The Mating Game, Panic in the Streets, Executive Suite, This Could be the Night, The Gamma People) born
Jazz musician John Levy (Played with George Shearing quintet) born
Fashion designer Oleg Cassini born
Movie producer Howard W. Koch born
Actor Cameron Mitchell (Carousel, Code of Honor, Hollywood Cop, Terror in Beverly Hills, Silent Scream, Buck and the Preacher, Crossing the Line, Cult People, The Bastard) born
Former New York State Governor Hugh Carey born
Actress and singer Dorothy (Sims) Shay (The Park Avenue Hillbilly - Feudin' and Fightin') born
Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
The first live sports event on radio took place this day over KDKA Radio. Pittsburgh sports writer, Florent Gibson, gave an account of the action in the lightweight boxing match between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee.
Ethel Kennedy, wife of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy (Some sources 1925) born
Actor Johnny Sheffield (Tarzan Finds a Son, Tarzan's Secret Treasure, Tarzan's New York Adventure) born
Actress Louise Lasser born
Andrew Ponzi of New York set a world's record in a New York pocket billiards tournament. Ponzi ran 127 balls straight.
Germany bombers blitz Conventry, England.
Syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman born
Movie writer-director John Milius born
During World War Two, American soldiers liberated the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald Germany.
President Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur of his commands the Far East.
Elvis Presley reached the top spot on the "Billboard" music chart with his first double-sided hit. The disk featured "Heartbreak Hotel" and "I Was The One." The RCA Victor record stayed at number one for eight weeks.
Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale born
Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons born
Israel begins the trial of Adolf Eichman, accused of World War II war crimes.
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gangarin became the first human in space and also the first human to orbit the earth in a spacecraft.
Bob Dylan made his professional singing debut in Greenwich Village. He sang "Blowin' In The Wind".
Country singer Steve Azar born
Rock musician Nigel Pulsford (Bush) born
For the second time, Jack Nicklaus won the Masters golf title.
Singer Lisa Stansfield born
President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, a week after the assassination of MartLuther King Junior.
Rock musician Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) born
Apollo 13 blasted off on its ill-fated mission to the moon. (The astronauts managed to return safely).
The Judiciary committee subpoenas President Richard Nixon to produce tapes for impeachment inquiry.
Idi Amwas deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors.
President Ronald Reagan returns to the White House from hospital after recovery from an assassination attempt.
Wedding bells chimed this day for guitarist, Eddie Van Halen and actress, Valerie Bertinelli of "One Day At A Time" on CBS-TV.
Kellogg's of Battle Creek, Michigan stopped its 80-year tradition of tours of the breakfast food plant on this day, saying that company secrets were at risk with spies from other cereal manufacturers.
Dodge Morgan sails solo nonstop around the world in 150 days.
Mexican officials unearthed the remains of 12 of 13 victims of a drug-trafficking cult near Matamoros. (One of the dead was University of Texas student Mark Kilroy, who had disappeared while on spring break.)
Funeral services were held in Indianapolis for AIDS patient Ryan White, who had died three days earlier at age 18. Among the 15-hundred mourners were first lady Barbara Bush and singers Elton John and Michael Jackson.
U.N. Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq.
The space shuttle "Atlantis" landed safely after an extended, 93-orbit mission that included deployment of an observatory.
The musical "Miss Saigon," denounced by detractors as racist and sexist, opened on Broadway.
The White House disclosed that President and Mrs. Clinton had failed to report $6,498 income that the first lady made commodities trading 1980; the couple wrote checks totaling $14,615 back taxes and interest.
President Clinton expressed sympathy for Pakistan's anger over the blocked sale of American fighter jets, telling visiting Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto that it was "not right" for the United States to keep the planes and refuse to give the money back.
Forty-three African nations sign the African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty.
Seven-year-old Jessica Dubroff, who'd hoped to become the youngest person to fly cross-country, was killed along with her father and flight instructor when her plane crashed after takeoff from Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The executive committee of the Ulster Union Party voted 55-to-23 to support the Northern Ireland peace accord and its leader, David Trimble, who had outmaneuvered rebels his ranks.
The Justice Department reported that more than a third of the women in state prisons and jails said they were physically or sexually abused as children.
Jose Maria Olazabal won the Masters by two shots over Davis Love the Third.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak met with President Clinton at the White House in what a senior US official described as a good, productive, serious discussion.
A British judge branded historian David Irving an anti-Semite racist and an apologist for Adolf Hitler, ruling that an American scholar was justified in calling him a Holocaust denier.
Israeli tanks and bulldozers rumble into the Khan Yunis Refugee Camp in Palestinian-controlled territory, damaging 30 homes and triggering fighting that kills two Palestinians and wounds more than two dozen.
Romanian government to strengthen laws against tax evasion
Romanian investor kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is safe
Israeli president shakes hands with leaders of Syria, Iran at Pope's funeral
South African former apartheid party dissolves
Arsenic and Thalidomide may be used to fight cancer
Las Vegas 'chili finger' woman has history of lawsuits
Sesame Street to promote healthy lifestyles
German Wikipedia DVD sells out first 10,000-copy run
German Wikipedia DVD on P2P networks
EU accession treaty for Romania published on the Internet
'Sahara' goes blockbuster on first weekend
Visiting students detained in Louisiana, USA, while photographing ExxonMobil chemical plant
NASA announces daily video feed for new Discovery mission
NY Post columnist suspended over extortion allegation
Israeli PM Ariel Sharon declared 'permanently incapacitated'
Buckingham Palace releases trivia about Queen Elizabeth II
Australia's deputy PM faces Iraqi kickback inquiry
Former Iranian president Rafsanjani states Iran is enriching uranium
Prodi claims victory in Italian election; Berlusconi refuses to concede
Straw and Bush respond to Iran situation
Five charged in Ontario killings
State Farm Insurance allegedly destroying papers
Rapper Proof (D12) shot and killed outside Detroit nightclub
Protest outside Cole inquiry
MLB: Alex Rodriguez hits sixth HR in seven games
Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh vs England
Terrorist attacks in Algiers, Algeria kill 23 people and wound 162
Two Canadian soldiers killed, three injured in Afghanistan
Former "crossover" Canadian MP to leave politics Former
NHL: Nasty start to playoffs for Penguins, Senators
NHL: Sharks defeat Predators, take 1-0 lead in series
NHL: Vancouver comes out on top after four overtimes
NHL: Ducks edge Wild in Playoff opener
Fire burns home of late singer Johnny Cash
AutoTronics Taipei: Participants from IT industry to participate COMPUTEX uncertainly
Football: PFA release award nominations
Deadly illegal sexual enhancement products appear on the Singaporean market
Public consultation on Avonmouth Wind Farm proposal ends
TARC to showcase R&D achievements in AutoTronics Taipei
U.S. tugboat latest victim of Somali pirates
Somali pirates demand $2 million ransom for US captain held hostage
One in five Americans finds socialism superior, poll says
President of Algeria wins third term in office in landslide victory
Clashes leave 21 dead in Thai capital
Pakistan: Twelve suspected Taliban rebels die in airstrikes
Eurozone offers Greece 30 billion euro in loans
Officials: Almost 100 killed in air raids in Pakistan
Australian Muslim killed by her hijab in go-carting accident
Spain hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake
Australian rules football: Gippsland Football League round 1 - Moe v Traralgon
Rodeo: CristÃ³bal Cortina and VÃctor Vergara win Chile Championship
Gbagbo detained by opposition forces and taken to meet Ouattara in Ivory Coast hotel
Passenger dies after fire in toilet on train in Bedfordshire, England; serious rail disruption
British seaman appears in court, charged with murder after shooting on nuclear submarine
Shiites protest against discrimination in Bahrain
Iceland voters reject deal to repay billions to UK, Dutch
Former teacher makes FBI's top 10 most wanted list
Massive earthquake hits Indonesia, no tsunami risk
Airlines modify flight routes amid North Korea rocket launch plans
Rick Santorum drops U.S. presidential bid