Sergius III crowned pope - beginning of the "Pornocracy"
Coronation of Edward III of England
Birth of Katherine von Bora, the former German nun who became Martin Luther's wife in 1525 when he was 41 and she 26. During their 21-year marriage, Katie bore Martin 3 sons and 3 daughters. born
Venice prohibits printing any book without prior permission of gov't
Emigration of Huguenots from France
Assassination of William the Silent
The Academie Francaise, one of the most famous literary societies in Europe, was founded.
Swedish scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg (Angelic Wisdom) born
Swiss mathamatician Daniel Bernoulli born
"The Beggar's Opera" premiered in London. John Gay composed it and John Rich produced it.
Peter II, czar of Russia (1727-30), died of smallpox on the day set for his wedding.
American colonial political philosopher Thomas Paine (Common Sense, Age of Reason) born
Composer Daniel Auber born
Britain's King George the Third died insane at Windsor Castle, ending a reign that saw both the American and French revolutions.
The 25th president of the United States, William McKinley, was born in Niles, Ohio.
William McKinley, 25th President (1897-1901) born
Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published, in the New York "Evening Mirror."
Lawrence Hargrave, invented the box kite born
Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery which included the admission of California into the Union as a free state.
Napoleon III married Eugenie de Montijo at the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
Anton Chekhov, writer (The Cherry Orchard) born
Kansas became the 34th state of the Union as a free or non-slavery state at a time when Southern states were seceding from the Union.
International composer Frederick Delius born
Industrialist John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (Founder of Standard Oil Co.; Rockefeller Foundation) born
Claude William Dukenfield (better known as W.C. Fields) born
Edward Lear, English landscape painter and writer of nonsense verse, died.
Hawaii proclaimed as its queen Liliuokalani, renowned for her song "Aloha Oe."
The U.S. physician Emile Grubbe became the first to use radiation treatment for breast cancer.
Alfred Sisley, the English painter and one of the creators of French Impressionism, died.
The American 1900 American League. They were Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
Allen B DuMont, perfected 1st commercially practical cathode ray tube born
Warsaw is in chaos as mobs and troops loot the Polish capital.
German Reichstag members admit that workers are blacklisted for activism.
Comedian "Professor" Irwin Corey born
Actor Victor Mature (The Robe, Samson and Delilah, The Las Vegas Story, Song of the Islands, After the Fox) born
Actor John (Freund) Forsythe (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, To Rome with Love, The Powers That Be, See How They Run, The Miss and Missiles, The John Forsythe Show, And Justice for All) born
The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.
Twenty Germans are killed in the first fighting in Ruhr.
Playwright Paddy Chayevsky. Chayevsky wrote for television and movies. ``Network'' was his last screenplay. born
The Soviets order compulsory military training in colleges.
Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin's aide.
Officers of the Bank of the U.S. go on trial.
George Gershwin's little-known second Rhapsody premiered in Boston.
The first members of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, New York.
Actor Noel Harrison (The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.) born
Author Germaine Greer born
Irish poet-dramatist William Butler Yeats died in Menton, France.
Singer and actress Claudine Longet born
German and Italian troops take Benghazi.
The world's greatest warship, the Missouri, is launched.
Riots break out in Johannesburg over Apartheid.
Rock musician Louie Perez (Los Lobos) born
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey born
Editor-essayist H.L. Mencken died in Baltimore.
Country singer Irlene Mandrell born
Actress Judy Norton Taylor ("The Waltons") born
Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.
Rock musician Johnny Spampinato (NRBQ) born
Olympic gold-medal diver Greg Louganis born
Rock musician Eddie Jackson (Queensryche) born
The Associated Press names Wilma Rudolph the female athlete of the year for 1960.
Actor Nicholas Turturro born
Warner Brothers Records signed Peter Paul and Mary.
The first members of football's Hall of Fame were named in Canton, Ohio.
Poet Robert Frost died in Boston.
Rock singer-musician Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera) born
The Ninth Winter Olympics begin in Innsbruck.
Pope Paul VI and Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny conferred at the Vatican in the first meeting in history between a Roman Catholic pontiff and the head of a Communist state.
Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.
Actor-director Ed Burns born
Actress Heather Graham born
Actress Sara Gilbert born
Sweden becomes the first nation to curb aerosol sprays to halt the destruction of the ozone layer. (Later studies prove inconclusive as to the possible effects of CFC's to the ozone)
Actor Andrew Keegan ("Party of Five") born
President Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.
President Carter formally welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House, following the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer disbanded after 10 years together. They would eventually reunite.
Jimmy Durante, the U.S. comedian, actor and singer, died.
President Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.
The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.
The White House confirmed reports that Robert Latta of Denver had breached security and roamed the executive mansion on the day of President Reagan's second inaugural.
The State Department barred deposed Philippines President Ferdinand E. Marcos from returning to his homeland from Honolulu amid reports he was preparing to rally supporters trying to topple the Aquino government.
A Boston-bound Amtrak train derailed in Chester, Pennsylvania, injuring 25 people.
Amid broad efforts toward peace in Central America, Pope John Paul II gave Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega a wary Vatican reception.
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democratic Union suffered a major setback in West Berlin municipal elections.
Former "Exxon Valdez" skipper Joseph Hazelwood went on trial in Anchorage, Alaska, on charges stemming from the nation's worst oil spill. (Hazelwood was acquitted of the major charges, and convicted of a misdemeanor.)
In South Africa, the Africa National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party agreed to end their rivalry.
The United States and Soviet Union announced they would agree to a ceasefire in the Gulf War if Iraq made a unequivocal commitment to withdraw from Kuwait.
In his State of the Union address, President Bush assured Americans that the war against Iraq would be won and that the recession at home would end in short order. (Extraordinary security measures were in effect for the first wartime State of the Union address since the Vietnam era.)
Russian President Boris Yeltsin unveiled an ambitious plan to cut nuclear weapons spending and said his republic's weapons would no longer be aimed at any US targets.
A multinational Middle East peace conference ended in Moscow with participants sounding upbeat. President Bush presented a one-point-52 trillion-dollar budget plan.
Blues legend Willie Dixon died at the age of 76.
President Clinton told reporters he was ordering the drafting of a formal directive by July 15th to end the longstanding ban on homosexuals in the US military.
In South Africa, Nelson Mandela kicked off his party's campaign for the country's first multiracial elections.
Japan's Parliament approved watershed measures to stem political corruption.
Longtime ASCAP president and song lyricist Stanley Adams died at the age of 86.
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49- 26, in Super Bowl XXIX to become the first team to win five Super Bowls.
A Navy F-14 fighter jet crashed in Nashville, Tennessee, demolishing three houses and killing five people.
Fire destroyed Italy's opera house La Fenice
France announced that it would stop open air nuclear testing.
The Eagles and country superstar Garth Brooks were triple winners at the 23rd annual American Music Awards. Brooks was named artist of the year but politely left the trophy on the podium...saying the other nominees deserved the award more especially Hootie and the Blowfish.
French President Jacques Chirac ordered an early end to underground nuclear tests in the South Pacific. Fire destroyed Italy's opera house La Fenice.
Threatened with lawsuits across the country, America Online agreed to give refunds to customers who weren't able to log on because of the overwhelming demand created by AOL's flat $19.95-a-month rate
A bomb rocked an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, killing Robert Sanderson, an off-duty police officer working as a security guard, and critically injuring Emily Lyons, a nurse. (Authorities are searching for a suspect, Eric Rudolph, in the North Carolina wilderness.)
Thick fog in parts of western Europe caused two major road accidents involving some 200 cars. Six people died and several were injured in a 100-vehicle pile-up on the E17 highway in western Belgium, close to the French border, where the fog had reduced visibility to less than 30 yards. Another 100 cars crashed into each other when a truck plowed through the central barrier of the A73 highway between Venlo and Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
A top tobacco company executive admitted under oath to Congress for the first time that cigarettes are dangerous. The testimony by RJR Nabisco chairman and CEO Steven Goldstone came at a hearing where industry leaders pushed Congress to enact a $368.5 billion deal giving them partial immunity from future lawsuits.
Attorney General Janet Reno rejected a special prosecutor investigation of former White House deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes.
The Senate delivered subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky and two of President Clinton's advisers, summoning them for private, videotaped testimony in the impeachment trial.
Delegates meeting in Montreal reached an international agreement on the trade of genetically modified food and other products.
Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott, architects of San Francisco's Super Bowl dynasty, were among five individuals elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Annan invites Iraqis to exercise democratic rights
Iraqi elections kept low-key, but secure, in Paris
US Navy chooses US-Europe US101 helicopter to be next Marine One
World Social Forum-Brazil coverage
Official figures didn't show 60% of dead Iraqi civilians were killed by coalition forces, says BBC
Chinese airlines agree purchase of Boeing 787 Dreamliners worth US$7.2bn
Taiwan-China flights begin
AmÃ©lie Mauresmo wins Australian Open
Corby's star witness convicted of rape
World celebrates Chinese new year
Firefighters find burning body parts in oil drums
Bob Woodruff injured by improvised explosive device in Iraq
Rare snow storm in Portugal
Tarja Halonen wins the presidential election in Finland
Australian government hopes to establish triage by phone
Suspended letterbox for sale on New Zealand auction site
Beckham woos US as Disney Prince
Filipino activist leader survives assassination attempt
Series of earthquakes hit Indonesia, Turkey, and Norway
Bulusan Volcano releases some ash
YouTube to reward users for posting creative videos
Sinn Fein votes to accept policing
American racehorse Barbaro euthanized, co-owner reports
Canada's Conservatives launch new ad campaign
Locals claim to have seen a UFO in Honolulu, Hawaii
Bank robbers take hostages in Venezuela
Microsoft Taiwan, IGS, GameFlier, and Softstar win the Popular Game Voting of Taipei Game Show
"Anonymous" plans to protest Church of Scientology on February 10
Grass fires break out in wide area of Texas
Venezuelan police arrest bank robbers, free hostages
Bush delivers final State of the Union address
Indonesia reports 100th human death from bird flu
Ole Miss player arrested; charged with selling steroids
Mauritanian refugees begin returning home from Senegal
Red Cross urges Sri Lanka to respect lives of Tamil civilians
Zimbabwe submits to popular pressure: foreign currencies now legal tender
Philippine fireworks factory explosion kills at least 8, injures 70 more
Dairy cattle with names produce more milk, according to new study
Heat wave, industrial action cripples Melbourne railways
Strike threat at UK's Northern Rail
Starbucks Coffee set to cut 6,700 staff, 300 stores to close
Father throws 4-year-old daughter from bridge
Bart Simpson used to promote Scientology
Former Indian President R. Venkataraman dies age 98
Iran's Ahmadinejad wants change in US policies, not 'tactics'
Sir Paul Stephenson to head London's police
Global economy could lose up to 51 million jobs this year, says UN agency
Teenage girl pulled out of rubble in Haiti fifteen days after earthquake
Chad calls for UN troops to withdraw
Ben Bernanke confirmed as Federal Reserve chairman for second term
Two Iranians hanged over mosque bombing
Microsoft reports 60% profit increase
Haiti rescue efforts continue, but survivors face increasing insecurity
US economy grows at fastest pace in six years
Eurozone unemployment rate reaches ten percent
Tony Blair tells Iraq Inquiry he would invade again
Japanese exports rise by 12.1% in December
Los Angeles City Council to sue police officer accused of filing a false report
Four killed, fourteen others injured at bus blast in Philippines
Russian police say Moscow airport bomber identified
Ipswich, England serial murders to be adapted into 'musical'
Bomb threat on UKâEgypt plane; diverted to Greece
British courts give green light for assisted dying case
New York police confirm cocaine shipment seizure at UN Headquarters
Herman Cain endorses Newt Gingrich for US president
Twitter to allow censorship of posts on a country by country basis