Fall of Montsegur (Albigensian Crusade)
Chaucer ransomed from his French captors
Maillotin Rising, Paris (Peasant Revolt)
Charles IV, King of France, subdues Paris
Death of Amadeo, the "Green Count" of Savoy
Burning of John Badby, tailor, for heresy
William Caxton begins to translate "Receuil of the Histories of Troy" from the French, to become the first book printed in English
Giovanni de Verrazzano sights land at Cape Fear, North Carolina
Patrick Hamilton burnt for heresy, in Scotland
George Wishart burnt for heresy
Nostradamus publishes his prophecies, entitled "Centuries"
Rio de Janiero, Brazil, founded
Scots National Covenant signed
First Swedish settlers arrive in North America
York, Maine becomes the first American city to incorporate.
Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian organist, composer, dies
Richard Zouche, a founder of international law, dies
Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are arrested for the supposed practice of withcraft in Salem, Mass.
Pennsylvania became the first state to abolish slavery.
The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress. They remained the supreme law of the nation until March 4, 1789.
Congress authorized the first U.S. Census.
Ohio becomes the 17th state.
Frederic Chopin born, in Warsaw. Chopin's love life was romantic but not especially successful. He composed some of his best music in honor of a young lady in Warsaw whom he was too shy to approach. Tuberculosis killed him at the age of 39. born
J.H. Hackett of New York debuted "Love a Village" at the Park Theater New York City. One month later, he played London, England, becoming the first American actor to appear abroad.
Author William Dean Howells (Life of Lincoln, A Modern Instance, The Rise of Silas Lapham) born
President Tyler signed a congressional resolution to annex the Republic of Texas.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, US sculptor, designed 1907 $20 gold piece. born
Suzanna Salter, first female mayor born
Rebecca Lee became the first black woman to receive a medical degree, from the New England Female Medical College Boston.
Patent issued for taking & projecting motion pictures to Louis Ducos du Hauron (he never did build such a machine, though)
Nebraska became the 37th state of the Union.
Congress authorized creation of Yellowstone National Park.
E. Remington and Sons of Lion, New York, began the manufacturing of the first practical typewriter.
Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which is invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.
The Battle of Adowa began Ethiopia between the forces of Emperor Menelik II and Italian troops sent to enforce Italy's claim to colonial rule. The result was a crushing defeat for Italy, which later agreed to recognize Ethiopian independence.
Sherlock Holmes made his U.S. book debut as J.P. Lippincott published the "A Study Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Bandleader Glenn Miller born Clarinda, Iowa. Miller disappeared Dec. 15, 1944 over the English Channel on a flight to Paris where he was scheduled to give a show. (Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, Little Brown Jug, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, String of Pearls, Tuxedo Junction) born
There are only 15,000 Jews left in Odessa, Russia. The attacks on the Jews continue as more and more evacuate.
Actor David Niven born in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland. Niven won an Oscar 1958 for "Separate Table." His other films include "Around the World Eighty Days," "Casino Royale" and "The Pink Panther." born
Jose Ordonez is elected the president of Uruguay.
Captain Albert Berry of the Jefferson Barracks St. Louis, Missouri, made the first parachute jump from a moving airplane. This first in-flight parachute jump was from a Benoist plane over Kinlock Field in St. Louis. He jumped from an altitude of 1,500 feet at a speed of 50 mph.
The Allies announce their aim to cut off all German supplies, and assure the safety of the neutrals.
Poet Robert Lowell (Lord Weary's Castle, The Dolphin, National Book Award for Poetry ) born
Singer (Frances) Dinah Shore (Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Yes My Darling Daughter, Anniversary Song, Buttons and Bows, Blues in the Night) born
Country singer Cliffie Stone born
The Korean coalition proclaims their independence from Japan.
The Allies reject a $7.5 billion reparations offer in London. German delagations decides to quit all talks.
Comedian Michael Flanders born
Mad Magazine founder William Maxwell Gaines born in New York City. "Mad," launched 1952, as an irreverent monthly with humorous illustrations and writing that satirized mass media and politicians. born
Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Yitzhak Rabin born
Former astronaut Donald "Deke" Slayton born
Former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle born
Singer Harry Belafonte (The Banana Boat Song, Jamaica Farewell, Mary's Boy Child) born
Former US Solicitor General Robert H. Bork born
Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra recorded "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records.
The infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped from the family's home near Hopewell, New Jersey. (Remains identified as those of the baby were found the following May.)
Author Judith Rossner born
Actor Robert (Falk) Conrad (The Wild Wild West, High Mountain Rangers with sons: Christian & Shane, Crossfire, Lady in Red, Samurai Cowboy) born
U.S. Steel raised workers' wages. Steelworkers received a raise to $5 per day, about 40 per hour.
"Native Son" by Richard Wright was first published.
U.S. envoy, Sumner Welles meets with Hitler in Berlin.
FM Radio began when station W47NV Nashville, Tennessee, started operations. W47NV was the first commercial FM radio station to receive a license, some 20 years after its AM radio counterpart, KDKA Pittsburgh.
Bulgaria joins the Axis as the Nazis occupy Sofia.
Japanese troops land on Java in the Pacific.
The British RAF conducts strategic bombing raids on all European railway lines.
Rock star Roger Daltry (Group born
Rock singer Mike D'Abo (Manfred Mann) born
President Franklyn D. Roosevelt, having just returned from the Yalta Conference, proclaimed the meeting a success an address to a joint session of Congress.
The "Brown Bomber," Joe Louis announced that he would retire from boxing as world heavyweight boxing champion. Louis held the title longer than any other, 11 years, eight months and seven days.
Country singer Janis Gill (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) born
Actor/Director Ron Howard born
Actress Catherine Bach born
Armed Puerto Rican nationalists, firing wildly from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounded five congressmen.
Actor ("Wings") Tim Daly born
Singer-musician Jon Carroll born
Doctors declare that President Eisenhower has fully recovered from his stroke.
1,000 Black students pray and sing the national anthem on the steps of the old Confederate Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
Football player Mike Rozier born
President Kennedy established the Peace Corps.
Rock musician Bill Leen (formerly of The Gin Blossoms) born
Actor John David Cullum born
Moscow reports that a space probe has crashed on Venus.
U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell of New York, accused of misconduct, was denied his seat the 90th Congress. (The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 1969 that Powell had to be seated.)
Country music stars, Johnny Cash and June Carter, got married.
Elton John's first record, "I've Been Loving You" was released by Philips Records in England.
Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball.
Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar born
A grand jury indicts seven of President Nixon's aides for the conspiracy on Watergate.
Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison Northern Ireland; he died 65 days later.
A freak tornado tore through downtown Los Angeles, injuring 33 people; another twister touched down Pasadena.
President and Mrs. Reagan treated Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prine Philip to a Mexican lunch at the president's California ranch.
The Pentagon accepts the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a "nuclear winter"
CBS stock rose four points on the New York Stock Exchange amid reports Ted Turner was considering a bid to buy control of the network. (Turner later dropped his bid.)
A directive signed by President Reagan went into effect, making possible the execution of military people convicted of espionage during peacetime.
Five people were killed at the Pyrenees ski resort of Luz-Ardiden when a damaged chairlift pitched dozens of skiers onto rocks and snow as far as 150 feet below.
S&H Green Stamps became S&H Green Seals, 90 years after the lick-and-stick stamps were introduced as a way for businesses to bonus their customers -- who then used the stamps to buy merchandise from catalog stores.
President Reagan arrived Brussels, Belgium for the first NATO summit six years.
Iraq said it had 16 missiles into Tehran the first long-range rocket attack on the Iranian capital since the Iran-Iraq war began.
The Senate overwhelmingly approved Dr. Louis W. Sullivan to be secretary of health and human services and Admiral James D. Watkins to be secretary of energy.
The controversial Seabrook, New Hampshire, nuclear power plant won federal permission to go on-line after two decades of protests and legal struggles.
President Bush said "we've kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all" following the allied victory the Gulf War. The U.S. Embassy Kuwait officially reopened.
Edward H. Land, inventor of polarizing filters and Polaroid photography, died Cambridge, Massachusetts, at age 81.
23 people were killed in the collapse of a building housing a cafe in East Jerusalem.
Authorities near Waco, Texas, continued negotiating with Branch Davidians holed up in their bullet-scarred compound, a day after a furious gun battle between the Davidians and federal agents that left ten people dead.
The Cleveland Quartet played Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" Quartet at Carnegie Hall. That was the first half of the program; the second half was one of the late Beethoven quartets, the Opus 131 in C-sharp minor.
A Lebanese immigrant opened fire on a van of Hasidic students on New York's Brooklyn Bridge, killing one of them.
Falling four votes shy of a two-thirds majority, the Senate rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
At the 36th annual Grammy Awards, Whitney Houston won best female pop vocalist and record of the year for "I Will Always Love You;" "The Bodyguard" won album of the year.
Somalia militiamen loyal to warlord Mohammed Farrah Aidid seized control of Mogadishu airport after peacekeepers withdrew.
At the 37th annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles, Sheryl Crow won record of the year for "All I Wanna Do" while Tony Bennett's "MTV Unplugged" was named best album.
President Clinton slapped economic sanctions on Colombia, concluding that Colombian authorities had not fully cooperated with the U.S. war on drugs
The Food and Drug Administration approved a powerful new AIDS drug, saying ritonavir could prolong slightly the lives of severely ill patients.
Rescue teams fought snow, high winds and wild dogs as they tried to bring help to an earthquake-devastated region in northwest Iran, where the death toll was estimated at three-thousand.
Severe storms hit Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, and spawned tornadoes in Arkansas blamed for two dozen deaths.
Between 10 and 30 people died in fighting between Serbian police and ethnic Albanians in Serbia's mainly Albanian southern province of Kosovo. It appeared to be the worst outbreak of bloodshed in two years of deteriorating nationalist tensions in Kosovo where pro-independence ethnic Albanians outnumber Serbs by nine to one in the 2 million population.
Key U.S. senators called on President Clinton to reverse course and make ousting President Saddam Hussein a stated U.S. goal in Iraq. "I would say it's our goal to remove him from power because ... as long as he's there, we're faced with this enormous challenge," Sen. John McCain said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
The General Accounting Office released an audit of the Internal Revenue Service which found chronic problems in the agency's record-keeping.
An attack by Rwandan Hutu rebels in a Ugandan national park left eight foreign tourists, including two Americans, and a park guard dead.
Classes were canceled at Buell Elementary School in Mount Morris Township, Michigan, a day after 6-year-old Kayla Rolland was fatally shot by a fellow first-grader.
Candidates in both major parties turned their focus to Super Tuesday, a day after Texas Governor George W. Bush won primaries in Virginia, North Dakota and Washington state.
A gunman in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, fatally shot three men and wounded two others.
New flood warning system introduced in Romania
British investors are increasingly interested in Romania
Controversial melatonin supplements confirmed as sleep aid
Green tea component protects heart cells
U.S. Supreme Court: Death penalty for juveniles is unconstitutional
Elan; Biogen withdraw multiple sclerosis drug after death
Britain unveils flu pandemic preparedness plan, buys 14m courses of treatment drug
Bomb blast kills Iraqi police, army recruits
New version of Firefox web browser released
Jermaine Pennant jailed for drink-driving
Sizzler salad bars shut after rat poison found in food
Random driver drug testing to become permanent in Victoria
Possible first case of mad cow disease in Sweden
Sydney woman charged in Perth heroin seizure
Thaksin denies rumours of resignation
Saddam Hussein admits to requesting trials
English Wikipedia reaches one million articles
Intelligence agencies warned about growing local insurgency in late 2003
Brisbane woman charged with Sizzler poisoning
Professional athletes in US linked to online steroid ring
Taliban leader: Osama bin Laden is "still alive" and "Taliban ready to strike Americans"
Toxic chemical spills in the Ohio River
NHL: Shorthand a success in Penguins win over Rangers
Blackburn defeat Arsenal in FA Cup
Columbine High School evacuated following bomb scare
Large tornadoes strike southern United States
Swatch to organize new snow sports competition
Yahoo!7 and Xtra New Zealand's website launched
National Hockey League news: March 1, 2008
Mystery surrounds ricin discovery in Las Vegas hotel
Wikileaks.org restored as injunction is lifted
Thousands of Filipinos call for President Arroyo's resignation; former presidents join protest
Guatemalan bus crash kills 57, wounds 40
Iraqi archbishop from Mosul kidnapped, three aides killed
Northrop Grumman and Airbus parent EADS defeat Boeing for $40 billion US airtanker contract
Gordon Brown makes speech as part of Labour Party conference
FARC second-in-command killed by Colombian military
Negotiations between Athens and Skopje lead to deadlock
Iquique, Chile struck by moderate earthquake
Netscape Navigator support ceases today
Canadian film academy explains lack of Genie nomination for Juno
Wild Canadian Goose tests positive for H5N1 in England
Jemaah Islamiyah leader Mas Selamat escapes from Singapore prison
Record number of failed banks reported in US for February
Afghan protestors shot after mosque raid sparks anger
Thousands take part in protests across US against government's financial policy
Australian football: Melbourne Victory win A-League grand final
Obama sets deadline to withdraw troops from Iraq
Medvedev asks for resignations from Russian Olympic officials after performance in Vancouver
Roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least eleven
Major storms batter Europe
New Zealand's Adam Hall and Corey Peters finish run at IPC Alpine World Championships
Nathalie Carpanedo finishes wild card run at IPC Alpine World Championships
Australia's Mitchell Gourley finishes up at IPC Alpine World Championships