Death of St. Gregory the Great (the Gregorian chant)
Death of St. Simeon the New Theologian
Election of Lucius II as Pope
Canonization of St. Thomas a Becket
Canonization of St. Peter of Castelnau
Fredrick II of Germany arrives in Jerusalem
The commune of Orvieto reminds its' citizens that sexual relations between Christian and Jew is forbidden
Jews are expelled from Syria.
Mary Tudor, Queen of Scots, escapes to Dunbar Castle
Andr de Ntre, French landscape architect born
New Jersey became a British colony as King Charles the Second granted land in the New World to his brother James, the Duke of York.
The U.S. Post Office is established.
Gustav Robert Kirchoff, physicist born
Pioneer auto maker Clement Studebaker. Studebaker was an American manufacturer who founded a family firm that became the world's largest producer of horse-drawn vehicles and a leader in automobile manufacturing, was born in Pinetown, Pennsylvania. born
Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, who's name is now synonymous with being ostracized, born in Burgh St. Peter, Norfolk, England
First $20 Gold piece issued.
New York Times publisher Adolph Simon Ochs. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. One year later he became the owner of the New York Times, under whose leadership, it would become one of the world's outstanding newspapers. born
Jane Delano, nurse and teacher who founded the Red Cross born
President Jefferson Davis delivers his State of the Confederacy address.
The State of Mississippi authorized the first state-supported college for women. It was called the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.
Hans Knappertsbusch, a conductor famous for his big musical climaxes born
Almon B. Stowger received a patent for an automatic telephone system. The system was installed in Laporte, Indiana, in 1892
Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
The Czar of Russia issues a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout his territory.
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico born
The first Girl Scouts of America troop was organized in Savannah, Ga., by Juliette Gordon Low.
American painter, teacher and art critic, Elaine de Kooning. She is best known for her portraits, was born in New York, New York. She was married to artist Willem de Kooning
Actor-singer Gordon MacRae born
Novelist Jack Kerouac. Kerouac gave the "Beat" movement its name and celebrated its code of poverty and freedom. born
Union leader Lane Kirkland Former AFL-CIO president born
Former astronaut Wally Schirra born
Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen died.
Playwright Edward Albee born
Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Ghandi began a 200-mile march to the sea, where he rendered salt from seawater to protest a British tax on salt.
The so-called "Swedish Match King," Ivar Kreuger, committed suicide in Paris, leaving behind a financial empire that turned out to be worthless.
President Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio "fireside chats," telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation's economic crisis.
Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns born
The "Anschluss" took place as German troops entered Austria, completing what Adolf Hitler described as his mission to restore his homeland to the Third Reich.
Pope Pius the 12th was formally crowned in ceremonies at the Vatican.
Finland and the Soviet Union concluded an armistice during World War Two. (Fighting between the two countries flared again the following year.)
Actress Barbara Feldon (Get Smart) born
Singer-guitarist Paul Kantner born
Britain bars all travel to Ireland.
Actress-singer Liza Minnelli born
In a speech to Congress, President Truman outlined what became known as the Truman Doctrine, calling for U.S. aid to countries threatened by communist revolution.
Singer-songwriter James Taylor born
Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) born
Actor Jon Provost ("Lassie") born
Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) born
Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) born
House joined the Senate in approving statehood for Hawaii.
Actor Courtney B. Vance born
Actor Titus Welliver ("Brooklyn South") born
Baseball player Darryl Strawberry born
Actress Julia Campbell born
Rock musician Graham Coxon (Blur). born
Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman in London.
Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murders of 33 men and boys. (The next day, Gacy was sentenced to death; after years on death row, he was finally executed in May 1994.)
Two Soviet cosmonauts boarded the Salyut 6 space station for a 75-day mission to the facility, which had been in orbit since 1977.
Actor Samm Levine ("Freaks and Geeks") born
Secretary of State George P. Shultz opened a new diplomatic drive to get foreign armies out of Lebanon as he met at the State Department with Lebanese Foreign Minister Elie Salem.
The United States and the Soviet Union opened new arms control talks in Geneva by holding a "get-acquainted" session.
Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced he would drop Secret Service protection and hire his own bodyguards. The plan would save taxpayers about $3 million a year.
Conductor Eugene Ormandy, director of the Philadelphia Philharmonic for more than four decades, died at age 85.
Spaniards voted to keep their country in NATO in a surprise victory for Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez
A federal judge in Washington dismissed lawsuits by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North seeking to stop an independent counsel's investigation of his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
The musical play "Les Miserables" opened on Broadway.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average elected to include the Coca-Cola Company and Boeing Company to its list and would drop Owens-Illinois Glass and Inco Ltd. from the list.
Reverend Jesse Jackson won the Democratic precinct caucuses in his native South Carolina.
Some 2500 veterans and supporters marched at the Art Institute of Chicago to demand that officials remove an American flag placed on the floor as part of a student's exhibit.
Vice President Dan Quayle met in Santiago, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who promised to relinquish power to Violeta Chamorro, the U.S.-backed candidate who won the presidential election.
Secretary of State James A. Baker III met with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and a Palestinian delegation as he continued a fact-finding mission.
Kuwait City reopened its port for the first time since the Persian Gulf War.
The UN Security Council stood firm in its demand that Iraq comply totally with Gulf War cease-fire resolutions, rebuffing an appeal for leniency from Saddam Hussein's special envoy, deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz.
The music of Busoni experienced something of a comeback. First there were two recordings of the Busoni Piano Concerto. Now the Chicago Symphony has programmed the Busoni Violin Concerto. Ruben Gonzalez performed it under Daniel Barenboim's baton in May.
Janet Reno was sworn in as the nation's first female attorney general.
Thirteen bombs exploded in Bombay, India, killing more than 300 people.
The Church of England ordained its first women priests.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher held discussions with Chinese leaders in Beijing that were marked by blunt exchanges on human rights.
President Clinton declared 39 California counties disaster areas after storms and flooding battered two-thirds of the state.
World leaders wound up a week-long summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, committing themselves to fighting poverty, but differing on how to do so.
Republican Bob Dole swept the seven Super Tuesday primaries, gaining a virtual lock on the GOP presidential nomination.
Authorities in Los Angeles arrested Mikail Markhasev as a suspect in the shooting death of Bill Cosby's son, Ennis, almost two months earlier. Markhasev is currently serving a life sentence in San Quentin State Prison without the possibility of parole
The government recorted the rate of new cancer cases among Americans had inched down for the first time, meaning over 70,000 fewer people than expected were diagnosed between 1992 and 1995.
A report in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that a nurse who failed to wash her hands properly after handling her infected dog probably caused an outbreak of a yeast infection in the intensive-care nursery of a N.H. hospital. The outbreak infected at least 24 babies at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., over a 15-month period beginning in Oct. 1993.
Kenneth Starr's prosecutors summoned President Clinton's close friend and adviser Bruce Lindsey for more questioning before the grand jury investigating the White House sex scandal.
Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic joined NATO.
Violinist Yehudi Menuhin died in Berlin at age 82.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar scored a major victory in general elections
Pope John Paul the Second asked God's forgiveness for the sins of Roman Catholics through the ages, including wrongs inflicted on Jews, women and minorities
Garry Kasparov retires from professional chess
Canadian airline Jetsgo ceases operations; 17,000 stranded
Criminals kidnapping mother of soccer players, in Brazil
Meath/Kildare by-election turnout between 20-30%
British 13-year-old given life for rape of teacher
US Senate passes new bankruptcy bill
FBI suspect Jesse James captured in Rio after five years on run
3 dead as man on trial for rape escapes
Comedian Dave Allen dies aged 68
Czech woman wins the first Sudoku world championship
Man takes baby and woman hostage in hospital
Arrests for kite flying in Pakistan spring festival
Bush nominates a new ambassador to Australia
Formula 1 season starts with GP of Bahrain
Swedish olympic snowboarder dies during practice run
United Kingdom hit by snow storms
NASA spacecraft enters Mars orbit
New Zealand's Prime Minister supports daylight savings extension
NCAA Basketball: National tournament field set
Bug in Microsoft antivirus deletes users' e-mails
Zimbabwe police break up rally, detain leaders
BBC correspondent missing
Swiss reject single health insurance
Gas line explodes in Texas
U.S. Army's surgeon general asked to resign
Marcello Lippi completes European XI squad
Bomb kills nine Afghan police
CSX freight train derails in Oneida, New York, tank car explodes
UN report says Sudan government guilty of orchestrating Darfur crimes
Brad Delp, lead singer of rock band Boston: found dead at 55
Archer kills elderly man on street in California, US
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns
Jayant "Dr Death" Patel arrested in Oregon, US
One year on: IFALPA's representative to ICAO, pilot and lawyer on ongoing prosecution of Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 pilot
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling releases budget
National Hockey League news: March 12, 2008
Unions battle in Ohio over hospital workers
Australian PM subject to scrutiny over Carer and Senior's payments
Former Australian PM attacks parliament on apology to the Stolen Generations
MPs and Police Officers pay tributes to Michael Todd
Madoff jailed after pleading guilty to $50 billion fraud scheme
Fundraising to keep Avro Vulcan flying succeeds
Space debris threatened International Space Station, astronauts temporarily evacuated
Cricket: West Indies regain Wisden Trophy
Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery further delayed
Apple reveals new iPod shuffle with voice
Shin wins Singapore HSBC Womens Golf Classic
Sanctions on US products introduced by Brazil
Suicide bomber kills at least 45 in Lahore, Pakistan
New York attorney general Cuomo recuses himself from governor Paterson investigation
Up to one-half of Somali food aid diverted from needy
Turkey recalls ambassador to Sweden over "genocide" vote
Arab League calls for Libyan no-fly zone
Explosion at earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant
British MP reveals Fred Goodwin superinjunction
Special report on Japanese tsunami emergency in Pichilemu, Chile
Honey bee decline spreading globally
U.S. February budget deficit is largest on record
English policeman Nicholas Stone cleared of rape, facing jail for misconduct
1960s Rockabilly music artist Terry Teen dies aged 70