Death of St. Zacharius, Pope
Coronation of Robert of Courtenay as King of Rumania
Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor born
Death of George Podiebrad, King of Bohemia
Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes Archbishop of Canterbury
Surrender of Paris to King Henry IV of France
Sir Walter Raleigh burns the town of San Joseph in Trinidad
Sir Anthony Van Dyck, artist born
Death of Pocahontas at Gravesend, England
Massasoit & Pilgrims agree on league of friendship. This treaty is made by Plymouth Colony with the Indians , and is kept, by both sides, for 50 years
1st Indian massacre of Europeans, Jamestown, Va.; 347 slain
Massachusetts outlaws all cards, dice & gambling equipment
Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Thomas Carew, English poet, dies at about 41
The opening of the Trial of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford
Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies. (The Act was repealed the following year.)
Congress enacted legislation forbidding slave trading with foreign nations.
Kaiser Wilhelm I, German Emperor (1871-88) born
Brig. Gen. William Wirt Adams, Organized First Miss. Cavalry born
US naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with Commodore James Barron near Washington DC.
Englishman Orlando Jones patented corn starch.
Randolph Caldecott, illustrater born
Congress outlawed polygamy.
Comedian Chico Marx was born. The Marx Brothers got their name from a comic strip called "Mager's Monks."
The first women's collegiate basketball game was played at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Hockey's first Stanley Cup championship game was played; the home team Montreal Amateur Athletic Association defeated the Ottawa Capitals, 3-to-1.
Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie to an invited audience in Paris; this is generally regarded as the first-ever public display of a movie projected onto a screen.
Japan proclaims that it is dertermined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea.
Great Britain and Persia agree to link Europe and India by telegraph.
The first color photograph is published in the London Daily Illustrated Mirror.
James Gavin, U.S. Army General born
Russians complete the evacuation of Manchuria.
Louis L'Amour, American author born in New Mexico.
A German Zepplin makes a night raid on Paris railway stations.
The U.S. becomes the first to recognize the Kerensky Government in Russia.
Actor Werner Klemperer, (Col. Klink of "Hogan's Heroes") born
French mime Marcel Marceau. born
"USA Today" founder Allen H. Neuharth born
Peasants in the Soviet Union protest food shortages there.
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel sank a Canadian-registered schooner, the "I'm Alone," in the Gulf of Mexico. (The schooner was suspected of carrying bootleg liquor.)
Composer Stephen Sondheim born
Former president of Harvard University, Derek Bok born
Actor William Shatner born
During Prohibition, President Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to three-point-two percent alcohol legal.
Senator Orrin Hatch (Republican, Utah) born
Actor M. Emmet Walsh born
The first High Definition Television service was officially inaugurated by the director-general of German broadcasting in Berlin.
The Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River began producing electric power for the Pacific Northwest.
Actress Barbara Parkins (Peyton Place) born
Singer-guitarist George Benson born
Singer Jeremy Clyde (Chad and Jeremy) born
The Arab League was formed with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt.
First U.S. built rocket to leave the earth's atmosphere reaches a 50-mile height.
The British mandate in Transjordan came to an end.
Britain signs a treaty granting independence to Jordan.
British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber born
Actress Fanny Ardant born
William Mengelberg died in Switzerland, he was 79. Mengelberg led the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam for generations, but died in exile from his orchestra after collaborating with the Nazis.
Sportscaster Bob Costas born
Singer-actress Stephanie Mills born
Actor Matthew Modine born
Barbra Streisand, then 19-years-old, opened on Broadway as Miss Marmelstein in "I Can Get For You Wholesale." A year later she married her co-star Elliott Gould.
The Beatles' first LP "Please Me," was released in Britain. It included such hits as the title track, "Love Me Do," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Do You Want To Know a Secret?" and "Twist and Shout."
Muhammad Ali KO'd Zora Foley in New York. This was his last fight before being stripped of his title for avoiding the military draft.
President Lyndon Johnson names General Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff.
Congress sent the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. (It fell short of the two-thirds approval needed.)
Actress Kellie Williams ("Family Matters") born
Actress Reese Witherspoon born
Indira Gandhi resigned as prime minister of India.
President Carter proposes the abolition of the Electoral College.
Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of "The Flying Wallendas" high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Sir Richard Sykes, Britain's Ambassador to the Netherlands, was shot and killed by Irish terrorists in the Hague.
First Class Postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents.
RCA put its "Selectra Vision" laser disc players on the market. Soon, the product was called "the Edsel of the entertainment field." The unit cost $500 and the videodisks about $15 each. The product did not sell.
Israel's Knesset chose Chaim Herzog of the opposition Labor Party to be the next president of Israel, in a rebuff to Prime Minister Menachem Begin's governing coalition.
French diplomats Marcel Fontaine and Marcel Carton were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim extremists. (They were freed in May 1988.)
World financier Michele Sindona died two days after ingesting cyanide in his Italian prison cell in what authorities later ruled a suicide.
Chad troops drove Libyan forces from a key airstrip in northern Chad, apparently ending Moammar Gadhafi's seven-year occupation. The Libyans abandoned $500 million worth of Soviet-made tanks and airplanes.
A garbage barge, carrying 3200 tons of refuse, left Islip, New York, on a six-month journey in search of a place to unload. (The barge was turned away by several states and three other countries until space was found back in Islip.)
Both houses of Congress overrode President Reagan's veto of a sweeping civil rights bill. The bill forbade discrimination by institutions, government agencies and some corporations that received any federal aid.
National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle announced plans to retire.
Fawn Hall, Oliver North's former secretary, began two days of testimony at North's Iran-Contra trial in Washington.
A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found former tanker captain Joseph Hazelwood innocent of three major charges in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, but convicted him of negligent discharge of oil.
High school instructor Pamela Smart, accused of manipulating her student-lover into killing her husband, was convicted in Exeter, New Hampshire, of murder-conspiracy.
A U.S. warplane shot down a second Iraqi jet fighter that had violated the cease-fire ending the Persian Guld War.
France's governing Socialist Party was rebuffed in regional elections.
Twenty-seven people were killed when a USAir jetliner crashed on takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport; 24 people survived.
President George Bush and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl wrapped up a weekend of informal talks by reiterating their resolve to break a deadlock on global trade talks.
The launch of the space shuttle "Columbia" was scrubbed with three seconds left in the countdown.
Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed when the boat they were riding in slammed into a Florida pier; pitcher Bob Ojeda was seriously injured.
The Montreal Symphony performed one of the week's most eclectic concerts: "O Java," a new work by Evangelista; Debussy's "Iberia"; The Beethoven First Piano Concerto with Martha Argerich; and "The Peacock" by Zoltan Kodaly.
"Woody Woodpecker" creator Walter Lantz died in Burbank, California, at age 93.
The Federal Reserve announced it was raising short-term interest rates from 3.25 to 3.5 percent, the second such boost of the year.
Shouting erupted in the U.S. House of Representatives as Democrats bitterly accused majority Republicans of trying to ram through a mean-spirited welfare overhaul bill.
Shouting erupted in the U.S. House of Representatives as Democrats bitterly accused majority Republicans of trying to ram through a "mean-spirited" welfare overhaul bill.
Convicted Long Island Rail Road gunman Colin Ferguson was sentenced to life in prison for killing six people.
The shuttle "Atlantis," carrying astronaut Shannon Lucid to a rendezvous with the Russian space station "Mir," blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Gunmen massacred 11 people in a political attack in South Africa's Zulu heartland, hours after President Nelson Mandela visited the province.
A day after a suicide bomber killed three women in Tel Aviv, Israeli troops clashed with hundreds of Palestinians in Hebron.
Tara Lipinski, at age 14 years and ten months, became the youngest women's world figure skating champion.
A deeply divided United Auto Workers union approved a new contract with Caterpillar Incorporated, ending a six-and-a-half-year contract battle.
Eleven young campers died in a mountain cabin fire in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The fire started after a gas heater exploded inside the cabin on Madisonburg Mountain.
Hundreds of thousands of people welcomed Pope John Paul at an airstrip near a town in southeast Nigeria where he would beatify ascetic monk Cyprian Tansi.
President Clinton departed Washington for a historic 12-day tour of Africa. The official delegation of 68 people, including Clinton and his wife Hillary and a congressional and citizens delegation including another 40 people visited six countries - Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana and Senegal.
Acting as his own lawyer, Dr. Jack Kevorkian went on trial on murder charges for the first time, telling a jury in Pontiac, Mich., he was merely carrying out his professional duty in a videotaped assisted death shown on "60 Minutes." (Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder.)
India and Europe team up for moon mission
Volunteers endure bed-rest study
U.S. TV networks look to past for future programming
Noted stamp engraver Czeslaw Slania dies at 83
Ten dead on Minnesota Indian reservation after school shooting
Kyrgyz president orders election probe as protesters seize control of second city
Romanian Visa card transactions increase by 60 percent in 2004
Romanian mobile phone giant Connex to launch 3G network
Internet through electrical power network introduced in Bucharest
Romanian defense minister to visit Bulgaria
Jury deliberates immigrant smuggler case
EU looks set to continue arms embargo on China
Ourmedia.org project launched to provide global repository of "grassroots media"
Surfwax releases "quick index" to 600k Wikipedia terms
American Thom Mayne snags Pritzker architecture prize
HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco is in Intensive care
Large creature loose in London suburb
Texas baby removed from life support against mother's wishes
Creationist sentiments affect Imax business strategy
David Suzuki to Visit University of Toronto
Symbian licenses email technology from rival Microsoft
US interest rates rise to 2.75%
Train derailed by collision with semi in Saskatchewan, Canada
Romanian Commercial Bank to launch smart cards in early April
Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal approved by Common Council
Canada bans "Where the Bloody Hell are you?" ad
ETA declares permanent cease-fire
Duckworth wins contentious Democratic primary in IL-06
Time: 15 Iraqi civilians dead; U.S. Marines under investigation
President Bush calls on Helen Thomas during press conference; question stirs debate
EU bans 92 airlines, buries "flying coffins"
Two explosions in La Paz kill 2, injure 6
BC Queen of the North ferry sinks
Windows Vista delayed until January 2007
H.E. Suzanne Mubarak and H.R.H. Prince Charles open the British University in Egypt
Cricket World Cup: New Zealand vs Canada
Mass wedding held against racism in Belgium
Sydney ferry hits ship, bridge
WebmasterWorld reports 75% of Google's blogspot as spam
XM and Sirius submit FCC transfer request
Iran: We will also take 'illegal actions' if UN imposes sanctions
Cricket World Cup: Scotland vs Netherlands
US President Bush and NZ Prime Minister Clark meet
NFL: Marshall Faulk expected to retire
Oil exploration in California, USA reveals giant impact crater
Study: Drying up rivers to cause freshwater crisis
Several US universities ban Wikipedia as primary source
NHL: DiPietro shines in Islanders win over Penguins
Italy confirms swapping Taliban for Mastrogiacomo
ETA set off car bomb in La Rioja, Spain
Ma Ying-jeou wins Taiwan presidential election
Pakistan Peoples Party names candidate for Prime Minister
National Hockey League news: March 22, 2008
Texas police: 2-year old crushed by relative
"Lost" actress Elizabeth Mitchell cast in ABC's "V" pilot
New findings suggest AIG executive bonuses were larger than previously thought
New Jersey woman identified after fifteen years in psychiatric home
Canadian PM seeks to abandon gun registry
Four police officers shot in Oakland, California die
Western Canadian justice officials to press for criminal code changes
Canadian Minister of National Defence withdraws from NATO candidacy
England wins women's cricket World Cup
Madagascar's former opposition leader sworn in as president
Bouncer stabbed to death in Atlantic City brawl
Early morning fire kills four New York group home residents
Cricket: Caloundra lead Glasshouse at stumps on day 2 of Sunshine Coast, Queensland division one grand final
US House of Representatives passes health care bill
Iraq election commission refuses recount of votes from parliamentary election
Ten killed by suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan
U.S. military denies reports helicopter opened fire on Libyan civilians during rescue mission
Professional wrestling manager Oliver Humperdink dies aged 62
Blues musician Pinetop Perkins dies at age 97
U.S. fighter jet crashes in Libya
Egyptian voters approve constitutional changes
Failure for New Hampshire gay marriage repeal effort
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush endorses Romney
NZ Junior Black Socks win 2 in Canberra against the ACT
Australian Labor Party shelves government oversight of media legislation