Death of Antonius Pius, Emperor of Rome
Excommunication of Henry IV, King of Germany
Conrad III again chosen King of Germany
Jews are massacred by rioters, Stamford-fair, England
Death of St. Thomas Aquinas
Death of Edward I, King of England
The Pope refuses the request for a divorce by Henry VIII of England
Venice recognizes the Turkish rule of Cyprus
A performance of the play "Ignoramus" given at Cambridge for King James VI of Scotland (and I of England)
Prince Charles and Villiers reach Madrid
First American treason trial begins, against Crown Governor of Virginia, John Harvey
Massachusetts Bay establishes first 2-chamber legislature in colonies
Franz Benda died. He was the leader of the private orchestra of Frederick the Great, who is remembered by classical music fans today as a pretty good flute player who composed some music himself that isn't bad.
Plant Breeder, Luther Burbank born
In a three-hour speech to the US Senate, Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.
Charles Miller received a patent for a sewing machine that stitches buttonholes.
Composer Maurice Ravel, "Bolero" born
Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone.
Teacher, Helen Parkhurst born
Actress Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo, The Miracle, The Fugitive Kind) born
Mark Breith, the mayor of Cincinnati, stood before the city council and announced that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."
The United States sent 20-thousand troops to the Mexican border as a precaution in the wake of the Mexican Revolution.
Willis Farnworth of Petaluma, California, patented the coin-operated locker.
Ronald Amundsen annouces the discovery of the South Pole.
Jazz musician, drummer Lee Young born
Basketball Hall of Famer Andy Phillip born
First transatlantic telephone call (London-New York).
Actor James Broderick born
Photographer Lord Snowdon born
CBS Radio debuted the first daytime radio serial, "Marie The Little French Princess." It had a successful run of two years on-the-air.
The Monopoly game is invented.
TV weatherman Willard Herman Scott born
Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.
Auto racer Janet Guthrie (First woman in Indianapolis 500) born
Actor Daniel J Travanti (Hill Street Blues) born
Walt Disney Company chairman Michael Eisner born
Actor Michael York (Logan's Run, Cabaret, The Heat of the Day) born
Rock musician Chris White (The Zombies) born
During World War Two, US forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.
Rock singer Peter (Blankfield) Wolf born
Rock musician Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) born
Football Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris born
Former football player Lynn Swann born
Russia defeated Canada 7-2 to capture the world ice hockey title in Stockholm, Sweden. It marked the first time that Russia participated in the ice hockey competition.
"Peter Pan" with Mary Martin and Cyril Richard was presented as a television special for the first time.
Comedienne Phyllis Diller made her debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, California, leading to a stage, club and television career that spanned more than three decades.
Tennis player Ivan Lendl born
US Orbiting Solar Observatory is launched.
Singer-actress Taylor Dayne born
A march by civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Alabama, by state troopers and a sheriff's posse.
Rock musician Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) born
The US Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.
Actress Laura Prepon ("That 70's Show") born
Walter Cronkite's final CBS anchor appearance.
Anti-government guerrillas in Colombia executed kidnapped American Bible translator Chester Allen Bitterman, whom they accused of being a CIA agent.
The song "We Are the World", from the album of the same name, was played on the radio for the first time. Forty-five top pop stars combined their talents to record the music of Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, with Quincy Jones producing. The proceeds of the multimillion-selling recording went to aid African famine victims.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth the Second and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher led their nation in grieving for the 189 people who died when a British ferry capsized off the Belgian coast the day before.
World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champ, "Iron Mike" Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titlist ever as he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round bout in Las Vegas.
Three Israelis were killed when three Arab gunmen hijacked a commuter bus in the Negev Desert; the hijackers were themselves killed when Israeli forces stormed the vehicle.
Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third met with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze in Vienna, Austria. Baker agreed to visit Moscow the following May to discuss prospects for a summit between President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan announced the government would propose a more informative food-labeling system that would require the disclosure of the fat, fiber and cholesterol content of nearly all packaged foods.
In the wake of the allied victory in the Persian Gulf, Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third left for a tour of the Middle East, seeking to promote a new Arab-Israeli dialogue.
Democrat Bill Clinton picked up additional victories in the South Carolina primary and the Wyoming caucuses, while fellow Democrat Paul Tsongas won the Arizona caucuses. President Bush won the Republican primary in South Carolina.
Authorities said David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians, was becoming irritable and had rejected proposals to end a week-long standoff at his compound near Waco, Texas.
Beethoven's last piano concerto and Schumann's last symphony were played by the Montreal Symphony. Carlo Rizzi conducted the Schumann Fourth while Olli Mustonen soloed in the "Emperor" Concerto. The concert opened with a piece called "Orion" by the composer Vivier.
The US Navy issued its first permanent orders assigning women to regular duty on a combat ship in this case, the USS Eisenhower
The Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that doesn't require permission from the copyright holder.
New York Gov. George Pataki signed a death penalty bill into law. In a near-party-line vote, the House passed, 232-193, a business-backed measure designed to pressure combatants in lawsuits to settle their differences short of costly trials.
Three US servicemen were convicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl and sentenced by a Japanese court to six and a-half to seven years in prison.
Unemployed computer programmer Edward Leary was convicted of attempted murder in the firebombing of two New York City subway trains.
Bob Dole handily won the New York Republican primary.
After a week of embarrassing disclosures about White House fund raising, President Clinton told a news conference, "I'm not sure, frankly" whether he also made calls for campaign cash. But he insisted that nothing had undercut his pledge to have the highest ethical standards ever.
A Minn. judge ordered tobacco companies to turn over thousands of secret documents in the state's $1.77-billion lawsuit. Judge Kenneth Fitzpatrick ordered cigarette makers to release in 2 days 39,000 documents that may contain information on how the industry studied ways to lure young people to smoke, some as young as five.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, speaking in Rome, said the US wouldn't tolerate any more violence in Kosovo, which she blamed on Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
Movie director Stanley Kubrick, whose films included "2001, Dr Strangelove, Lolita, Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut dies
Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore were the big winners in Super Tuesday primaries.
The Nasdaq composite crossed the five-thousand mark for the first time before retreating.
Country singer Frank "Pee Wee" King died in Louisville, Kentucky, at age 86
British Airways CEO set to step down in the summer
Nobel Laureate Hans Bethe passes away at age of 98
Insulin levels tied to Alzheimer's
CIA sending suspects overseas for "rendition"
Deutsche BÃ¶rse quits LSE takeover.
Book review controversy over Daniel Dennett's 'Breaking the Spell'
Australian Senator Bob Brown calls for ban on junk food ads
Ukraine does not allow Transnistrian goods transit without Moldovan customs stamps
Dana Reeve, 44, wife of Christopher Reeve, dies of lung cancer
Hall of Fame baseball player Kirby Puckett dies of stroke
Porn star promotes Italian wine
ChÃ¡vez accuses US of plotting separation of oil rich state
Multiple vehicles crash in West Palm Beach, FL
Three explosions in Varanasi, India
House approves renewal of the Patriot Act
U.S. Pentagon releases Guantanamo detainees' names
Big 12 names players, coach of the year
New Zealand's Census is held tonight
Australians need bigger toilets
Ontario college teachers begin strike
New Zealand broadband subscribers increase
Dozens dead in Indonesian plane crash
Repeat sex offenders to face capital punishment in Texas
One dead in Michigan school shooting
Ugandan judges begin week-long strike
Bob Rae seeks Liberal nomination in Toronto-Centre
Canadian PM visits Hamilton, admits he's an avid curling fan
Larsson goal puts United into quarterfinals
Arsenal out of Champions league after tie with PSV
Quick goal sees Bayern advance over Real Madrid
US troops accused of killing Afghan civilians following car-bombing
Court issues YouTube block in Turkey
Two winners confirmed in US 'Mega Millions' jackpot
UEFA Champions League 2006/07: AC Milan 1-0 Celtic
Spanish Prime Minster condemns killing of Spanish councillor
Tour de Taiwan, TaiSPO, and Taipei Cycle: 3-in-1 preview
New professional Open documentary project
Gunman kills eight at Jerusalem school
Spanish councillor shot and killed in the Basque Country
Brett Favre says goodbye to NFL at press conference
Canadian GG offers statement on International Women's Day
University of North Carolina student body president murdered
National Hockey League news: March 7, 2008
Letters regarding Times Square bombing sent to Congress
Protester says Japanese whalers shot him
NASA successfully launches Kepler Telescope
NASA sets launch date for Space Shuttle Discovery
Six vehicle pileup disrupts traffic on highway in British Columbia
Earthquake strikes Melbourne, no reports of injuries
California man convicted of murdering five firefighters by starting wildfire
Paleontologists reaffirm the cause of dino extinction
Two candidates in Togo elections claim victory; votes counted
Gardner pleads not guilty to Chelsea King murder
Polio vaccination campaign targets 85 million African children
Iraqi police: Najaf bombing kills three
10 billionth update placed on social networking website Twitter
Six people die in bus crash near Phoenix, Arizona
Tiger kills handler in Shanghai zoo
Insurgents kill several people in Baghdad as Iraq's parliamentary elections start
US military brig officials order whistle-blowing suspect to sleep naked
Libyan government accuses three Dutch helicopter crew of transporting spies
Polish footballer WÅodzimierz Smolarek dies aged 54
Putin elected to third term; observers express concern