Death of St. Felix of Dunwich
Death of St. Julian of Toledo
Death of Pope Celestine II
Election of Phillip, King of Germany
Holy Trinity College at Oxford, England, chartered
An English expedition sets out from Galway to hunt down and kill pirate and clan chieftain Grace O'Malley (Granuaile)
Edward Brounde sails from Dartmouth, England to Cape Cod, looking for pearls
Johann Kepler discovers Third Law of Planetary Motion
Crown forbids owners of Virginia colony from continuing the lottery
England's Queen Anne ascended the throne upon the death of King William the Third.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was born. CPE Bach wasn't as great a composer as his father. But he was a more popular composer by far during the last years of the Baroque era and for decades after his death. born
U.S. First Lady Hannah Van Buren ( wife of Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the U.S.) born
Karl Ferdinand von Grafe, helped create modern plastic surgery born
US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior, the "Great Dissenter." born
US Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan. Within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese.
A train passed over the first railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, New York.
Scottish children's writer Kenneth Grahame, author of "The Wind in the Willows" born
American printer and type designer Frederic William Goudy born
The 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, died in Buffalo, New York.
German nuclear chemist Otto Hahn, discoverer of nuclear fission born
The telescopic fishing rod - made of steel tubes inside one another - was patented by Everett Horton.
Writer Stuart Chase ( Men and Machines, Power of Words) born
A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. This was the first such animal control law in the U.S. It cost dog owners a $2 annual fee per dog in cities with a population over 1,200,000.
Actress Claire Trevor born
Strikes and riots in St. Petersburg marked the start of the Russian Bolshevik revolution. (New Style calendar)
The U-S Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
After Germany failed to make its first war reparation payment, French troops occupied Dusseldorf and other towns on the Ruhr River in Germany's industrial heartland.
Actress-dancer Cyd Charisse born
The 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, died in Washington.
Actress Sue Ane Langdon born
Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton born
Japanese forces captured Rangoon, Burma, during World War Two.
Actress Lynn Redgrave born
U-S bombers resumed bombing Berlin.
Actor-director Micky Dolenz born
Lyricist Carole Bayer Sager born
Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer born
Baseball player Jim Rice born
A census bureau report indicated that 239,000 farmers had quit tilling the soil and planting crops (giving up farming) over the past two years.
A world record for the quarter mile was set by Herb McKenley in Melbourne, Australia. Herb ran the distance in 46.8 seconds.
The International Boxing Club was ruled a monopoly, in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law.
Actress Camryn Manheim ("The Practice") born
Conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham died at the age of 81.
The U.S. nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrived in Holy Loch, Scotland, from Charleston, S.C., to become the first American sub to use the Scottish naval base.
Actress Kathy Ireland born
Nearly 4,000 U.S. Marines landed in South Vietnam.
Actress Andrea Parker ("The Pretender") born
A new undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion was crowned, as "Smokin'" Joe Frazier of Philadelphia won a decision over Muhammad Ali, who was previously undefeated.
Olivia Newton-John reached the top spot on the pop charts with "Have You Never Been Mellow".
Actor Freddie Prinze Junior born
Actor James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek") born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Kameelah Williams (702) born
Ronald Reagan gives the "evil empire" speech.
Pop musicians David, Bob and Clint Moffatt born
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that 407,700 Americans were millionaires - more than double the total of just five years before.
Four French television crew members were abducted in west Beirut; a caller claimed Islamic Jihad was responsible. (All four were eventually released.)
The emotional process of identifying victims from the British ferry disaster continued in Zeebrugge, Belgium, two days after the "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsized, claiming 189 lives; meanwhile, Sunday services were held in honor of the victims.
Vice President George Bush was the big winner in the "Super Tuesday" Republican presidential primaries. Among Democrats, Michael S. Dukakis, Jesse Jackson and Al Gore split the lion's share of delegates.
Seventeen soldiers were killed when two Army helicopters from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, collided in mid-flight.
In Lebanon, daily artillery barrages between Christian and Syrian forces and their militia allies began in Beirut; at least 930 people were killed before a cease-fire took hold the following September.
Opening arguments were heard in the Iran-Contra trial of former national security adviser John M. Poindexter.
Planeload after planeload of US troops arrived home from the Persian Gulf to an emotional welcome from relatives.
Iraq handed over 40 foreign journalists and two American soldiers whom it had captured.
President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton headed toward "Super Tuesday" claiming big boosts from weekend victories. Ninety people were killed when a ferry carrying pilgrims to a Buddhist shrine collided with an oil tanker in the Gulf of Thailand.
The Metropolitan Opera sang the music of Francis Poulenc, his "Dialogues of the Carmelites." Kent Nagano conducted and the cast was headed by Dawn Upshaw
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average soared to a record high, climbing 64.84 to end the day at 3469.42.
Singer-bandleader Billy Eckstine died in Pittsburgh at age 78.
The Defense Department announced a smoking ban for workplaces ranging from the Pentagon to battle tanks.
President Clinton announced the appointment of Washington attorney Lloyd Cutler as senior counsel, replacing Bernard Nussbaum.
Two United States diplomats were killed, one injured, when their car was ambushed as they were driving to the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.
The plummeting dollar stabilized after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called the decline unwarranted.
Wall Street plummeted in a major selloff triggered by seemingly good economic news -- a drop in the nation's unemployment rate and the biggest jobs gain in more than a decade. (Investors apparently worried that a stronger economy would mean no more interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve.)
Dr. Jack Kevorkian was acquitted of assisted suicide for helping two suffering patients kill themselves.
President Clinton, in keeping with his push for private businesses and churches to hire off welfare rolls, ordered federal agencies to do the same.
More than a foot of wind-driven snow paralyzed travel across the central Plains and Midwest.
Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke died in Florida at age 61.
James McDougal, one of the most important cooperating witnesses in Kenneth Starr's Whitewater investigation, died in a federal medical prison in Fort Worth, Texas, at age 57.
President Clinton began a tour of Central America.
The Clinton administration directed the firing of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee from his job at the Los Alamos National Laboratory because of alleged security violations.
New York Yankees baseball star Joe DiMaggio died in Hollywood, Fla., at age 84.
A letter carrier, two firefighters and a sheriff's deputy were shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee, allegedly by the letter carrier's husband, who was also a firefighter. _____________________________________________________________
President Clinton submitted to Congress legislation to establish permanent normal trade relations with China.
Peruvians sue Newmont Mining Company over mercury poisoning
Invisibility shield gets blueprint
The President of Bolivia resigns
British Airways announces new CEO
Chechen leader killed by Russian Special Forces
Syria begins withdrawing troops from Lebanon
Premature aging disease reversed in cells
China declares "the state shall employ nonpeaceful means"
Small plane crashes on median of Interstate 75 in Michigan
Australian emergency services personnel exposed to asbestos
Sault professor sides with students during college strike
Events cancelled at Humber due to college strike
Police release photographs of those of interest in connection with Cronulla riots
Bonobo chimp threatened in Congo
Study reveals 10% of telecommuters work nude
Gordon Parks, African American filmmaker, dies at 93
North Korea fires missiles during training exercise
Buffalo, NY magazine to publish Prophet Muhammad cartoons
Largest mass extinction in 65 million years underway, scientists say
Witness convicted of perjury in Best Bakery trial sentenced to one year
Eighteen found dead in a bus in Iraq
Computer glitch delays online tax filing in Canada
African Union peacekeepers come under attack in Mogadishu
John Lewis Partnership announces increased profits, 18% partner bonus
British actor John Inman dies at 71
Gormley's statue Another Place stays in Sefton, UK
DUP and Sinn FÃ©in make gains in Northern Ireland Assembly election
UEFA Cup - Round of Sixteen first leg results
France bans filming of violence
South American leaders end border dispute
International arms dealer Viktor Bout arrested in Thailand
Nightwish added to billing of UK's Bloodstock Open Air festival
BBC Outside Broadcasts to be sold to Satellite Information Services
President Bush vetoes CIA waterboarding ban
National Hockey League news: March 8, 2008
Mari Luz, missing child from Huelva, Spain, found dead
Vietnam bans pet hamsters
Explosion in Baghdad claims 28 lives
Two killed in gun attack in Northern Ireland
Windows 7 will allow users to disable Internet Explorer
Real IRA claims responsibility for gun attack
Body of missing teenager Amber Dubois found
Eight teens shot outside Indiana skating rink
Bronx, New York church destroyed in suspicious blaze
Clashes in Nigeria kill hundreds, troops on alert
Microsoft waits for death of Internet Explorer 6
Super Tuesday 2012: Mitt Romney wins six of ten GOP contests
Labor employees celebrate International Womenâs Day