Death of Herbert, Count of Maine
Frederick I "Barbarossa" crowned King of Germany
Pope Clement V arrives in Avignon
Death of St. Frances of Rome
Amerigo Vespucci explore born
Death of St. Katherine of Bologna
Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria
Nicolaus Copernicus's 1st recorded astronomical observation
Charles V's son, Philip, is made the Emperor's sole heir
David Rizzio, Mary Queen of Scots' secretary, musician, murdered by Darnley
Felicitas Schneider, Anna Erb and Ursula Schultheiss burned as witches
King James I grants land in New Hampshire to John Mason
Alexis Mikihailovich Romanov, Czar of Russia born
Execution of the Duke of Hamilton
Jules Cardinal Mazarin, chief minister of France, dies
French general and future emperor Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais.
James Monroe's daughter Maria marries in the White House.
Charles Graham of N. Y. was granted a patent for artificial teeth.
Leland Stanford, railroad builder and founder of California's Stanford University born
Phoebe Palmer Knapp, American Methodist hymnwriter. She published more than 500 hymn tunes during her lifetime; her most famous melody comprises the tune to Fanny Crosby's hymn, "Blessed Assurance." born
Verdi's opera "Nabucco" was a hit at its premiere at La Scala. The slaves chorus "Va pensiero" was interpreted as really being a proclamation of liberty by the Milanese. Verdi was then 28.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor," the Otto Nicolai opus that failed in Vienna, was premiered in Berlin and was a huge success.
The ironclads "USS Monitor" (Union) and "CSS Merrimack" (Rebel) have their famous battle at Hampton Roads. It was a standoff.
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was appointed commander in chief of Union forces in the Civil War.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded
English novelist and poet Victoria Sackville-West born
Will Greer actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons) born
Composer Samuel Barber born
Detective novelist Mickey Spillane (I, the Jury) born
The World Radio Missionary Fellowship (WRMF) was incorporated in Lima, Ohio, by co-founders Clarence W. Jones and Reuben Larson. This interdenominational mission agency broadcasts the Gospel in 15 languages to South America and throughout Europe.
Joyce Van Patten actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show) born
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space (aboard Vostok 1) born
Actress Glenda Jackson (Hopscotch, Touch of Class) born
Actor comedian Marty Ingels (I'm Dickens He's Fenster) born
Mickey Gilley country singer (Urban Cowboy) born
Actor Raul Julia (Eyes of Laura Mars, Kiss of the Spider Woman) born
Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) born
Bobby Fischer US, world chess champion (1972-75) born
TV personality Charles Gibson born
Rock musician Robin Trower born
Actress Trish Van Devere born
Singer Jeffrey Osborne born
Country musician Jimmy Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) born
Barbie ( Barbara Millicent Roberts ), daughter of George & Margaret. (Mattell Doll) born
Actress Linda Fiorentino born
Magazine editor Michael Kinsley born
Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit
Actress Juliette Binoche born
Football player Brian Bosworth born
Reeb, were attacked with clubs on the streets of Selma, Alabama, while participating in a civil rights demonstration. Reeb later died in a Birmingham, Alabama hospital.
The daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, Svetlana, defected to the United States.
Grammy Awards-Sgt Pepper's wins 4 awards
Actor Emmanual Lewis born
Actor Kerr Smith ("Dawson's Creek") born
Actress Jean Louisa Kelly ("Mr. Holland's Opus") born
The module containing the bodies of the seven astronauts killed in the January 28th explosion of the shuttle Challenger was located off Florida.
President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp
The day after the "Super Tuesday" primaries and caucuses, Republican George Bush spent the day in Houston, savoring his 16-state sweep, while Democrats Michael Dukakis, Jesse Jackson and Al Gore enjoyed their more modest successes.
Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
The Senate rejected President Bush's nomination of John Tower to be defense secretary by a vote of 53-to-47.
Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as surgeon general, the first woman and the first Hispanic to hold the job.
Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third, on a fact-finding mission to seven countries, visited Kuwait following its liberation from Iraq.
Janet Reno sailed through her confirmation hearing on her way to becoming the nation's first female attorney general.
Rodney King testified at the federal trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of violating his civil rights, saying he'd been "attacked" by the defendants.
"The Postman Always Rings Twice," not the movie, the opera by Stephen Paulus, played in Boston. The opera premiered 10 years before; the original novel was published in 1934 and was actually banned in Boston because it was so sexy and violent.
The UN Human Rights Commission condemned anti-Semitism, putting the world body on record for the first time as opposing discrimination against Jews.
House Republicans unveiled their long-promised tax cut for families, businesses and investors.
President Clinton eased travel restrictions on Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and invited him to the White House for St. Patrick's Day.
Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman took the stand at the O.J. Simpson murder trial, denying ever meeting a woman who had accused him of making racist remarks.
The space shuttle "Columbia" landed safely a day late at the Kennedy Space Center, ending a 16-day mission.
Comedian George Burns died in Beverly Hills, California, just weeks after turning 100.
Gangsta rapper The Notorious B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was killed in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles; he was 24.
Whitewater figure Susan McDougal finished an 18-month contempt of court jail term for refusing to cooperate with independent counsel Kenneth Starr, but stayed in prison on another charge. She started a two-year sentence for a fraud and conspiracy conviction from an illegal $300,000 loan from the Small Business Association.
Amnesty International condemned an Israeli Supreme Court ruling authorizing Israel to hold 10 Lebanese detainees as bargaining cards, saying it "explicitly legitimizes hostage taking." The Israeli Supreme Court ruling represented a rare public admission that Israel was holding without trial members of the pro-Iranian Hizbollah (Party of God) which is fighting to oust Israeli troops from an occupation zone in south Lebanon.
In a case pitting former high school sweethearts against each other, Brian Peterson pleaded guilty in Wilimington, Delaware, to manslaughter in the death of his newborn son in a Newark motel and agreed to testify against the mother, Amy Grossberg. (A month later, Grossberg also pleaded guilty to manslaughter; she received two and a-half years in prison; Peterson, two years.)
Three days of storms brought floods, blizzards and tornadoes across the US. The death toll in southern states stood at seven after thunderstorms turned the streets of towns from Louisiana. to Georgia into rivers. Rescuers tried to reach people stranded when an earth dam gave way in Elba, Alabama and flooded the town. Five people died in the ensuing flood. In the Midwest, a cold front dumped heavy snow and froze road surfaces, four people died in weather-related traffic accidents. Tornadoes ripped through central Florida, but no deaths were reported.
RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp., the food-and-tobacco conglomerate, announced it was getting out of the cigarette business.
John McCain suspended his presidential campaign, conceding the Republican nomination to George W. Bush. Bill Bradley ended his presidential bid, conceding the Democratic nomination to Vice President Al Gore. _____________________________________________________________
Brazilian physicist who discovered the pion dies
Children poisoned by tainted cassava in the Philippines
Trial of alleged Brazilian "chainsaw massacre" deputy begins
Google releases Final version of Desktop Search
Ancient neanderthal protein sequenced
Dead Chechen rebel Maskhadov's son promises to continue father's work
Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags
Italian PM rejects US version of shooting
Cyclone Ingrid crosses Far North Queensland Coast
Ash and steam reported over Mount St. Helens
Agriculture's impact on human evolution clarified
UK vending machines begin selling sex toys
Toronto to have socialized city-wide wi-fi access
NFL owners agree to CBA extension, 30-2
Former teacher in France surrenders after holding 22 hostage in school
Bangkok blast injures two tourists
IAEA suspends nuclear aid for Iran
First Norfolk Island murderer in a century found guilty
NFL: Chicago deals Jones to New York
IBM and Cisco in attempt to create a universal platform for communications software development
NHL: Penguins lose to Devils at home
Ties announced in UEFA Champions League
EU adopts renewable energy measures
U.S. Justice Department says FBI misused Patriot Act
Rocketeers find possible impact crater in Nevada
Wall dividing island of Cyprus torn down but divisions still stand
Pakistan's military ruler sacks Chief Justice
Scotland defeats England 15-9 to win Calcutta Cup
Ariane 5 rocket launches first Automated Transfer Vehicle
Suspect charged in murder of Lauren Burk
National Hockey League news: March 9, 2008
China kills suspected terrorists, prevents 'air disaster'
International Board fixes soccer field size, halts technology experiments
Severe weather warnings issued for much of UK
Obama wins Wyoming caucus
Minnesota Department of Health says 'theatre nights' in bars are not exempt from Freedom to Breathe Act
Canadian teams vie for spot at the World Curling Championship
Sunshine Coast Regional Council can't challenge legal appeal by McDonald's Australia
Number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe surpasses 4,000
Wolfram Researchâs new product Alpha to compete with Google and Wikipedia
Research shows HIV virus may hide in bone marrow
Several hundred buried in mass graves in Nigeria following clashes
6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
Che Guevara's ''Motorcycle Diaries'' companion dies
Three law enforcement officers shot, one dead along with suspect, in St. Louis, Missouri standoff
Students wounded at King Khaled University protest in Saudi Arabia
Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton present International Women of Courage Awards
Terry Teen, 1960s Rockabilly artist, injured in collision
Super Tuesday 2012: 'Joe the Plumber' wins GOP congressional primary
Christopher Mackin murder: police remand two in custody after court appearance