The re-building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem was completed.
Death of the Forty Martyrs
Jews are excluded from public offices & dignities in the Roman Empire
Baldwin becomes Prince of Edessa (1st Crusade)
Pope Innocent III calls for a Crusade against the Albegensians
Dante threatened with burning should he return to Florence
Ferdinand II of Aragon, unifier of Spain
Columbus leaves Hispanola to return to Spain
Balthasar Hubmaier, one of the foremost leaders of the Austrian Anabaptists, was burned at the stake as a heretic in Vienna.
Tomas de Berlanga, Bishop of Panama, discovers the Galapagos Islands
Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth
Execution of Thomas Seymour
Moray and his allies enter Edinburgh
Darley discharges the Scots Parliament
Vincent Fettmilch, leader of massacres of Jews, is hanged
Marcello Malpighi, discoverer of capillary circulation born
Charles I, King of England, dissolves his third Parliament, again
Founding of Gardiner's Island, first English settlement in New York
Cardinal Jules Mazarin dies. He was a French statesman and advisor to the mother of King Louis XIV
Sir John Denham, English poet, dies at about 54
Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Churchill, who fought at Wilson's Creek, Red River, born
Muzio Clementi died at the age of 80. Clementi's piano pieces are seldom played in professional recitals but every piano student knows his work.
An Illinois attorney applied for a patent for an inflatable airbag to lift grounded boats off sandbars and shoals. The inventor, Abe Lincoln, was too busy with politics to pursue the invention.
The U.S. Treasury issued the first American paper money, in denominations from $5 to $1,000.
Ignaz Moscheles, a famous piano teacher during the early Romantic era, died, he was 75.
The first telephone call made by Alexander Graham Bell.
The Salvation Army of England sends group to U.S. to begin welfare and religious activity here.
Russian ballerina Tamara Karsavina born
Actor Barry Fitzgerald born
French composer Arthur Honegger born
Sherman Billingsley, owner of New York's Stork Club born
Jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke born
Poet Margaret Fishback born
Talk show host Ralph Emery born
Big earthquake in Long Beach (W.C. Fields was making a movie when it struck and the cameras kept running).
Oedipus, an opera by Georges Enescu, was sung in Paris. Enescu scarcely noticed. He was so upset at failing to hold a woman's attention that he destroyed his fiddle a Guarneri.
Playwright David Rabe born
Singer Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean) born
Newspaper columnist Bob Greene born
Rock musician Tom Scholz (Boston) born
Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell born
the body of the anti-Communist foreign minister of Czechoslovakia, Jan Masaryk, was found in the garden of Czernin Palace in Prague.
First civilian to exceed speed of sound -- H. H. Houver at Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as "Axis Sally," was convicted in Washington DC of treason. (She served 12 years in prison.)
Actress Shannon Tweed born
Actress Sharon Stone born
Rock musician Gail Greenwood (Belly) born
Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) born
Prince Edward of England born
Songwriter Neneh Cherry born
Actor Stephen Mailer born
Singer Edie Brickell born
James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
Country singer Daryle Singletary born
Olympic gold-medal gymnast Shannon Miller born
Soyuz 28 returns to Earth.
Konstantin U. Chernenko, Soviet leader for just 13 months, died at age 73.
The Vatican condemned human artificial fertilization or generation of human life outside the womb and said all reproduction must result from the "act of conjugal love."
New York Congressman Jack Kemp dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Pop singer Andy Gibb dies in Oxford, England, at age 30 of heart inflammation
The Chinese army occupies Lhasa, capital of Tibet, after major demonstrations by Tibetans.
One day after the Senate rejected the defense secretary nomination of John Tower, President Bush announced he would nominate Wyoming Congressman Dick Cheney, who was later confirmed.
Haitian ruler Lt. General Prosper Avril resigned during a popular uprising against his military regime.
Eight Arab governments endorsed President Bush's Middle East peace proposal calling for Israel to relinquish territory, and reiterated their desire for a peace conference.
Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in Moscow, demanding that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev resign.
Democrat Bill Clinton claimed front-runner status as he won a series of Southern landslides on Super Tuesday; President Bush swept all the Republican contests.
Authorities announced the arrest of Nidal Ayyad, a second suspect in the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.
C. Northcote Parkinson, author of "Parkinson's Law," died in Canterbury, England, at age 83.
Dr. David Gunn was shot to death outside a Pensacola, Florida, abortion clinic.
Thousands of students demonstrated across France to demand the government withdraw a controversial law allowing employers to pay young people less than the minimum wage.
White House officials began testifying before a federal grand jury about the Whitewater controversy.
The Labor Department reported the nation's unemployment rate for February dropped to 5.4 percent, down 0.3 percent from the month before.
Former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari fled to the United States.
The Clinton administration released $3 billion to support Mexico's faltering economy.
Hezbollah guerrillas launched a wave of bomb and rocket attacks on Israeli troops in south Lebanon.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher, accusing China of "reckless" provocations against Taiwan, said on NBC that U.S. warships would move closer to Taiwan.
The White House and the F-B-I clashed in a rare public quarrel after President Clinton said he should have been alerted when the bureau told national security officials that the Chinese government might be trying to influence US elections.
US Air Force and Navy personnel in the Persian Gulf received their first vaccinations against anthrax.
Indonesia's President Suharto was elected to his seventh term.
Actor Lloyd Bridges died in Westwood, California, at age 85.
A Japanese regional governor barred a British freighter carrying nuclear waste from France from entering a port in his prefecture. The Pacific Swan, carrying 24 tons of nuclear waste, was left standing about a mile off the northern Japanese port of Mutsu-Ogawara, awaiting a disputed entry to be settled between Govenor Morio Kimura of Aomori Prefecture and the Tokyo central government.
Former White House aide Kathleen Willey, who was allegedly fondled by President Clinton in 1993, answered questions before a grand jury investigating the White House sex scandal. Willey, spent most of the day testifying behind closed doors.
Federal authorities announced that food stamps were issued to nearly 26,000 dead people in 1995-96. The General Accounting Office said in a report $8.5 million in food stamps were issued to 25,881 deceased people in the two-year period, based on a review after comparing food stamp rolls with death lists in the four most populous states, which account for one-third of the country's 20.4 million food stamp recipients.
Some 22,000 hemophiliacs who were infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions brought a multi-billion dollar class action lawsuit against Canada's federal and provincial governments and the Red Cross.
During a visit to Guatemala, President Clinton acknowledged the U.S. role in Central America's "dark and painful period" of civil wars and repression.
Pope John Paul the Second approved sainthood for Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia socialite who had taken a vow of poverty and devoted her fortune to helping poor blacks and American Indians. (Drexel, who died in 1955, was canonized the following October.) _____________________________________________________________
Microsoft Considering Backport of WinFS to Windows XP
Bush calls Romania a special ally of the US
Flat tax boosts average Romanian salaries
Selgros Cash and Carry to open two new stores in Transylvania
US Pulls Out of Optional Protocol to Vienna Convention
Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa officially resigns
Blogshine Sunday pushes for government sunshine online
Colombia extradites guerrilla to the USA
Bolivian Congress refuse president's resignation
Bulgarian government says U.S. killed Bulgarian soldier in 'friendly fire' incident
United Nations passes Declaration on human cloning
Wikipedia's Wales is considering a "stable" version
Three charged following release of Cronulla riot wanted photographs
Daisuke Enomoto will be the fourth space tourist at the ISS
Czech pub food eating experiment resulted in lost weight, lower cholesterol
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Martian orbit
American hostage Tom Fox found dead in Iraq
Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed further
Japanese Buddhist priest arrested for child prostitution
Global measles deaths plunge by 48% over past six years
Gale Norton resigns as U.S. Secretary of the Interior
New Zealand woman reports marijuana plants stolen
Bacterial outbreak forces closure of Toronto hospital neo-natal unit
Eritrean minister warns of war over Ugandan troops in Somalia
United force replay against 'Boro in FA Cup
Taliban claim responsibility for kidnapping of Italian journalist
Boy missing in Glynn County, Georgia
New York governor Spitzer tied to prostitution ring
Socialists win second term as Spain's ruling party
Tour de Taiwan Stage 1: A triple-crown honor for Kam-po Wong
Malaysian opposition gains in elections, conquers four new state legislatures
Strong winds and heavy rain across southern UK
Tour de Taiwan Stage 2: European & American cyclists rise up
National Hockey League news: March 10, 2008
Pennsylvania cop on trial for allegedly murdering girlfriend's estranged husband
Philippine exports plunge to eight-year low
Continuity IRA gunmen kill policeman in Northern Ireland
Community Television consortium urges Australian government to increase funding for channels
North Korea warns airlines over satellite fears
Ohio State gunman kills employee before committing suicide
Three rebels in Indonesia killed in raids
Man jailed after Facebook murder case in County Durham, England
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim remains the worldâs richest man
Space Shuttle Discovery lands for final time
NASCAR: Carl Edwards wins Kobalt Tools 400
Ireland's Occupy Dame Street, Occupy Waterford camps cleared
Kenya government fires health worker strikers over failure to 'report back to work'
Super Tuesday 2012: President Obama loses a delegate to Randall Terry
Dust storm covers Tokyo: in pictures