1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian
St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula Italy
Pope Boniface VIII degree Clericis Iaicos
King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
Battle at Falköping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders
Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed/wounded
Ferdinand of Austria crowned as king of Bohemia
Hungarian anti-king Janos Zapolyai & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
1st imperial coronation by a Pope, Charles V crowned by Clement V
Treaty of Nagyvarad/Peace of Grosswardein signed between Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zápolya of Hungary.
Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)
Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
Flemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main
Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Orfeo," premieres in Mantua
Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen
Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London
Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British
Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India
French troops conquer Breda
Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)
London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
17 die & 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty & Elizabeth Godfrey in England
Mexico gains independence from Spain
The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is 1st Indian lang monthly mag
Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia
King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared
US Court of Claims forms for cases against government
1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government
LA Vineyard Society organized
Arizona Territory created
Forrest's raid on Brentwood, Tennessee
-Feb 25] Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost)
1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)
House of Reps vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson
The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.
Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt," premieres in Oslo
De Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal
China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
Louisville, Ky becomes 1st government in US to adopt Australian ballot
French troops under capt Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan
The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.
Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)
Cuban war for independence begins
Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15 Jarvis 4-27
Western Washington University is established.
Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
Tomas Estrada Palma defeats Jose Gomez in the election for president of Cuba, but Gomez and his followers refuse to accept results and sponsor an uprising
In 'Muller v Oregon', the US Supreme Court favors an Oregon law limiting maximum hours a woman may work and denies that it curtails 'liberty of contract'
The Hudson Motor Car Company is founded.
Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers
Frank Craven's "Too Many Cooks," premieres in NYC
German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram)
Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000
Estonia declares independence from Russia
NSDAP begins at Hofbrauhaus Munich
Peace treaty gives Estonia independence
1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida
Flying Scotsman goes into service
Mass arrests in US of mafia
Greek parliament proclaims republic
Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs)
Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
Thermite explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY
John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St NYC
Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona
Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
1st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Wash, DC
Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
Roy Harris' 3rd Symphony, premieres in Boston
Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"
43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague
Anti nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)
The "Battle of Los Angeles" takes place, lasting until the next day.
Gen-major Bradley flies to Algiers
Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II
Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war
Egypt & Syria declares war on nazi-Germany
Manila freed from Japanese
Nazi occupiers begin state of siege
Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
Juan Peron elected President of Argentina
Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement
V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to 5x speed of sound at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,
Labour wins British parliamentary election
"Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 perfs
Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of GRB
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
Betty MacKinnon & Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
"Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances
Pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed
Italian government of Segni falls
US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
"New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 28 performances
"Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances
General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
"Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 perfs
Discovery of 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish)
Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby
Northern Ireland Stormont parliament election held leading to fragmentation of the Unionist party into 'Official Unionist' and 'Unofficial Unionist'
29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records
KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
Algeria nationalizes 51 percent of French oil concessions
Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
Cuba adopts its constitution
Jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock," premieres in NYC
Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU
Pres Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights
Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game
Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas
War between North & South Yemen begins
"Canterbury Tales" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances
Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower
An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins
Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92
Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time
USSR performs underground nuclear test
A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson
Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
Jim Kelly (Houston USFL) passes for pro football record 574 yds
Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"
Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby
29th Grammy Awards: Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby wins
LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point
Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
Matti Nykanen becomes winter olympics 1st triple gold medalist
South African apartheid regime bans the UDF
Supreme Ct votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody
150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found
Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley
Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife
US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open
"Those Were The Days" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 perfs
End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft
US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops
35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins
Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleve Indians' park (Jacobs Field)
Dow-Jones hits record 4011.74
The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
Cuba downs 2 US planes
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)
South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
Qatar inaugurates the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launches Qatar Liquefied Gas Co.
Elton John knighted
NHL resumes season since Feb 8th to accomodate the Olympics
The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins
XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.
27th Golden Raspberry Awards: Basic Instinct 2 wins
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
80th Academy Awards - "No Country for Old Men," Daniel Day-Lewis & Marion Cotillard win
Sachin Tendulkar scored the the first double century in One Day International cricket.
Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009
Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).
10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali
Nicos Anastasiades wins the Cypriot presidential election
Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba
Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500
Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time
7 people are killed & 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam
A 4.4 billion-year-old Crystal is discovered to be the oldest known fragment from the earth's crust
Plane crashes in Nepal; all 21 on board feared dead
Apple CEO Tim Cook: Unlocking terrorist's iPhone is 'bad for America'
North Korea Accuses China of 'Mean Behavior' After It Tightens Sanctions
Kim Jong-nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say
Google Self-Driving Car Unit Accuses Uber of Using Stolen Technology
US reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons
Baidu's quarterly revenue falls 2.6 percent
Ex-Trump aide Gates pleads guilty in deal with special counsel
Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages
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