Class-based legislation is passed in the colony of Virginia, exempting the upper class from punishment by whipping.
James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.
The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.
Hitler's National Socialists win the majority vote in Bavaria.
Newly inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt halts the trading of gold and declares a bank holiday.
In desperation due to war losses, fifteen and sixteen year olds are called up for military service in the German army.
In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill tells a crowd that "an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe]."
The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Britain gives up on the Ulster talks and decides to retain rule in Northern Ireland indefinitely.