Henry I of England dies and the crown is passed to his nephew Stephen of Bloise.
Edmund Champion and other Jesuit martyrs are hanged at Tyburn, England, for sedition, after being tortured.
The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000.
President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.
Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington.
Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.
Kaiser Wilhelm II refuses to meet with Boer leader Paul Kruger in Berlin.
Twenty officers and 230 guards are arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the revolt at the Winter Palace.
The Italian Parliament debates the future of the Triple Alliance and asks for compensation for Austria's action in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
President William Howard Taft severs official relations with Nicaragua's Zelaya government and declares support for the revolutionaries.
King Constantine of Greece refuses to surrender to the Allies.
An American army of occupation enters Germany.
After a seven-year occupation, 7,000 British troops evacuate Cologne, Germany.
Nazi storm troops become an official organ of the Reich.
Josef Stalin's aide, Sergei Kirov, is assassinated in Leningrad.
The first Civil Air Patrol is organized in the United States.
Japan's Tojo rejects U.S. proposals for a Pacific settlement as fantastic and unrealistic.
Great Britain declares a state of emergency in Malaya following reports of Japanese attacks.
National gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States.
Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, defying the South's segregationist laws.
America's first draft lottery since 1942 is held.
Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir, which had been occupied by Pakistan.
AIDS virus officially recognized.
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North pleads the 5th Amendment before a Senate panel investigating the Iran-Contra arms sale.
Benazir Bhutto, politician, becomes the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Pakistan and the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state
East Germany's parliament changes its constitution, abolishing a section that gave the Communist Party the leading role in the state.
Channel Tunnel sections from France and the UK meet beneath the English Channel.
Ukraine's voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the USSR.
Trans World Airlines' final flight following the carrier's purchase by American Airlines; TWA began operating 76 years earlier. The final flight, 220, piloted by Capt. Bill Compton, landed at St. Louis International Airport.