Richard I, King of England, is freed from captivity in Germany.
Shay's Rebellion, an uprising of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers against the new U.S. government, fails.
Harry Longabaugh is released from Sundance Prison in Wyoming, thereby acquiring the famous nickname, "the Sundance Kid."
After an exchange of gunfire, fighting breaks out between American troops and Filipinos near Manila, sparking the Philippine-American War
French troops take the territories of Offenburg, Appenweier and Buhl in the Ruhr as a part of the agreement ending World War I.
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurates the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y.
The United Service Organization (U.S.O.) is formed to cater to armed forces and defense industries.
The Japanese attack the Indian Seventh Army in Burma.
The Big Three, American, British and Soviet leaders, meet in Yalta to discuss the war aims.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins televised hearings on the Vietnam War.
Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, beginning one of the most bizarre cases in FBI history.
The U.S. Post Office issues a commemorative stamp featuring Sojourner Truth.