The U.S. Supreme Court decides in the Gonzales v. Williams case that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and can enter the United States freely, yet stops short of awarding citizenship.
The Negro National League, the first black baseball league, is organized by Rube Foster.
The Paris Conference on war reparations hits a deadlock as the French insist on the hard line and the British insist on Reconstruction.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt claims in his State of the Union message that the federal government will provide jobs for 3.5 million Americans on welfare.
On the Greek-Albanian front, the Greeks launch an attack towards Valona from Berat to Klisura against the Italians.
UN forces abandon Seoul, Korea, to the Chinese Communist Army.
The French Army in Indochina launches Operation Nenuphar in hopes of ejecting a Viet Minh division from the Ba Tai forest.
President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
The Khmer Rouge launches its newest assault in its five-year war in Phnom Penh. The war in Cambodia would go on until the spring of 1975.
The Ulster Volunteer Force kills six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day 10 Protestant civilians are murdered in retaliation.
Ohio officials approve an out-of-court settlement awarding $675,000 to the victims and families in the 1970 shootings at Kent State University, in which four students were killed and nine wounded by National Guard troops.
Over 300 people die and more than 700 are injured in Pakistan's deadliest train accident, when an overloaded passenger train collides with an empty freight train.
Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former professional wrestler, is sworn in as populist governor of Minnesota.
Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the Rose Revolution of November 2003.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) becomes the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.