The Dry Law goes into effect in the United States. Selling liquor and beer becomes illegal.
The United States approves a $150 million loan to Poland, Austria and Armenia to aid in their war with the Russian communists.
Amelia Earhart sets an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.
The U.S. Fifth Army successfully breaks the German Winter Line in Italy with the capture of Mount Trocchio.
Some 462 Yale faculty members call for an end to the bombing in North Vietnam.
The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting the country independence from Portugal.
Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II approves Australia instituting its own Victoria Cross honors system, the first county in the British Commonwealth permitted to do so.
UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.
Slovenia and Croatia's independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is recognized by the international community.