The French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrives to winter in a Huron Indian village after being wounded in a battle with Iroquois in New France.
Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.
Hitler meets with Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.
Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to decide the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."
Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term.
France's Charles DeGaulle hands in his resignation.
President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.
Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released from their captors in Tehran, Iran.