Frederick Barbarossa is chosen as emperor and unites the two factions, which emerged in Germany after the death of Henry V.
The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, the cause of bitter and violent opposition in the colonies
The first Congress of the United States meets in New York and declares that the Constitution is in effect.
George Washington is inaugurated as President for the second time.
Vice-President John Adams, elected President on December 7, to replace George Washington, is sworn in.
Thomas Jefferson becomes the first President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
The Russians fighting against Napoleon reach Berlin. The French garrison evacuates the city without a fight.
Russian troops begin to retreat toward the Manchurian border as 100,000 Japanese advance in Korea.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to his first term as president in Washington, D.C.
Six people get the death sentence in Paris plotting to kill President Charles de Gaulle.
President Reagan takes full responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair in a national address.