The Jews are expelled from Syria.
Cesare Borgia dies while fighting alongside his brother, the king of Navarre, in Spain.
The Bermuda Islands become an English colony.
New Jersey becomes a British colony.
The United States Post Office is established.
Great Britain signs a treaty with Persia forcing the French out of the country.
President Jefferson Davis delivers his State of the Confederacy address.
The British Zulu War begins.
Mississippi establishes the first U.S. state college for women.
Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
The Czar of Russia issues a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout the land.
British Parliament increases naval appropriations for Great Britain.
Dr. Fletcher of the Rockefeller Institute discovers the cause of infantile paralysis.
Juliet Low founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia.
Russian troops mutiny as the "February Revolution" begins.
Gandhi begins his march to the sea to symbolizes his defiance of British rule in India.
President Paul von Hindenburg drops the flag of the German Republic and orders that the swastika and empire banner be flown side by side.
President Roosevelt makes the first of his Sunday evening fireside chats.
Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome.
Great Britain bars all travel to neutral Ireland, which is suspected of collaborating with Nazi Germany.
Diarist Anne Frank dies in a German concentration camp.
The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.
Lebanese President Gemayel opens the second meeting in five years calling for the end to nine-years of war.
The United States and the Soviet Union begin arms control talks in Geneva.
The Church of England ordains women priests.