Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Cristina Fernandez was sworn in as Argentina's first elected female president.
The first Lord of the Rings film installment, 'The Fellowship of the Ring,' directed by Peter Jackson, premiered in London.
One of the biggest heists in Japan occurred.
Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel prize in Literature.
Edward VIII signed to abdicate the British throne.
Calbraith Rodgers completed the first crossing of the US by airplane in 84 days.
The First Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded to the Red Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant and peace activist Frederic Passy.
The Treaty of Paris was signed.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was first published in the UK and Canada.
Mississippi was admitted to the Union, making it the 20th American state.
The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was published.
Isaac Newton's calculations and theories based on Kepler's laws were read to the Royal Society in London.
Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict, demanding that he recant.
King Berger of Sweden celebrated Christmas with his brothers before throwing them in his dungeons to die.