Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A double-decker bus in Hong Kong overturned, killing 19 people in Hong Kong's 2nd deadliest road accident.
Amy Winehouse scored five awards at the 50th Grammy Awards.
A computer defeated world champion chess player Gary Kasparov for the first time.
Two Australian warships, the HMAS Melbourne and the HMAS Voyager, collided off the New South Wales coast.
President Eisenhower stepped in to warn the US not to intervene in Vietnam.
Tom and Jerry made their debut appearance.
Glenn Miller's 'In the Mood' hit number one on this day and stayed there for 12 weeks.
Hitler gave his first speech as Chancellor explaining why Nazi power should rule.
Oil well gusher fired 1,000 feet into the air near Tampico, Mexico making it the largest in history.
The HMS Dreadnought battleship was christened.
The first US fire extinguisher patent was granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia.
Edmond Halley was given the senior post as the second Astronomer Royal at Greenwich Observatory.
Twelve anabaptists paraded through Amsterdam completely naked.