Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
The city of San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
An Iran Airtour Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
The trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
Four thieves break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream.
Two-year-old James Bulger is abducted from New Strand Shopping Centre by two ten-year-old boys, who later torture and murder him.
The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
One hundred women protest in Lahore, Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre.
Malcolm X visits Smethwick following the racial charged 1964 general election.
Lyons's LEO produces a payroll report. It is the first time in history a computer is used in business.
Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.
The largest observed iron meteorite until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music", in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.
Bolsheviks launch a revolt in Georgia as a preliminary to the Red Army invasion of Georgia.
In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, killing one person and wounding 20.
Michigan State University is established.
Edward Hargraves announces he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rushes.
The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
Bernardo O'Higgins formally approves the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
Isabella I issued an edict outlawing Islam in the Crown of Castile, forcing virtually all her Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity.
English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans in the Battle of the Herrings.
Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Holy Roman Emperor