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|1493 – Christopher Columbus wrote an open letter describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World, which was widely distributed upon his return to Portugal.||refimprove section|
|1942 – Second World War: Japanese forces led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita captured Singapore, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history.||refimprove section, unreferenced section|
|1961 – Sabena Flight 548, carrying the U.S. Figure Skating team who were en route to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships, crashed during the approach for landing at Brussels' Zaventem Airport, killing all seventy-two on board.||more footnotes|
|1971 – The British pound sterling and the Irish pound were decimalised on what is called Decimal Day.||refimprove section, lead too short|
|1976 – The current Constitution of Cuba, providing for a system of government and law based on those of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries, was adopted by a national referendum.||refimprove|
|1994 – Less than four years after declaring its independence from the Soviet Union, Tatarstan officially agreed to become a federal subject of Russia.||refimprove section, unreferenced section|
|1995 – Kevin Mitnick, the most wanted computer hacker in the United States at the time, was arrested and charged with computer fraud and wire fraud.||multiple issues|
- 1900 – Second Boer War: British cavalry under Major-General John French defeated Boer forces to end a 124-day siege of Kimberley, present-day South Africa.
- 1949 – Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux began excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves in the West Bank region of Jordan, the location of the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
- 1979 – Don Dunstan resigned as Premier of South Australia, ending a decade of sweeping social liberalisation.
- 1996 – A Long March 3B rocket carrying the communications satellite Intelsat 708 crashed immediately after launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China, destroying a nearby town and killing an unknown number of inhabitants.
- 1999 – Abdullah Öcalan, one of the founding members of the militant organization the Kurdistan Workers' Party, was arrested by Turkish security forces in Nairobi, Kenya.
- 2003 – In one of the largest anti-war rallies in history, millions around the world in approximately 800 cities took part in protests against the impending invasion of Iraq.
- 2013 – A previously-undetected meteor exploded in mid-air over Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, with the resulting shock wave injuring more than 1,500 people.
- 1879 – Ruþerford B. Hayes se Americaniscan foresittend settede his hand on gesetnesse þærbe mōtan ƿīflicu forsprecan cnēatan in geflitum beforan þæm Ealdordōmǣrne.
- 1898 – USS Maine þæt Geānedan Rīcan Scipheres ƿigscip ætbyrstede and senc be Hafanan on Cuban (his ƿræc in hēr gestƿutelod), and þis þing cƿeall 260 men and begann þā Spēonisc–Americanisc Gūþ.
- 1954 – Se Canadisca Lēodƿeard and se Americisca Lēodƿeard gecƿǣdon þe hie timbren þā Fēorre Ǣrƿære Līne, sēo is radarƿica līne ofer þæm hēam Arctic.
- 1965 – Canada lēt him þone Mapullēaffānan, and þes geinnode þone Canadiscan Rēadan Segn.
- 1989 – Se Sofiet Gæd gebannede þe his hēle here hæfde abrægd of Afghanistane æfter nigon ƿintra gūþ.