1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1760 – In a treaty with the Dutch colonial authorities, the Ndyuka people of Suriname– descended from escaped slaves – gain territorial autonomy.
1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School, later the United States Naval Academy, opens with fifty students.
1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit, an orbit in the direction opposite to its planet’s rotation and is one of the few moons known to be geologically active.
1903 – The Women’s Social and Political Union was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst
1911 – The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of the Qing dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
1913 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, ending construction on the Panama Canal.
1933 – A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
1938 – The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.
1957 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
1967 – The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force.
1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The London Bridge was built in the 1830s to span the River Thames. Robert P. McCulloch purchased the bridge from the City of London to use in the planned community of Lake Havasu City.
AD 19 – Tiberius Gemellus, Roman son of Drusus Julius Caesar and Livilla (d. 38)
1861 – Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, scientist, and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)
1800 – Gabriel Prosser, American rebel leader (b. 1776)
1872 – William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State and 12th Governor of New York (b. 1801)
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