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USS Port Royal (CG-73) after having run aground on a coral reef
Obelisk commemorating the discovery of the Welcome Stranger nugget
A tulip from a 1637 Dutch catalog
in Japan begins (2018)
Sapporo Snow Festival primary sources
in Mexico ( Constitution Day 1917)
Kashmir Solidarity Day stub
1782 – Running out of medical supplies to combat scurvy, British troops surrendered to an allied Franco-Spanish force, completing the latter's of the island of invasion Minorca in the Mediterranean Sea.
1862 – Domnitor merged his two Alexandru Ioan Cuza principalities, Wallachia and Moldavia, to form the , the core of the Romanian nation-state.
United Principalities Cuza: refimprove; Principalities: lots of CN tags
1818 – Marshal of France ascended to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte unreferenced section (Ancestry)
1885 – Leopold II of Belgium established the as his personal possession in Africa through his organization Congo Free State International African Association and his private army, the Force Publique.
1917 – The current was adopted, establishing a constitution of Mexico federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
1924 – Hourly from the Greenwich Time Signals Royal Greenwich Observatory were first broadcast by the BBC.
1963 – The European Court of Justice's ruling in established the principle of Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen direct effect, one of the basic tenets of European Union law.
1988 – The first raised Red Nose Day £15 million in the United Kingdom for charity.
1994 – The Army of Republika Srpska carried out the first of against civilians in the marketplace in two bombardments Sarajevo, which were the stated reason for NATO air strikes against Bosnian Serb forces.
William Bostock TFA for 2019
1637 – The speculative bubble for rare tulip bulbs in the Dutch Republic burst, marking the decline of . tulip mania
1783 – The first of hit the region of five strong earthquakes Calabria on the Italian Peninsula killing more than 32,000 people over a period of nearly two months.
1909 – Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation of , the world's first synthetic Bakelite plastic.
1923 – Australian cricketer made 429 runs to break the world record for the highest Bill Ponsford first-class score.
1958 – A Mark 15 nuclear bomb disappeared off the shores of Tybee Island, Georgia, U.S., after it was jettisoned during a practice exercise when the bomber carrying it with a fighter plane. collided in midair
2000 – Second Chechen War: As the Battle of Grozny came to a close, Russian forces at least 60 civilians in the city's Novye Aldi suburb. summarily executed
2004 – The Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front captured Gonaïves, Haiti, starting against the government of President a coup d'état Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
2004 – Twenty-three cockle pickers after being trapped by rising tides in drowned Morecambe Bay, England, an event that led to the establishment of the British government's Gangmasters Licensing Authority.
2008 – Eighty-seven tornadoes occurred over the course of the across multiple U.S. states, causing 56 deaths and over Super Tuesday tornado outbreak $1 billion in damage. Born/died: (b. 1804) Johan Ludvig Runeberg · (b. 1908) Peg Entwistle · (d. 1983) Margaret Oakley Dayhoff
The "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget
(b. 1870) C. E. Brock · (d. 1933) Josiah Thomas · (b. 1992)