Queen Elizabeth I crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.
Bags of cats are burned during the coronation for good luck.
Thus begins the Elizabethan era.
French playwright Molière born in Paris.
Russian poet Osip Mandelstam born in Warsaw, Poland.
Jazz drummer Gene Krupa born Chicago.
Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. born in Atlanta, Georgia.
Artist/musician Captain Beefheart (nee Don Van Vliet) born in Glendale, California.
Jean Cocteau's movie Beauty & the Beast is released in the US.
The body of Elizabeth Short known as the Black Dahlia was found in Leimert Park Los Angeles.
Super Bowl I played.
Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
This event only became known as the Super Bowl after the game was played.
Super Bowl XII - Cowboys beat the Broncos 27-10 in New Orleans Superdome.
The English Wikipedia, a wiki-based free content encyclopedia, was officially launched.
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French Republican Calendar
Nivôse 26 Étain