King Henry VIII of England marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
Burns Night - Bard of Caledonia, Robert Burns born in Alloway, Scotland.
Some hae meat and canna eat,
and some wad eat that want it,
but we hae meat and we can eat,
and sae the Lord be thankit.
- The Selkirk Grace attributed to Robert Burns
Writer William Somerset Maugham (Of Human Bondage) born in Paris.
Writer Virginia Woolf (Mrs Dalloway) born London.
Journalist Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
Bluesman Sleepy John Estes born in Ripley, Tennessee.
First Winter Olympics open in Chamonix, France.
Bank robber John Dillinger captured in Tucson, Arizona.
Super Bowl XV - Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 in the Louisiana Superdome.
Super Bowl XXI - New York Giants beat the Denver Broncos 39-20 in the Rosebowl in Pasadena.
Super Bowl XXXII - Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers 31-24 at Qualcomm stadium in San Diego.
Mexican lucha libre wrestler Juana Barraza (The Lady of Silence) is arrested in connection with the serial killing 42 to 48 elderly women.
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French Republican Calendar
Pluviôse 6 Laurier-thym