King Charles VI of France is almost killed when the wild men dancers' costumes catch fire during a masquerade ball.
He was saved by hiding underneath the skirts of Joan, Duchess of Berry.
Henry VIII dies leaving his nine-year-old son, Edward VI as King and the first Protestant ruler of England.
Paris falls after a four-month siege during the Franco-German War.
French novelist Colette (Gigi) born in Saint-Sauveur-en Puisaye, France.
German-born film director Ernst Lubitsch (The Shop Around the Corner) born in Berlin.
Artist Jackson Pollock born in Cody, Wyoming.
Poet Philip Levine born in Detroit, Michigan.
Artist Claes Oldenburg born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Elvis Presley makes his first US television appearance on the variety program Stage Show.
The Lego company patents the design for its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
CBS News Sunday Morning debuts with Charles Kuralt.
Moments after liftoff, the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing 6 astronauts & Christa McAuliffe, a New Hampshire teacher.
Super Bowl XXIV - 49er's beat the Broncos 55-10 in Louisiana Superdome.
Super Bowl XXX - Cowboys beat the Steelers 27-17 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
Super Bowl XXXV - Ravens beat the Giants 34-7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
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French Republican Calendar
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