NASA announced that analysis of data from the 1994 Clementine mission had revealed sufficient water on the Moon to support a human colony.
Bob Hawke was elected Prime Minister of Australia .
Birth of Andy Gibb, of the Bee Gees.
Death of Stalin
The Nazi Party won 44% of the vote in German parliamentary elections and formed a coalition government with the Nationalists.
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed a four-day ‘Bank Holiday’ to prevent the American banking system from collapsing, as panicking.
Birth of Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, French explorer .
Birth of Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer whose Mercator Projection of the world on a flat map is still used.