Operation Desert Fox: American and British forces began a series of sustained air-strikes against Iraq after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Death of Lee Van Cleef, American actor who starred mainly in Westerns and action films (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and many others)
Birth of Philip K. Dick, American science fiction writer .
Death of Wilhelm Grimm, German folklorist, philologist and writer of folk songs and fairy tales with his brother Jacob (Grimms Fairy Tales)
French Emperor Napoleon divorced his wife Josephine because she had not produced children
Boston Tea Party
Bill of Rights passed by Parliament, ending King's divine right to raise taxes or wage war
Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland