Bertrand Piccard (Switzerland) and Brian Jones (Britain) made the first non-stop hot-air balloon flight around the world
Death of Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician .
British musician John Lennon (The Beatles) married Yoko Ono
Death of Queen Emma of the Netherlands
Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, was completed. The first prisoners arrived two days later.
Giuseppe Zangara was executed in Florida’s electric chair (‘Old Sparky’) for fatally shooting Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak on February 15th whilst attempting to assassinate President elect Franklin D Roosevelt.
Death of Mary Bateman, the Yorkshire Witch, executed for the murder of Rebecca Perigo. At her trial she claimed she was pregnant and the judge then ordered a panel of matrons from those present at the trial be assembled to examine her. Chaos ensued as the married ladies present desperately tried to leave the court to ensure they weren't chosen for the panel.
Birth of Jedidiah Buxton a farm worker who although illiterate became a celebrated mental arithmetician.