Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann of the University of Utah announced that they had observed controlled nuclear fusion in a glass jar
US President Ronald Reagan proposed the ‘Star Wars’ defence system, using satellites to detect and destroy enemy missiles.
The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, effectively granting Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers over all legislation.
The Italian Fascist Party was founded by Benito Mussolini when he revived his former group Fasci dAzione Rivoluzionaria in order to take part in the 1919 elections
Birth of Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, Nobel Prize winner .
The cable streetcar was patented by Eleazer A. Gardner of Philadelphia .
The Scottish settlers arrived on the John Wickliffe at Dunedin, New Zealand to found the province of Otago.
James Francis Edward Stuart (the ‘Old Pretender’) made a failed attempt to land at the Firth of Forth in order to invade Scotland.
Death of the Bishop of Zamora, Antonio Osorio de Acuña, executed for supporting the revolt of the comuneros.