The first international women’s sports event, the 1921 Women’s Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo.
The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933. This makes Adolf Hitler the dictator of Germany.
The cosmonaut, Valeri Polyakov, returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closes
The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
The Algerian War of Independence ends.
A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162 people.
The USA launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States during the so-called Iran-Contra affair..
The Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888 starts.