The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.
British authorities announce they have uncovered the Soviet Portland Spy Ring in London.
World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal
American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and injured by an assailant hired by her rival Tonya Harding’s ex-husband during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that they were both taking part in.
Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
The PNS Ghazi, a submarine belonging to the Pakistan Navy, sinks during the course of the Indo-Pakistani Naval War of 1971.
Boko Haram militants destroy the entire town of Baga in north-east Nigeria, starting the Baga massacre and killing as many as 2,000 people