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|1293 – Sancho IV, King of Castile and León, established what is now the Complutense University of Madrid, today one of Spain's top public universities.||unreferenced section|
|1498 – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrived at Calicut, India, opening up trade with the Far East directly by sea.||appears on February 12|
|1570 – The first modern atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by cartographer Abraham Ortelius, was issued.||refimprove|
|1882 – The Triple Alliance was created between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.||unreferenced section, date not verified|
|1902 – Cuba officially gained independence from the United States, with Tomás Estrada Palma becoming its first president.||needs more footnotes|
|1969 – Vietnam War: After ten days of battle, U.S. infantry troops captured the strategically insignificant Hill 937, only to abandon it two weeks later.||needs more footnotes|
|1996 – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws in Colorado that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect homosexual citizens from discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation.||refimprove|
- 1217 – In the Battle of Lincoln, the last land battle of the First Barons' War, William the Marshal drove Prince Louis of France out of England.
- 1609 – Thomas Thorpe published the first copies of Shakespeare's sonnets, possibly without William Shakespeare's consent.
- 1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Homestead Act into law, which gave the right to claim freehold title to about Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Convert/text' not found. of undeveloped land in the American West.
- 1873 – Clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis were granted a patent for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim overalls, allowing their company to start manufacturing their first line of blue jeans.
- 1993 – "One for the Road", the series finale of American television sitcom Cheers, was watched by 42.4 million American households on its original airing.
- 2002 – East Timor gained independence from Indonesia, becoming the first new sovereign state of the 21st century.
- 325 – Se Forma Gemōt of Nicaea, se ƿæs se ǣrresta cirican ƿoruldgemōt ƿæs geopned in Nicaea on þære Lǣssan Asie.
- 685 – Pēohtas geƿonnen sige ƿið Norþanhymbrum be Nehhtanesmere and man ofslog hēr Ecgferþ Cyning, and æfter þissum þinge ƿæs Norðhymbra ƿeald in Bretene norðhealf gebrōcen.
- 1875 – Spelan of seofentiene rīcum saldan heora hondsetene on þǣre Metre Convention which set up an institute for the purpose of coordinating international ƿeðerlār and for coordinating the development of the metric system.
- 1927 – Be þæm Jeddah Foremæle underfeng þæt Geānede Cynerīce Ibn Saud Cyning ofer þe he biþ riht cyning ofer bǣm Hejaz and Necgd, and þes tū rīcu æfteƿeard cnyttede he þe hieƿ ƿeard Saudisc Arabea.
- 1983 – A team of researchers led by French virologist Luc Montagnier published their discovery of HIV, although they did not know yet if it caused AIDS.