MP’s in the UK voted in favor of triggering the European Union Bill (Article 50), which gave the government the power to prepare to leave the European Union.
Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, founded the “Biden Foundation.”
However, in April 2019, Joe ended the Biden Foundation to focus on his campaign for president.
House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, was released as a Netflix Original.
House of Cards was one of Netflix’s first original series to gain a significant audience.
The Civil Marriage Act was introduced, making same-sex marriage legal in Canada.
The first reusable spacecraft called “Space Shuttle Columbia” broke apart when returning to Earth, and all seven astronauts on board died.
This disaster led to suspended flights for two years while NASA investigated what happened.
NBC-TV premiered “Late Night with David Letterman.”
The first guest was comedian and actor Bill Murray.
The first scientific hand-held calculators (HP-35) hit the markets with a hefty price tag at $395.
Martin Luther King Jr. and 250 protestors were arrested.
On this day, Martin Luther King Jr. took over 250 people to the Dallas County Courthouse to register to vote as part of a peaceful protest. He and all protestors were arrested and later charged with parading with no permits.
An atomic bomb explosion was aired on TV for the first time.
Thomas Edison completed the world’s first movie studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
Briggs & Longstreet was awarded a patent for the first steamboat in the US.
Mary Queen of Scots received the death sentence from cousin Queen Elizabeth I.
Queen Elizabeth I took much time deciding Mary, Queen of Scots fate because by issuing a death warrant, she was committing femicide.