The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first Carnival festival in Rio occurred in 1723. Rio’s Carnival is a yearly event that starts on the Friday preceding Lent and ends on Ash Wednesday.
Amy Winehouse scored five awards at the 50th Grammy Awards.
The British soul singer wasn’t able to attend even though she won big, including an award for her song about her own struggles called “Rehab.”
A computer defeated world champion chess player Gary Kasparov for the first time.
The battle, which took three hours to complete, was won by an IBM computer called Deep Blue.
Two Australian warships, the HMAS Melbourne and the HMAS Voyager, collided off the New South Wales coast.
President Eisenhower stepped in to warn the US not to intervene in Vietnam.
The warning came after $385 million was authorized on top of the $400 million already given for military aid in Vietnam.
Tom and Jerry made their debut appearance.
The duo was shown for the first time in a short animation called “Puss Gets the Boot.”
Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” hit number one on this day and stayed there for 12 weeks.
Hitler gave his first speech as Chancellor explaining why Nazi power should rule.
Oil well gusher fired 1,000 feet into the air near Tampico, Mexico making it the largest in history.
The first US fire extinguisher patent was granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia.
Edmond Halley was given the senior post as the second Astronomer Royal at Greenwich Observatory.
Twelve anabaptists paraded through Amsterdam completely naked.
An anabaptist is a Christian who believes in delaying baptism. This delay comes to an end when they are ready to confess their faith.