1858 Mendelssohnís "Wedding March" was presented for the first time, as the daughter of Queen Victoria married the Crown Prince of Prussia.
1881 Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and others signed an agreement to organize the Oriental Telephone Company.
1905 Great Britain's Arthur MacDonald sets a new land speed record (149.875 miles per hour) at Daytona Beach, Florida.
1939 Filming begins on "Gone With The Wind."
1949 The first Emmys were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
1958 Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" enter the British music charts at number one - the first single to ever do so.
1961 Answering 31 questions in 38 minutes, President John F. Kennedy holds the first presidential news conference to be aired live on television and radio.
1971 Charles Manson and three female members of his "family" were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit murder and seven counts of murder in the first degree. They were all sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1969 killings.
1981 The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States.
1993 Sears announces that, after 97 years, it will close its catalog sales department.
1993 A gunman shot and killed two CIA employees outside the agencies headquarters in Virginia. Mir Aimal Kansi, a Pakistani national, was later convicted of the shootings.
1998 The Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII. The Broncos had lost 3 previous Super Bowl appearances with quarterback John Elway.
1999 A Louisville, KY, man received the first hand transplant in the United States.
2001 A minor earthquake hit northeastern Ohio. The quake measured only 4.2 on the Richter Scale.