Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary.
A judge ordered former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. (DeLay remains free on bond as he appeals.).
President George W. Bush announced he would send a 'surge' of 21,500 U.S. forces to Iraq.
Iraq War troop surge of 2007
CBS issued a damning independent review of mistakes related to a '60 Minutes Wednesday' report on President George W. Bush's National Guard service.
Killian documents controversy
North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
America Online agreed to buy Time-Warner for $162 billion. (Time-Warner decided to spin off AOL in 2009.).
The U.S. and the Vatican reestablished diplomatic relations after a 117-year break.
Holy See–United States relations
Republican Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts, the first black elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, took his seat.
The Beatles' first album in the United States, "Introducing the Beatles," was released.
Introducing... The Beatles
Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Great Britain following the resignation of Anthony Eden.
The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens. 51 nations were represented on that day.
United Nations General Assembly
The first Adventures of Tintin comic book is published. Hergé's books became hugely popular in Europe and the rest of the world.
The Adventures of Tintin
The Treaty of Versailles takes effect. Although a ceasefire had been in place since November 11, 1918, World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles.
Treaty of Versailles
John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
London's Metropolitan, the world's first underground passenger railway, opened to the public.
Florida seceded from the Union.
Florida in the American Civil War
Tea from India 1st arrives in UK.
First Opium War
Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense. The pamphlet argued for freedom from British rule and it helped spark the American Revolutionary War.
Common Sense (pamphlet)
Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
Battle of Vaslui
Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain.
Order of the Golden Fleece