The House of Representatives passes a bill that will overhaul the American health-care system. The bill, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will be sent to President Obama to sign into law.
Jack Dorsey sends the world's first Twitter message, or tweet. The microblogging service revolutionized the communication and social networking landscape. In 2012, about 340 million tweets were posted per day.
South African Police kill at least 21 black people commemorating a similar mass shooting 25 years before. The Sharpeville massacre in 1985 had left 69 unarmed people dead. It was a turning-point in the history of South Africa.
A plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler by suicide bomb fails. German Wehrmacht officer, Rudolf von Gersdorff, failed to blow up the dictator but managed to defuse his bombs just before they went off and avoid suspicion.