German Reichstag building in Berlin was destroyed by fire.
The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting the President to two terms.
Members of the American Indian Movement occupied the village of Wounded Knee, S.D.
Kuwait was liberated in the Gulf War.
Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, died.
Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as president of Yemen after months of protests.
1902–1968, American Writer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
physician, reformer (1869)
Supreme Court Justice (1886)
general and politician (1928)
consumer advocate (1934)