 1971 – Battle of Gazipur: Pakistani forces stand defeated as India cedes Gazipur to Bangladesh.

 1995 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lanka’s government announces the conquest of the Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.

 1999 – Helen Clark is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, the second woman to hold the post and the first to be elected to the role.

 2004 – The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.

 2005 – The 6.8 Mw? Lake Tanganyika earthquake shakes the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing six people.

 2007 – 19 year old Robert A. Hawkins, open fires a WASR-10, to kill 8 people in Westroads Mall shooting of a Von Maur department store at Omaha, Nebraska, before committing sui- cide, by shooting himself through the head.[2]

 2013 – Militants attack a Defense Ministry compound in Sana’a, Yemen, killing at least 56 people and injuring 200 oth- ers.

 2014 – Exploration Flight Test 1, the first flight test of Orion is launched.

 2017 – The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics.