 1913 – The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve System.

 1919 – Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 becomes law in the United Kingdom.

 1936 – Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

 1947 – The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.

 1954 – First successful kidney transplant is performed by J.Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.

 1970 – The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, New York is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.

 1972 – The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are res- cued after 73 days, having reportedly survived by cannibal- ism.

 1986 – Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling.

 2007 – An agreement is made for the Kingdom of Nepal to be abolished and the country to become a federal republic with the Prime Minister becoming head of state.