1621 – Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elect- ed by acclamation.
1849 – The new Roman Republic is declared.
1895 – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as vol- leyball.
1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established.
1907 – The Mud March is the first large procession organised by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies(NUWSS).
1959 – The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental bal- listic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA’s Baseball Hall of Fame.
1975 – The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
1978 – The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1996 – Copernicium is first discovered.
2018 – 2018 Winter Olympics : opening ceremony is performed in Pyeongchang County in South Korea.