1904 – The Battle of Port Arthur comes to an end during the Russo-Japanese War. The Battle of Port Arthur, February 8–9, 1904 marked the beginning of the Russo-Japanese War. It began with a surprise night attack by a squadron of Japanese destroyers over the neutral Russian fleet anchored in Port Arthur, Manchuria. This battle was won by the Japanese military forces who soon established control over the region.
1934 – The Balkan Pact is officially signed. It was a treaty signed by Greece, Turkey, Romania, and Yugoslavia in Athens, aimed at preserving the geopolitical status quo in the region after World War I. Bulgaria and Albania preferred to stay out of it. The pact came into force on the day it was signed. He enlisted in the League of Nations Treaty Series on October 1, 1934
1943 – Born in Newark, Joe Pesci. Pesci, is an actor, comedian, and American. He is known for portraying tough, unstable characters in a variety of genres, in the films Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, and The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in America, Moonwalker, JFK, A Bronx Tale, and The Good Shepherd. His roles in comedy include films such as Home Alone 1 and 2.
1959 – Semyorka R-7, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational in Plesetsk, USSR. In a modified form, it launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite into orbit, and became the basis for the R-7 family which included Sputnik, Luna, Molniya, Vostok and Voskhod space launchers, as well as later variants of Soyuz. In the West, it was known by the codename SS-6 Sapwood.
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, performing in front of a record audience of 75 million viewers across the US. The Ed Sullivan Show was a diverse American television show that aired on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment showman Ed Sullivan. He was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
1977 – Sergey Ilyushin dies at age 82 in Moscow. Ilyushin was a Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design office. It designed the Il-2 Shturmovik, which made its first flight in 1939. It was the most-produced aircraft of the war, and remains the second-most-produced aircraft in history, with about 36,000 specimens built after the Cessna-172. The US.
1991 – The population of Lithuania overwhelmingly votes for its independence from the Soviet Union. The number of voters who voted “yes” was 77 percent of all registered voters, exceeding the 50 percent threshold. Independence was declared on March 11, 1990, and consolidated, in August 1991. A few days later the USSR itself was dissolved.
1996 – Discovered, Copernicium by Sigurd Hofmann, and Victor Ninov. Copernicium is a synthetic chemical element with the symbol Cn and atomic number 112. Its known isotopes are extremely radioactive and were created only in one laboratory. The most stable isotope known, copernicium-285, has a half-life of approximately 28 seconds. This chemical element was named in honor of astronomer Nikola Copernicus.