1896 - The Supreme Council of the secret Philippine revolutionary society Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK) rules that Balangay Mahiganti, a KKK branch in Ermita, Manila, shall be elevated to the status of a Sangguniang Bayan (Sb.); Andres Bonifacio, as the Katipunan's Supreme President, discusses the duties of newly elected officers and then explains the decision made by the Katipunan's Supreme Assembly requiring all sections to remit to the Supreme Council the fees paid by members upon their admission to the Katipunan and upon their promotion to a higher grade.
1917 - The Russian Revolution, also known as the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia's use of the Julian calendar) begins when demonstrations of rioters clamoring for food, with support from some 90,000 strikers, erupt in the city of Petrograd; a week later, NIcholas II will abdicate, putting an end to centuries of czarist rule and the development will serve as precursor to the socialist October Revolution.
1949- The French forges an agreement with non-Communist nationalist forces under which Vietnam's independence (Cochin China included) is recognized within the French Union, and with former Annam emperor Bao Dai installed as head of state; made on the eve of the Communist victory in China, France hopes but will fail to stem the momentum of the socialist guerrilla forces of the Viet Minh.
1971 - Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight boxing championship; popular professional boxer and social activist Ali (Cassius Clay) had challenged Frazier who had become heavyweight champion during his absence from the ring while on conviction for refusing induction into the United States Army.