1820 Women's sufffrage leader Susan B. Anthony is born in Adams, Massachusetts.
1933 President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in Miami.
1852 Henry and Clement Studebaker found a wagon-making business in South Bend, Indiana, that eventually becomes a famous automobile manufacturer.
1945 American troops recapture the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines almost three years after the infamous Bataan Death March.
1817 The first public gas streetlight in the United States is lit in Baltimore, Maryland.
1864 The Confederate H.L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to sink a warship, the USS Housatonic, but goes down after the attack.
1841 The first continuous filibuster begins in the Senate and lasts until March 11.
1885 The first American edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published.
1878 Thomas Edison receives a patent for the phonograph.
1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of Japanese-Americans.