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- 1524 – Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano set sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
- 1781 – American Revolutionary War: American forces won a surprising victory over the British at the Battle of Cowpens, one of the most pivotal battles of the war.
- 1945 – Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who had saved thousands of Jews from The Holocaust, was taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary, and was never publicly seen again.
- 1961 – Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.
- 1981 – President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos (pictured) lifted martial law, eight years and five months after declaring it.