British MPs vote in favour of the European Union Bill, allowing the government to begin Brexit.
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay Head of Government in the modern world.
Sale of the last major British car manufacturer Rover to German prestige car-maker BMW for £800 million.
Labour leader John Smith criticised the deal and Politicians on both sides are concerned the plan will leave the UK as the only Group of Seven nation without control of a leading car manufacturer.
Conservative Prime Minister John Major defended the proposal saying: “The prospects for Rover in the future are excellent. The new arrangements will provide new export markets and more investment.”
1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835
US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the ‘open door’ policy granting all nations equal rights there
2nd German-Danish war begins, and Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein.