1238 Battle of the Sit River: Mongol forces of Batu Khan overcome Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal near Yaroslavl in Russia, ending Russian resistance
1801 Thomas Jefferson is the first US President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
1861 Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as the 16th US President
1902 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”
1936 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany
2009 International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur becoming the first sitting head of state to be indicted