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