||The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
||The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
||Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
||Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
||Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
||The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
||President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.
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