2003 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus
2003 56th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Pianist" Best Film, Roman Polanski Best Director
Event of Interest
2005 Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.
2005 Vote of the controversial French law on colonialism, repealed start of 2006.
2006 Dubai Ports World agrees to postpone its plans to take over management of six U.S. ports after the proposal ignited harsh bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill.
2007 Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
2007 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
2008 B-2 Spirit of the USAF crashes at Guam. Crew survives but aircraft written off, the most expensive air crash in human history (aircraft alone cost $1.2Bn). B-2 had a perfect safety record before the crash; not one B-2 ever crashed.
2008 28th Golden Raspberry Awards: "I Know Who Killed Me" wins
2010 Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.
2011 Venezuela's economy grew 0.6% in the last quarter of 2010, technically leaving the recession after six quarters, it is reported today
2012 A series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200
2013 51 people are killed and 62 are injured in conflict between rival tribes in Darfur, Sudan
2013 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 wins
2014 A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag
2014 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (145.29 MPH)
2014 22nd Winter Olympic Games close at Sochi, Russia
Election of Interest
2016 US primary elections: Nevada Republican Primary - Donald Trump wins with 45.9.5%