Swedish crown jewels stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm.
Stieg Larsson’s novel “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (first of the Millennium series) is published posthumously in Sweden.
George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel “A Game of Thrones”, the first in his series “A Song of Ice and Fire”.
MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.
The 1st Michelin Guide is published by the brothers Édouard and André Michelin as a hotel and restaurant reference guide to encourage more road travel and thus boost tire sales (exact date beyond Aug 1900 unknown).
Marie de l’Incarnation Guyart arrives in Quebec to found a convent and hospital of Ursuline nuns (Sisters of the Hôtel-Dieu) in the Lower Town of Quebec; first hospital in North America.
Christopher Columbus lands on “Isla Santa” (Venezuela).