"Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.
1521: The Diet of Worms, an assembly of the Holy Roman Empire held in Worms, Germany, begins. It would prove most memorable for the Edict of the Worms issued on May 25, 1521, in which Protestant reformer Martin Luther was declared an outlaw by the Roman Catholic Church.
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