"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.
1820: A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic mainland at a point with coordinates 69º21'28"S 2º14'50"W and witnesses ice-fields there.
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