146 : Punic Wars ended : The Third Punic War, the last of three between Rome and Carthage, came to an end this day in 146 BC, culminating in the final destruction of Carthage, the enslavement of its people, and Roman hegemony over the Mediterranean.
2003 : U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared before the United Nations Security Council to present evidence that Iraq possessed proscribed weapons of mass destruction and posed an immediate danger.
1943 : American middleweight boxer Jake La Motta, the “Bronx Bull," handed Sugar Ray Robinson his first defeat.
1917 : Mexico adopted its present constitution.
1900 : The first of two Hay-Pauncefote treaties was signed between the United States and Great Britain over control of the proposed Panama Canal.