1618 - Johann Kepler discovered the third Law of Planetary Motion.
1702 - England’s Queen Anne took the throne upon the death of King William III.
1782 - The Gnadenhutten massacre took place. About 90 Indians were killed by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
1853 - The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, DC.
1855 - A train passed over the first railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, NY.
1862 - The Confederate ironclad “Merrimack” was launched.
1880 - U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes declared that the United States would have jurisdiction over any canal built across the isthmus of Panama.
1887 - The telescopic fishing rod was patented by Everett Horton.
1894 - A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. It was the first animal control law in the U.S.
1904 - The Bundestag in Germany lifted the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.
1905 - In Russia, it was reported that the peasant revolt was spreading to Georgia.
1907 - The British House of Commons turned down a women’s suffrage bill.
1909 - Pope Pius X lifted the church ban on interfaith marriages in Hungary.
1910 - In France, Baroness de Laroche became the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license.
1910 - The King of Spain authorized women to attend universities.
1911 - In Europe, International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time.
1911 - British Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Gray declared that Britain would not support France in the event of a military conflict.
1917 - Russia’s “February Revolution” began with rioting and strikes in St. Petersburg. The revolution was called the “February Revolution” due to Russia’s use of the Old Style calendar.
1917 - The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
1921 - Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato was assassinated while leaving the Parliament in Madrid.
1921 - French troops occupied Dusseldorf.
1933 - Self-liquidating scrip money was issued for the first time at Franklin, IN.