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March 8, 2014

Today in history: March 8

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.

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