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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.

1941 – Martial law was proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.

1942 – During World War II, Japanese forces captured Rangoon, Burma.

1943 – Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle lasted five days.

1945 – Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She later became the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.

1946 – In New York City, the 'Journal American' became the first commercial business to receive a helicopter license.

1946 – The French naval fleet arrived at Haiphong, Vietnam.

1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools was unconstitutional.

1953 – A census bureau report indicated that 239,000 farmers had quit farming over the last 2 years.

1954 – France and Vietnam opened talks in Paris on a treaty to form the state of Indochina.

1954 – Herb McKenley set a world record for the quarter mile when he ran the distance in 46.8 seconds.

1957 – The International Boxing Club was ruled a monopoly putting it in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law.

“Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Luke 12:33-34 (ESV)

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