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.
1855 – A train passed over the first railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, NY.
1907 – The British House of Commons turned down a women’s suffrage bill.
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.
1934 – Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
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.
1945 – International Women’s Day is 1st observed
1946 – In New York City, the “Journal American” became the first commercial business to receive a helicopter license.
1950 – 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
1989 – In Lhasa, Tibet, martial law was declared after three days of protest against Chinese rule
1965 – 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1972 – 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
1972 – 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1974 – Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
1979 – 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter’s satellite Io)
1994 – B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
2013 – North Korea terminates all peace pacts with South Korea
2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history