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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.

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

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