Did You Know?
Wouldn’t you want to know what happened decades ago? This list touches on some of the things that happened on this das years ago.
1618 Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
1702 Queen Anne becomes the monarch of England upon the death of William III.
1790 George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address.
1853 The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh American President, is unveiled in
1855 The first train crosses Niagara Falls on a suspension bridge.
1880 President Rutherford B Hayes declares that the United States will have jurisdiction over any
built across the Isthmus of Panama.
1904 The Bundestag in Germany lifts the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.
1908 The House of Commons, London, turns down the women’s suffrage bill.
1909 Pope Pius X lifts the church ban on interfaith marriages.
1910 Baroness de Laroche becomes the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license in France.
1921 Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato is assassinated while leaving Parliament in Madrid.
1921 French troops occupy Dusseldorf.
1941 Martial law is proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.
1942 Japanese troops capture Rangoon, Burma.
1943 Japanese forces attack American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The battle
will last five days.
1945 Phyllis Mae Daley receives a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will become the first
African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.
1948 The US Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional.