Today in history 3/8/2017



Today in history, Johannes Kepler (see picture below) discovers the third law of planetary motion in 1618.

Today in history, Queen Anne (see picture below) becomes the monarch of England upon the death of William III in 1702.

Today in historyGeorge Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in 1790.

Today in history, The first train crosses Niagara Falls on a suspension bridge in 1855.

Today in history, Pope Pius X lifts the church ban on interfaith marriages in 1909.

Today in history, Baroness de Laroche (see picture below) becomes the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license in France in 1910.

Today in history, Phyllis Mae Daley (see picture below) 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 in 1945.

Today in history, Max Conrad circles the globe in a record time of eight days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in a Piper Aztec in 1961.


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