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.
1887 - The telescopic fishing rod was patented by Everett Horton.
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.
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.
1921 - French troops occupied Dusseldorf.
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.
1973 - Two bombs exploded near Trafalgar Square in Great Britain. 234 people were injured.
1982 - The U.S. accused the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.
1986 - Four French television crewmembers were abducted in west Beirut. All four were eventually released.