Events in History for Monday February 8th 2016


Today’s Significant Events

1672 Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
1807 Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon’s forces and Russian Empire – 1st battle Napoleon isn’t victorious
1915 D. W. Griffith’s silent film “The Birth of a Nation” opens at Clune’s Auditorium in Los Angeles – first 12-reel film in America
1952 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc
1960 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor”.
1971 The Nasdaq stock market index debuts.
2013 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
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