March 8 On This Day In History
Pictured above: Susan B. Anthony/S. A. Taylor, photographer, circa 1880-1906/LOC.
VAV!/March 8, 2013
"We appear before you this morning...to ask that you will, at your earliest convenience, report to the House in favor of the submission of a Sixteenth Amendment to the Legislatures of the several States, that shall prohibit the disfranchisement of citizens of the United States on account of sex." - Susan B. Anthony
1618 – Johannes Kepler discovered the Third Law of Planetary Motion.
1655 – John Casor became the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed.
1775 – An anonymous writer, believed to be Thomas Paine, publisheed "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
1775 - Joseph Priestley experimented with mice in hislaboratory to determine whether or not oxygen is necessary to support life.
1782 - Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
1817 - The New York Stock Exchange was established.