THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1531 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury
  • 1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded
  • 1867 British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, serves as Canada’s constitution for more than 100 years
  • 1917 Russian “February Revolution” begins in earnest with protests celebrating International Woman’s Day and riots in St Petersburg over food rations and conduct of the war [OS=Feb 23]
  • 1948 US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
  • 1973 The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country
  • 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history and one of the most enduring aviation mysteries

Source: Onthisday.com

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