Today’s Significant Events
1520 – Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1684 – Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.
1898 – Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
1901 – First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)
1936 – Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1964 – Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo
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