Right Now in This Day in History Class

Emma Goldman arrested - Feb. 11, 1916

On this day in 1916, anarchist and activist Emma Goldman was arrested for distributing information on birth control.

St. Scholastica Day Riots began - Feb. 10, 1355

On this day in 1355, riots broke out in Oxford, England, when a couple of university students incited a pub brawl over bad wine.

The Mud March - Feb. 9, 1907

On this day in 1907, thousands of suffragists marched from Hyde Park to Exeter Hall in London in what became known as the Mud March.

Dawes Act Signed into Law - Feb. 8, 1887

On this day in 1887, U.S. President Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes General Allotment Act into law. 

Negro History Week launched - Feb. 7, 1926

On this day in 1926, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History launched Negro History Week, which was later extended to Black History Month.

Treaty of Waitangi signed - Feb. 6, 1840

Maori chiefs and representatives of the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi on this day in 1840.

New Hermitage Museum opened to public - Feb. 5, 1852

The New Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg opened to the public on this day in 1852. 

Codex Sinaiticus identified - Feb. 4, 1859

Constantin von Tischendorf identified the Codex Sinaiticus, or Sinai Bible, on this day in 1859. 

Deadliest snowstorm in recorded history - Feb. 3, 1972

On this day in 1972, the deadliest blizzard ever recorded started in Iran.

Alexander Selkirk rescued - Feb. 2, 1709

Alexander Selkirk had been stranded on an island in the South Pacific for over four years. On this day in 1709, he was rescued.

Greensboro sit-ins began - Feb. 1, 1960

The Greensboro sit-ins began on this day in 1960. 

Battle of George Square riots - Jan. 31, 1919

The Battle of George Square riots broke out in Glasgow, Scotland, on this day in 1919.

Final Beatles performance - Jan. 30, 1969

The Beatles played their last public show on a rooftop in London on this day in 1969.

Karl Benz patented the Motorwagen - Jan. 29, 1886

On this day in 1886, German engineer Karl Benz applied for a patent for his Motorwagen.

"Pride and Prejudice" published - Jan. 28, 1813

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen was originally published on this day in 1813.

Liberation of Auschwitz - Jan. 27 1945

Soviet forces liberated the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz on this day in 1945.

Cascadia Earthquake of 1700 struck off the Pacific Northwest coast - Jan. 26, 2019

On this day in 1700, a massive earthquake struck off the Pacific Northwest coast in North America.

Nellie Bly's round-the-world trip ended - Jan. 25, 1890

On this day in 1890, journalist Nellie Bly ended her 72-day trip around the world.

Maria Tallchief born - Jan. 24, 1925

Ballerina Maria Tallchief was born on this day in 1925. 

Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female M.D. in the United States - Jan. 23, 1849

On this day in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to get a medical degree from a medical school.