Ready to learn? Here are 8 World-Changing Facts That Happened on February 8.
1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin,Queen Elizabeth I.
1693 – The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
1865 – In the United States, Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery.
1887 – The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
1910 – The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
1946 – The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
1960 – The first eight star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1971 – The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
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