Henry IV was crowned King of France in 1594. The Dominican Republic became independent of Haiti in 1844. The Rosenstraße Protest began in 1943, as the wives and family members of around 1800 Jewish men who were being detained engaged in non-violent protest for their release. In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the church and trading post at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to protest treatment of Native Americans by the US government. The stand-off lasted for 71 days.
Born today: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), Marian Anderson (1897-1993), John Steinbeck (1902-1968), Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), Joanne Woodward (1930), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Peter André (1973) and Chelsea Clinton (1980).
Purim begins at sundown.