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|1624||Class-based legislation is passed in the colony of Virginia, exempting the upper class from punishment by whipping.|
|1766||Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.|
|1793||Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.|
|1821||James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.|
|1905||Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.|
|1912||The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.|
|1918||The Soviets move the capital of Russia from Petrograd to Moscow.|
|1928||Hitler‘s National Socialists win the majority vote in Bavaria.|
|1933||Newly inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt halts the trading of gold and declares a bank holiday.|
|1933||Hitler and Nationalist allies win the Reichstag majority. It will be the last free election in Germany until after World War II.|
|1943||In desperation due to war losses, fifteen and sixteen year olds are called up for military service in the German army.|
|1946||In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill tells a crowd that “an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe].”|
|1956||The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.|
|1969||Gustav Heinemann is elected West German President.|
|1976||Britain gives up on the Ulster talks and decides to retain rule in Northern Ireland indefinitely.|
|1984||The U.S. Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Xmas display.|
None of the challenges of her education could fully prepare La Flesche for what she encountered upon her return to the reservation as physician for the Omaha Agency, which was operated by the Office of Indian Affairs. Soon after she opened the doors to her new office in the government boarding school, the tribe began to file in. Many of them were sick with tuberculosis or cholera, others simply looking for a clean place to rest. She became their doctor, but in many ways their lawyer, accountant, priest and political liaison. So many of the sick insisted on Dr. Susan, as they called her, that her white counterpart suddenly quit, making her the only physician on a reservation stretching nearly 1,350 square miles.Nevertheless, she persevered. Read the story of Susan La Flesche at Smithsonian.
She dreamed of one day building a hospital for her tribe. But for now, she made house calls on foot, walking miles through wind and snow, on horseback and later in her buggy, traveling for hours to reach a single patient. But even after risking her own life to reach a distant patient, she would often encounter Omahas who rejected her diagnosis and questioned everything she’d learned in a school so far away.