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|1014||The Byzantine Emperor Basil earns the title “Slayer of Bulgers” after he orders the blinding of 15,000 Bulgerian troops.|
|1536||William Tyndale, the English translator of the New Testament, is strangled and burned at the stake for heresy at Vilvoorde, France.|
|1696||Savoy, Germany withdraws from the Grand Alliance.|
|1801||Napoleon Bonaparte imposes a new constitution on Holland.|
|1866||The Reno brothers–Frank, John, Simeon and William–commit the country’s first train robbery near Seymour, Indiana netting $10,000.|
|1941||German troops renew their offensive against Moscow.|
|1966||Hanoi insists the United States must end its bombings before peace talks can begin.|
|1969||Special Forces Captain John McCarthy is released from Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary, pending consideration of his appeal to murder charges.|
|1973||Israel is taken by surprise when Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War.|
|1981||Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat is assassinated in Cairo by Islamic fundamentalists. He is succeeded by Vice President Hosni Mubarak.|
|2000||Yugoslavia’s president Slobodan Milosevic and Argentina’s vice-president Carlos Alvarez both resign from their respective offices.|
So for the next half-hour, Newton says he just went back and forth, from window to window, photographing them.The family stayed for about 40 minutes, then calmly left the yard. You can see the whole collection of photographs at Newton's site.
At one point, Newton decided to test his luck by going outside to continue photographing the kits. While the mother was cautious and alert, he says she was also very calm with him in her presence. Moreover, some of the kits were very intrigued by Newton.
"I actually had my bathrobe on," says Newton. "So I didn't have legs, as far as the kits could tell. And I didn't have eyes or a head. I just had this big round thing that went 'Click, click, click.' So I think the little kittens didn't have any clue what I might be."