Return to Daily IQ 1985Woman musherLibby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod. 1602 The Dutch East India Company was established. During its 196-year history, it became one of the world's most powerful companies. 1727 English physicist/astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London at age 84. 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published. 1969 John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. 1990 Namibia becomes an independent nation. 1995 Two members of the Japanese cult Aum Sinrikyo released poisonous gas in a Tokyo subway stop during rush hour, killing 12 people and sending over 5,000 to the hospital for treatment. 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first to fly a hot-air balloon nonstop around the world. 2003 Ground troops entered Iraq and a second round of air strikes against Baghdad was launched. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?