On March 20, 1899, Martha Place, convicted of the
murder of her step-daughter, became the first woman to die in the
electric chair. The execution was carried out at New York's Auburn
Review The Last Stop: Women in the Electric Chair, from Court TV.
On March 20, 1602, the States-General of the
Netherlands established the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The
creation edict granted VOC a monopoly over Dutch colonial activities
in Asia for twenty-one years. During that time, VOC became the
world's first multinational company and the first to issue
Read a history of the VOC and view the world's oldest share of stock, as issued by the VOC.