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    What happened on March 8

    • March 8, 0883 "Death - Albumasar [Ahmad Aboe M Gafar al-Balkhi], Arabic astronomer, dies"

    • March 8, 1075 Birthday - Abu 'l-Kasim Mahmud ibn Omar al-Zamachshari Arab theologist

    • March 8, 1144 "Death - Celestine II [Guido], Italian Pope (1143-44), dies in battle"

    • March 8, 1403 "Death - Bajezid I Jildirim 4th sultan of Turkey (1389-1403), dies at 42"

    • March 8, 1466 "Death - Francesco Sforza Italian condottiere/duke of Milan, dies at 64"

    • March 8, 1495 "Birthday - Juan de Dios Portugal/Spain, saint/founder (Brothers of Mercy)"

    • March 8, 1550 "Death - Juan de Dios Port/Sp saint (Brothers of Mercy), dies at 55"

    • March 8, 1607 Birthday - Johann Rist composer

    • March 8, 1618 Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.

    • March 8, 1638 "Death - Jacob C van Neck Admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73"

    • March 8, 1640 "Death - Guillaume van Messaus composer, dies at 50"

    • March 8, 1658 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark

    • March 8, 1661 "Death - Jules Mazarin Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58"

    • March 8, 1702 "Death - John de Baen portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69"

    • March 8, 1702 "Death - William III Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51"

    • March 8, 1702 England's Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III

    • March 8, 1702 "Very unexpectedly, Anne Stuart, the sister of the childless Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland and Ireland after the death of William III of Orange."

    • March 8, 1706 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established

    • March 8, 1709 "Death - William Cowper/Cooper English anatomist, dies at about 62"

    • March 8, 1711 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder

    • March 8, 1714 "Birthday - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach German composer, son of JS Bach"

    • March 8, 1716 "Death - Harald Vallerius composer, dies at 69"

    • March 8, 1720 "Death - Georg Bronner composer, dies at 53"

    • March 8, 1722 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia

    • March 8, 1724 "Death - Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli Swiss architect, dies at about 81"

    • March 8, 1728 "Death - Gian M Crescimbeni Italian literary/critic (Arcadia), dies at 64"

    • March 8, 1734 "Death - Carolomannus Pachschmidt composer, dies at 33"

    • March 8, 1743 Birthday - Bendix Friedrich Zinck composer

    • March 8, 1746 Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen

    • March 8, 1748 Birthday - Willem V Batavus prince of Orange-Nassau

    • March 8, 1754 "Death - Don Jos de Carvajal bon Lancaster Spanish minister of Foreign affairs, dies"

    • March 8, 1754 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain

    • March 8, 1766 Willem V (18) becomes Governor of United Provinces

    • March 8, 1775 "Thomas Paine's ""African Slavery in America"" was published. It was the first article in the United States calling for the emancipation of all slaves and the abolition of slavery."

    • March 8, 1778 Birthday - Friedrich August Kanne composer

    • March 8, 1782 "Gnadenhtten massacre: Almost 100 Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio had their skulls crushed with mallets by Pennsylvanian militiamen."

    • March 8, 1782 Gnadenhutten Massacre: Ohio militia kills 90 Indians

    • March 8, 1783 Birthday - Gottfied Wilhelm Fink composer

    • March 8, 1783 "Birthday - Hannah Hoes Van Buren Kinderhook NY, wife of President Martin Van Buren (1837-41) (died 1819)"

    • March 8, 1787 Birthday - Karl Ferdinand von Grafe help create modern plastic surgery

    • March 8, 1799 "Birthday - Simon Cameron Secretary of War (Union), died in 1889"

    • March 8, 1801 "British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt"

    • March 8, 1813 First concerto of Royal Philharmonic

    • March 8, 1815 Birthday - Jean Delphin Alard French violinist/composer

    • March 8, 1815 "In Charlottetown PEI, Peter Byers, a black, sentenced to death for stealing five pounds; 2 weeks earlier his brother Sancho sentenced to hang for stealing a pound of butter and a loaf of bread"

    • March 8, 1825 Birthday - George William Martin composer

    • March 8, 1828 "Death - Johann Anton Sulzer composer, dies at 75"

    • March 8, 1836 Birthday - Matthew Calbraith Butler Major General (Confederate Army)

    • March 8, 1838 US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)

    • March 8, 1839 Birthday - James Mason Crafts US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)

    • March 8, 1840 Birthday - Franco Faccio Italian composer/conductor

    • March 8, 1841 "Birthday - Oliver Wendell Holmes Massachusetts, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)"

    • March 8, 1843 Birthday - Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom composer

    • March 8, 1844 King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.

    • March 8, 1847 Birthday - Karl von Bach German engineer (Maschinenelemente)

    • March 8, 1853 Birthday - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels Flemish composer (Parisina)

    • March 8, 1854 Birthday - Tom Felix Horan cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Australia all-rounder)

    • March 8, 1854 US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan

    • March 8, 1855 "A train crosses first US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls"

    • March 8, 1855 "A train passed over the first railway suspension bridge -- at Niagara Falls, NY."

    • March 8, 1855 "The Niagara Suspension Bridge opens, linking Canada and the US; the world's first suspension bridge built to carry trains"

    • March 8, 1857 Birthday - Ruggiero Leoncavallo Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza)

    • March 8, 1859 "Birthday - Kenneth Grahame author (The Wind, Willows)"

    • March 8, 1859 Birthday - Otto Taubmann composer

    • March 8, 1861 St Augustine FL surrenders to Union armies

    • March 8, 1862 Birthday - Joseph Lee helped develop playgrounds

    • March 8, 1862 "Confederate ironclad ""Merrimack"" launched"

    • March 8, 1862 "Death - Adrien de La Fage composer, dies at 56"

    • March 8, 1862 "Death - Nat Gordon last pirate, hanged in New York NY for stealing 1,000 slaves"

    • March 8, 1862 "Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads VA: CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor"

    • March 8, 1865 "Battle of Kingston NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)"

    • March 8, 1865 "Birthday - Frederick William Goudy US, printer/type designer"

    • March 8, 1869 "Death - Louis Hector Berlioz French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65"

    • March 8, 1872 Birthday - Paul Juon Russian/Swiss violinist/composer

    • March 8, 1874 "Death - Millard Fillmore 13th President (1850-53), dies of at 74"

    • March 8, 1876 Birthday - Franco Alfano Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)

    • March 8, 1879 Birthday - M Lichnowsky writer

    • March 8, 1879 "Birthday - Otto Hahn German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium, co-discoverer-nuclear fission)"

    • March 8, 1883 Birthday - Manuel Gomez Carillo composer

    • March 8, 1886 Birthday - Anton Portielje Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)

    • March 8, 1886 "Birthday - Edward Kendall chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)"

    • March 8, 1887 "Death - Pavel Annenkov Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73"

    • March 8, 1887 "Everett Horton, Connecticut, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes"

    • March 8, 1887 "The telescopic fishing rod, made of steel tubes inside one another, was patented by Everett Horton."

    • March 8, 1888 "Birthday - Stuart Chase Somersworth NH, writer/economist (Tragedy of Waste)"

    • March 8, 1889 Birthday - Oscar Ewing US government official (Everybody's Business)

    • March 8, 1889 "Death - Jens/John Ericsson Sweden/US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85"

    • March 8, 1890 Birthday - Oswald von Nell-Breuning German theologist/philosopher

    • March 8, 1892 Birthday - Mtys Rkosi Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)

    • March 8, 1894 A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York.

    • March 8, 1894 Birthday - Win V Aaltonen Finnish sculptor

    • March 8, 1894 New York passes first state dog license law

    • March 8, 1898 "Birthday - Louise Beavers Cincinnati OH, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for Each Other)"

    • March 8, 1898 Birthday - Theophilus E Dnges South African minister of Internal Affairs

    • March 8, 1898 "Richard Straus' ""Don Quixote"", premieres in Keulen"

    • March 8, 1899 "Birthday - Eric Linklater Scotland, novelist/poet/historical writer (Blue Swallows)"

    • March 8, 1901 "Death - Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg German politician, dies at 64"

    • March 8, 1901 "Death - Peter Benoit Flemish composer/conductor (High Mass), dies at 66"

    • March 8, 1901 "Samuel Benfield Steele, commanding Lord Strathcona's Horse, arrives back in Halifax with his regiment after fighting the Boers in South Africa."

    • March 8, 1902 Birthday - Jennings Randolph (Senator)

    • March 8, 1907 Birthday - Charles Boost movie critic

    • March 8, 1908 "Collingwood Elementary (Cleveland) burns, kills 173 kids & 2 teachers"

    • March 8, 1908 "Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, New York"

    • March 8, 1908 "First International Women's Day, founded by German labor activist Clara Zetkin."

    • March 8, 1909 Birthday - Anthony Donato composer

    • March 8, 1909 "Birthday - Claire Trevor [Wemlinger] New York NY, actress (Murder My Sweet, Marjorie Morningstar)"

    • March 8, 1909 Birthday - Hugh Murphy English multi-millionaire

    • March 8, 1910 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris France becomes first licensed female pilot

    • March 8, 1911 "Birthday - Alan Hovhaness Somerville MA, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)"

    • March 8, 1911 Birthday - Elsie Agnes Giorgi physician/humanitarian

    • March 8, 1913 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes

    • March 8, 1914 Birthday - Jacob B Bakema urban developer (St Louis MO)

    • March 8, 1915 Birthday - Vivien John artist

    • March 8, 1915 "The first US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned"

    • March 8, 1916 Birthday - R W Schnell writer

    • March 8, 1916 "US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime"

    • March 8, 1917 "Birthday - A Marja [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)"

    • March 8, 1917 "Death - Ferdinand von Zeppelin Dutch count/air pioneer, dies at 78"

    • March 8, 1918 "Birthday - Alan Hale [MacKahan] Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Skipper Jonas Grumby-Gilligan's Island)"

    • March 8, 1918 UK hist Start of world-wide 'flu pandemic

    • March 8, 1919 Birthday - Ivor Keys musician/teacher

    • March 8, 1919 "Death - Auguste Tolbecque composer, dies at 88"

    • March 8, 1920 "Birthday - Eileen Herlie Glasgow Scotland, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children, Hamlet)"

    • March 8, 1920 "Birthday - Eva Dahlbeck Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)"

    • March 8, 1920 "Birthday - James Daniel ""Danny"" Turner saxophonist"

    • March 8, 1920 "Death - Rafael Obligado Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69"

    • March 8, 1920 Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations

    • March 8, 1920 The management of the Grand Trunk Pacific is entrusted to the Board of Directors appointed for the Canadian National Railways.

    • March 8, 1921 "Birthday - Cyd Charisse [Tula Ellice Finklea] Amarillo TX, dancer/actress (East Side West Side, Brigadoon)"

    • March 8, 1921 "Birthday - Egbert George ""Pete"" Pitterson trumpeter"

    • March 8, 1921 Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.

    • March 8, 1922 Birthday - Carl Furillo Brooklyn Dodger (National League Batting Champion 1953)

    • March 8, 1922 Birthday - H Kipphardt writer

    • March 8, 1923 "Birthday - Booth Colman Portland OR, actor (Zaius-Planet of the Apes)"

    • March 8, 1923 "Birthday - Juan M G ""Wancho"" Evertsz premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)"

    • March 8, 1923 Birthday - Sembene Ousmane Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)

    • March 8, 1923 "Death - Johannes S van der Waals Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85"

    • March 8, 1924 "Birthday - Sean McClory Dublin Ireland, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur)"

    • March 8, 1924 "Birthday - Victor ""Toby"" Neuberg teacher/writer"

    • March 8, 1924 "Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah"

    • March 8, 1924 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate UT

    • March 8, 1925 Birthday - Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis composer

    • March 8, 1925 "Birthday - Francisco Rabal Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)"

    • March 8, 1925 Birthday - Petrus Steenkamp Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)

    • March 8, 1927 Birthday - Jaromir Podesva composer

    • March 8, 1927 Birthday - Joseph Berg composer

    • March 8, 1928 Birthday - Frank Michael Beyer composer

    • March 8, 1928 "Birthday - Judy Johnson Norfolk VA, singer (Your Show of Shows)"

    • March 8, 1929 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia

    • March 8, 1930 "Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with New York Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts ""No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"""

    • March 8, 1930 "Death - William Howard Taft 27th US President (1909-13)/Chief Justice, dies at 72"

    • March 8, 1930 Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India

    • March 8, 1931 Birthday - John McPhee author (The Control of Nature)

    • March 8, 1931 "Birthday - Neil Adcock cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wickets 1953-62)"

    • March 8, 1931 "Death - Clara Kathleen Rogers composer, dies at 87"

    • March 8, 1932 "Death - Jan de Louter Dutch lawyer/tutor of Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84"

    • March 8, 1933 Birthday - Johnny Dollar singer

    • March 8, 1934 Birthday - Christian Wolff composer

    • March 8, 1934 "Birthday - Ron Taylor Sydney Australia, cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals)"

    • March 8, 1934 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars

    • March 8, 1936 Birthday - Gabor Szabo Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle)

    • March 8, 1936 "Birthday - Sue Ane Langdon Paterson NJ, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie)"

    • March 8, 1936 "Death - Peter H J ""Piet"" van Doorne director BOVA Red Peppers, executed at 52"

    • March 8, 1936 "The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida."

    • March 8, 1937 Birthday - Juvenal Hayarimana president of Rwanda (1973-94)

    • March 8, 1937 Birthday - Pamela McEvoy-Johnston psychotherapist-board member (WIC)

    • March 8, 1937 "Birthday - Raynoma Gordy [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)"

    • March 8, 1937 "Death - Albert Verwey Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71"

    • March 8, 1938 "Birthday - Lew DeWitt Roanoke VA, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)"

    • March 8, 1939 Birthday - George William Reed astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)

    • March 8, 1939 "Birthday - Jim Bouton Newark NJ, pitcher (New York Yankees)/author (Ball Four)"

    • March 8, 1939 "Birthday - Lydia Skoblikova USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)"

    • March 8, 1939 "Birthday - Mike Lowry (Representative-Democrat-WA, 1979- )"

    • March 8, 1939 "Birthday - Robert Tear Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970)"

    • March 8, 1939 Birthday - Yannis Vlachopoulos composer

    • March 8, 194- "Birthday - Alan Sues Ross CA, comedian/actor (Laugh-In, Oh Heavenly Dog)"

    • March 8, 1940 Birthday - Leslie Isben Rogge one of FBI's most wanted

    • March 8, 1940 "Birthday - Susan Clark Sarnia Ontario, actress (Night Moves, Webster)"

    • March 8, 1940 "Birthday - Theo Laseroms [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)"

    • March 8, 1941 Birthday - Ivana Loudova composer

    • March 8, 1941 Birthday - Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff composer

    • March 8, 1941 "Death - Jose Serrano Simeon composer, dies at 67"

    • March 8, 1941 "Death - Sherwood Anderson US writer/publisher (Winesburg OH), dies at 64"

    • March 8, 1942 Birthday - [Dick] Richie Allen baseball player (American League MVP 1972)

    • March 8, 1942 "Birthday - Ann Packer-Brightwell England, 400 meter/800 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1964)"

    • March 8, 1942 "Blue Star Mothers of America formed, Flint, Michigan"

    • March 8, 1942 "Death - Jos R Capablanca Cuban chess player (world champion 1927), dies at 53"

    • March 8, 1942 First Japanese landings in New Guinea.

    • March 8, 1942 Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma

    • March 8, 1942 "KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies"

    • March 8, 1942 "World War II: Japan captures Rangoon, Burma."

    • March 8, 1942 World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.

    • March 8, 1943 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg

    • March 8, 1943 "Birthday - Lynn Redgrave London England, actress (Georgie Girl) Weight-Watcher"

    • March 8, 1943 Limited gambling legalized in Mexico

    • March 8, 1944 "Birthday - Carole Bayer Sager NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)"

    • March 8, 1944 US resumes bombing Berlin

    • March 8, 1945 """Kiss Me Kate"" opens in Britain"

    • March 8, 1945 53 Amsterdammers executed by Nazi occupiers

    • March 8, 1945 Birthday - Graeme Watson cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)

    • March 8, 1945 "Birthday - Jim Chapman (Representative-Democrat-TX, 1985- )"

    • March 8, 1945 Birthday - Keith Jarrett pianist/composer

    • March 8, 1945 "Birthday - Mickey Dolenz Los Angeles CA, actor (Circus Boy) singer (Monkees)"

    • March 8, 1945 "Death - H J Jamin Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Buchenwald"

    • March 8, 1945 "Death - Jan Beekes resistance fighter, executed at 26"

    • March 8, 1945 Phyllis M Daley is first black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign

    • March 8, 1945 The allies send large numbers of troops across the Rhine significantly reinforcing and expanding the tenuous bridgehead at the captured railway Bridge at Remagen allowing them to push some armor across the Rhine and better secure the nascent lodgement.

    • March 8, 1946 Birthday - Mohammad Nazir Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)

    • March 8, 1946 "Birthday - Randy Meisner rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)"

    • March 8, 1946 First helicopter licensed for commercial use (New York NY)

    • March 8, 1947 "Birthday - Mike Allsup Modesto CA, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)"

    • March 8, 1948 "Birthday - [Little] Peggy March [Margaret Battavio] Lansdale PA, vocalist (I Will Follow Him)"

    • March 8, 1948 "Birthday - Ralph Ellis Liverpool England, rhythm guitarist (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)"

    • March 8, 1949 Birthday - Charles Lismont Belgian marathon runner (Olympics-silver-1972)

    • March 8, 1950 "Death - Jaroslav Kocian composer, dies at 67"

    • March 8, 1950 Marshall Voroshilov of USSR announces they developed atomic bomb

    • March 8, 1950 The first woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)

    • March 8, 1950 The Soviet Union claims to have an atomic bomb.

    • March 8, 1951 "Birthday - Philippe Henri Edmonds cricketer in Zambia, England slow left-arm"

    • March 8, 1951 "Death - John Winter Thompson composer, dies at 83"

    • March 8, 1951 Death - The Honeymoon Killers (Martha Beck & Raymond Fernandez) die in electric chair

    • March 8, 1951 International Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)

    • March 8, 1952 Antoine Pinay forms French government

    • March 8, 1952 "Birthday - Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)"

    • March 8, 1952 Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis

    • March 8, 1953 "A census bureau report indicated that 239,000 farmers had quit tilling the soil and planting crops (giving up farming) over the previous two years."

    • March 8, 1953 Birthday - Jim Rice Boston Red Sox outfielder (American League MVP 1978)

    • March 8, 1953 "Birthday - Kathleen Ann Shower Brookville OH, Playmate of the Year (May 1985)"

    • March 8, 1953 "Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years"

    • March 8, 1954 "Birthday - Cheryl Baker rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies, Making Your Mind Up)"

    • March 8, 1954 "Birthday - David Wilkie England, 200 meter backstroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1976)"

    • March 8, 1954 Birthday - Karl Schnabl 90 meter ski jumper (Olympics-gold-1976)

    • March 8, 1954 "Birthday - Maria-Therese Nadig Switzerland, skier (Olympics-2 gold-1972)"

    • March 8, 1954 "Death - Percy Twentyman-Jones cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies"

    • March 8, 1954 Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent visits Canadian brigade in Korea during world tour

    • March 8, 1955 "Death - Clementine Princess of Belgium, wife of V Napoleon Bonaparte, dies at 82"

    • March 8, 1957 "Birthday - Cynthia Rothrock Wilmington DE, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory)"

    • March 8, 1957 "Birthday - Ruth Wysocki Alhambra CA, 800 meter/1500 meter runner"

    • March 8, 1957 "Death - Othmar Schoeck composer, dies at 70"

    • March 8, 1957 Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal.

    • March 8, 1957 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships

    • March 8, 1957 "The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th & 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia."

    • March 8, 1958 "Birthday - Andreas Maurer West Germany, tennis star"

    • March 8, 1958 "Birthday - Gary Numan [Gary Webb] Hammersmith England, vocalist (Cars, Dominion Day)"

    • March 8, 1958 "Death - Josephina OFF ""Frieda"" Herberich actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85"

    • March 8, 1958 William Faulkner says US schools degenerated to become babysitters

    • March 8, 1959 "Birthday - Aidan Quinn Chicago IL, actor (Legends of the Fall, Michael Collins, Benny & Joon, Reackless)"

    • March 8, 1959 "Death - Abdel Wahab Shawwaf Iraqi Colonel/putschist, murdered"

    • March 8, 1959 "Groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together"

    • March 8, 1959 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq

    • March 8, 1960 "Birthday - Buck Williams NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks)"

    • March 8, 1961 "Birthday - Larry Murphy Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)"

    • March 8, 1961 "Death - Thomas Beecham English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81"

    • March 8, 1961 US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours

    • March 8, 1962 Birthday - Shaun Gayle NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)

    • March 8, 1962 "Birthday - William Fuller NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)"

    • March 8, 1962 The Beatles performed for the first time on the BBC

    • March 8, 1963 Birthday - Gursharan Singh cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)

    • March 8, 1963 "Birthday - Kathy Ireland model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)"

    • March 8, 1963 "Birthday - Mike Lalor Buffalo, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)"

    • March 8, 1963 "Death - John Hartley cricketer (bowl average 115 in 2 Tests for England 1906), dies"

    • March 8, 1963 Syrian Arab Republic Revolution Day: Military coup in Syria

    • March 8, 1963 The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a Coup d'tat by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.

    • March 8, 1964 "Birthday - Cheryl ""Salt"" James singer (Salt-N-Pepa)"

    • March 8, 1964 "Birthday - Peter ""Ged"" Gill drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes)"

    • March 8, 1965 Birthday - Kenny Smith NBA guard (Houston Rockets)

    • March 8, 1965 "Death - Esther Howard actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72"

    • March 8, 1965 "US combat forces arrive in South Vietnam (3,500 Marines)"

    • March 8, 1965 "Vietnam War: 3,500 United States Marines arrive in South Vietnam, becoming the first American combat troops in Vietnam."

    • March 8, 1966 A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.

    • March 8, 1966 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin

    • March 8, 1966 "Birthday - Elliot Boult Blenheim New Zealand, Australasia golfer"

    • March 8, 1966 "Birthday - Holly Ann Salo Keani AK, Miss Alaska-America (1990)"

    • March 8, 1966 Birthday - Laura McCabe cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

    • March 8, 1966 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

    • March 8, 1967 "Birthday - Brent Fedyk Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)"

    • March 8, 1967 Birthday - Dale Joseph CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

    • March 8, 1967 "Death - John F Bothwell actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46"

    • March 8, 1968 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown MD)

    • March 8, 1968 "Birthday - Clare Wood Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)"

    • March 8, 1968 "Birthday - Rob Zettler Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)"

    • March 8, 1968 Students demonstrate in Warsaw

    • March 8, 1969 Birthday - Andrea Parker actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)

    • March 8, 1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo Italy

    • March 8, 1970 Birthday - Harry Decheiver soccer player (RKC)

    • March 8, 1970 Birthday - Jason Elam NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

    • March 8, 1970 "Birthday - Rhett Harty Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympics-92)"

    • March 8, 1970 "Birthday - Vadim Bekboulatov NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)"

    • March 8, 1971 "Smokin Joe Frazier, of Philadelphia, won a decision over Muhammad Ali, who had been previously undefeated."

    • March 8, 1971 "Birthday - Bob Boughner Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)"

    • March 8, 1971 Birthday - Marc Tobert CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)

    • March 8, 1971 "Death - Harold Lloyd US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77"

    • March 8, 1971 "Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's ""Star Spangled Banner"""

    • March 8, 1972 "Birthday - Craig Johnson St Paul MN, NHL left wing (Los Angeles Kings/Olympics-1994)"

    • March 8, 1972 "Birthday - Pat Riley NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)"

    • March 8, 1972 Birthday - Takuro Abe WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)

    • March 8, 1972 The first airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)

    • March 8, 1973 Birthday - Kendell Watkins NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)

    • March 8, 1973 "Birthday - Nanette Pearson Pleasant Grove UT, Miss America-Utah (1996)"

    • March 8, 1973 "Death - Gordon Leggat cricketer (9 Tests for New Zealand, 351 runs at 21 93), dies"

    • March 8, 1973 "Death - Ron ""Pigpen"" McKernan rocker (Grateful Dead, Grass Roots), dies at 27"

    • March 8, 1973 "Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens"

    • March 8, 1973 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined 100 for growing cannabis

    • March 8, 1974 Birthday - Steve Sarkisian CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

    • March 8, 1974 Birthday - Toran James linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

    • March 8, 1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris France

    • March 8, 1974 "Death - Christian van Geel Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56"

    • March 8, 1974 "Death - Willem ""Wim"" Sonneveld Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56"

    • March 8, 1975 Birthday - Brett Conway NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

    • March 8, 1975 Birthday - Kenny Wheaton cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)

    • March 8, 1975 "Death - George Stevens US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70"

    • March 8, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - Telly Savalas - If

    • March 8, 1975 "Olivia Newton-John reached the top spot on the pop charts with""Have You Never Been Mellow""."

    • March 8, 1975 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba

    • March 8, 1976 "1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China"

    • March 8, 1976 Birthday - Freddie Prinze Jr actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

    • March 8, 1977 Birthday - James Van Der Beek actor (Dawson's Creek)

    • March 8, 1977 Birthday - Petr Devyatkin hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)

    • March 8, 1977 "Death - Henry Hull actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86"

    • March 8, 1977 Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond

    • March 8, 1977 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her first child (Peter)

    • March 8, 1978 "The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4."

    • March 8, 1979 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam

    • March 8, 1979 "Death - Grard Blitz Dutch 400 meter swimmer (WR), dies at 78"

    • March 8, 1979 Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale

    • March 8, 1979 The first extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)

    • March 8, 1980 "Greg Chappell 235 & Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad"

    • March 8, 1980 The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union

    • March 8, 1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic

    • March 8, 1983 "Death - William T Walton English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80"

    • March 8, 1983 House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR

    • March 8, 1983 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0

    • March 8, 1983 "President Reagan calls the USSR an ""Evil Empire"""

    • March 8, 1984 First US cruise missile tested over western Canada; unarmed missile stays attached to B-52 bomber.

    • March 8, 1985 A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in a car-bombing in Beirut kills 85 people and injures 175.

    • March 8, 1985 "Death - Edward Andrews actor (Broadside), dies of a heart attack at 70"

    • March 8, 1985 "Death - Thomas Creighton US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hours), dies at 33"

    • March 8, 1985 "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxed themselves to discover that 407,700 Americans were millionaires -- more than double the total of just five years before."

    • March 8, 1986 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon

    • March 8, 1986 "Death - Hubert Fichte writer, dies at 50"

    • March 8, 1986 "Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km"

    • March 8, 1986 Number one hit on UK music charts - Diana Ross - Chain Reaction

    • March 8, 1987 "17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425"

    • March 8, 1987 David Hookes (306) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for South Australia

    • March 8, 1987 "FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in California"

    • March 8, 1988 "o U.S. Army helicopters collide in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, killing 17 servicemen."

    • March 8, 1989 """Heidi Chronicles"" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances"

    • March 8, 1991 "17th People's Choice Awards: Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby, Pretty Woman"

    • March 8, 1991 Harry Hamlin & Nicollette Sheridan wed

    • March 8, 1991 In Eastern Siberia a 6.6 is believed to be the largest earthquake ever located in this area.

    • March 8, 1991 "Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured"

    • March 8, 1992 22nd Easter Seal Telethon

    • March 8, 1992 "Death - Red Callender US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76"

    • March 8, 1993 Canadian Navy supply ship HMCS Preserver heads home after three-month tour of Somalia

    • March 8, 1993 "Death - Billy Eckstine jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke"

    • March 8, 1993 "Death - Johan Bodegraven radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78"

    • March 8, 1993 "Death - Joop Scheltens TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69"

    • March 8, 1993 "Death - Wells Root US screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92"

    • March 8, 1993 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion

    • March 8, 1994 "B-737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed"

    • March 8, 1994 "Death - John Ewart Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55"

    • March 8, 1994 "Death - Joop C Swart publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69"

    • March 8, 1994 "Death - Knut Haukelid Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82"

    • March 8, 1994 Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces

    • March 8, 1994 "Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47"

    • March 8, 1995 -26F (-32.2C) in Bismarck ND

    • March 8, 1995 "-44F (-42.2C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67N"

    • March 8, 1995 Costis Stephanopoulos becomes President of Greece

    • March 8, 1995 "Death - Ota Adler Czechoslovakian/British fur trader (Jewish Aid Fund), dies at 83"

    • March 8, 1995 "Death - Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan novelist, dies at 91"

    • March 8, 1995 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections

    • March 8, 1996 "Death - Alison McCartney pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner, dies at 45"

    • March 8, 1996 "Death - Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill commando, dies at 89"

    • March 8, 1996 "Death - Paul Lewis Harrhy actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38"

    • March 8, 1997 "Death - Alexander Salkind producer (Superman), dies at 75"

    • March 8, 2004 A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.







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