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What Happened on March 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 The Azure Window, a natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo, collapsed in stormy weather.
2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
2004 A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
1985 A supposed failed assassination attempt on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
1983 Cold War: While addressing a convention of Evangelicals, U.S. President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".
1979 Philips demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time.
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
1971 The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.
1966 Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, destroyed by a bomb.
1965 Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.
1963 The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.
1957 Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
1957 The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia.
1949 President of France Vincent Auriol and ex-emperor of Annam Bảo Đại sign the ÿlysée Accords, giving Vietnam greater independence from France and creating the State of Vietnam to oppose Viet Minh-led Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1947 Thirteen thousand troops of the Republic of China Army arrive in Taiwan after the February 28 Incident and launch crackdowns which kill thousands of people, including many elites. This turns into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement.
1942 World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces gave ultimatum to Dutch East Indies Governor General Jonkheer Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer and KNIL Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Hein Ter Poorten, to unconditionally surrender.
1942 World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces captured Rangoon, Burma from British.
1937 Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
1936 Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
1924 A mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
1921 Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
1920 The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
1917 International Women's Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (February 23rd in the Julian calendar).
1917 The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
1916 World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
1914 First flights (for the Royal Thai Air Force) at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.
1910 French aviator Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.
1868 Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai, Osaka.
1862 American Civil War: The Naval Battle of Hampton Roads begins.
1844 King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1801 War of the Second Coalition: At the Battle of Abukir, a British force under Sir Ralph Abercromby lands in Egypt with the aim of ending the French campaign in Egypt and Syria.
1782 Gnadenhutten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity, are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indian tribes.
1777 Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
1775 An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
1736 Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
1722 The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at the Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.
1702 Queen Anne, the younger sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1658 Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655-1661), Frederick III, the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.
1655 John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed.
1618 Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
1576 Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán.
1262 Battle of Hausbergen between bourgeois militias and the army of the bishop of Strasbourg.
1126 Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
1010 Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shahnameh.
Famous People Born on March 8

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Year Name
1826 Johann Köler, Estonian painter and academic (d. 1899)
1931 Gerald Potterton, English-Canadian animator, director, and producer
1925 Warren Bennis, American scholar, author, and academic (d. 2014)
1922 Yevgeny Matveyev, Russian actor and director (d. 2003)
1960 Jeffrey Eugenides, American author and academic
1983 Mark Worrell, American baseball player
1949 Teofilo Cubillas, Peruvian footballer
1909 Beatrice Shilling, English motorcycle racer and engineer (d. 1990)
1939 Lynn Seymour, Canadian ballerina and choreographer
1961 Larry Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player and journalist
Famous People Deaths On March 8

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Date Name
1999 Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)
1466 Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1401)
1889 John Ericsson, Swedish-American engineer, designed the USS Monitor (b. 1803)
2015 Sam Simon, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
2016 Ross Hannaford, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
1999 Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
1983 William Walton, English composer (b. 1902)
1999 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1914)
1126 Urraca of León and Castile (b. 1079)
1441 Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria