What happened this day in history March 8

What are the important events that happened on March 8? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 8: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 8 is the 67th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 23, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,919,360 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontaheptagon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 330 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,999 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 8 Historical Events

  • 1736
    Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
  • 1782
    Gnadenhütten 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 Indians.
  • 1844
    King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The iron-clad Ship CSS (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • 1910
    French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot’s license.
  • 1921
    Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
  • 1949
    Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason
  • 1957
    Ghana joins the United Nations.
  • 1966
    A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1659
    Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)
  • 1872
    Anna Held, Polish actress and singer (d. 1918)
  • 1916
    John W. Seybold, American businessman, father of computer typesetting (d. 2004)
  • 1954
    Cheryl Baker, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
  • 1957
    Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Andrea Parker, American actress, ballet dancer
  • 1971
    Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • 1975
    Peggy Zina, Greek singer
  • 1982
    Kat Von D, Mexican-born tattoo artist
  • 1985
    Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer

Who died on March 8?

  • 1126
    Urraca of León (b. 1082)
  • 1855
    William Poole, American criminal, member of New York City’s Bowery Boys gang (b. 1821)
  • 1951
    Martha Beck, American convicted murderer (b. 1920)
  • 1961
    Thomas Beecham, English conductor (b. 1879)
  • 1976
    Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)
  • 1995
    Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (b. 1965)
  • 1999
    Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
  • 2008
    Carol Barnes, former ITV news presenter (b. 1944)
  • 2011
    Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)

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