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
Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
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.
King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
American Civil War: The iron-clad Ship CSS (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot’s license.
Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason
Ghana joins the United Nations.
A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin.
Who were born on March 8?
Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)
Anna Held, Polish actress and singer (d. 1918)
John W. Seybold, American businessman, father of computer typesetting (d. 2004)
Cheryl Baker, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
Andrea Parker, American actress, ballet dancer
Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
Peggy Zina, Greek singer
Kat Von D, Mexican-born tattoo artist
Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer
Who died on March 8?
Urraca of León (b. 1082)
William Poole, American criminal, member of New York City’s Bowery Boys gang (b. 1821)
Martha Beck, American convicted murderer (b. 1920)
Thomas Beecham, English conductor (b. 1879)
Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)
Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (b. 1965)
Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)
Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
Carol Barnes, former ITV news presenter (b. 1944)
Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
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