March 8 Events

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March 8th, 2004 (March 08 2004)EventA new constitution is signed by Iraq s Governing Council.
March 8th, 1999 (March 08 1999)EventThe Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
March 8th, 1991 (March 08 1991)EventThe first U.S. troops arrive home from the Gulf War; Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists and two American soldiers it had captured.
March 8th, 1985 (March 08 1985)EventA failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in a car-bombing in Beirut kills 85 people and injures 175.
March 8th, 1983 (March 08 1983)EventPresident Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire."Ronald Reagan Quotes
March 8th, 1983 (March 08 1983)EventThe U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses a nuclear weapons freeze with the Soviet Union, a move denounced by President Ronald Reagan.Ronald Reagan Quotes
March 8th, 1980 (March 08 1980)EventThe first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
March 8th, 1979 (March 08 1979)EventThe first extraterrestrial volcano is discovered on Io, a satellite of the planet Jupiter.
March 8th, 1974 (March 08 1974)EventCharles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
March 8th, 1971 (March 08 1971)EventJoe Frazier becomes the undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion by winning a unanimous 15-round decision over Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Muhammad Ali Quotes
March 8th, 1966 (March 08 1966)EventVietnam War: Australia announces it is going to substantially increase its number of troops in Vietnam.
March 8th, 1966 (March 08 1966)EventA bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson s Pillar in Dublin.
March 8th, 1965 (March 08 1965)EventVietnam War: 3,500 United States Marines arrive in South Vietnam, becoming the first American combat troops in Vietnam.
March 8th, 1963 (March 08 1963)EventThe Ba ath Party comes to power in Syria in a Coup d etat by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.
March 8th, 1957 (March 08 1957)EventEgypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
March 8th, 1957 (March 08 1957)EventThe 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 state of Georgia.
March 8th, 1945 (March 08 1945)EventAllied forces move large numbers of troops across the Rhine River to significantly reinforce and expand their tenuous hold on the captured Ludendorff Bridge (Bridge at Remagen), allowing them to push armor across the river and better secure the nascent lodgement.
March 8th, 1943 (March 08 1943)EventWorld War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
March 8th, 1942 (March 08 1942)EventWorld War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
March 8th, 1942 (March 08 1942)EventWorld War II: Japan captures Rangoon, Burma.
March 8th, 1942 (March 08 1942)EventWorld War II: British bombers begin a new style of air raid, using incendiary bombs to light the way for a nighttime attack on the Krupp armament works in Essen. The long series of attacks reduce the city to ruins.
March 8th, 1936 (March 08 1936)EventThe first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
March 8th, 1934 (March 08 1934)EventA photograph by astronomer Edwin Hubble shows there are as many galaxies in the universe as there are stars in the Milky Way.
March 8th, 1930 (March 08 1930)EventMahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India.Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
March 8th, 1924 (March 08 1924)EventThe Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
March 8th, 1921 (March 08 1921)EventSpanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
March 8th, 1918 (March 08 1918)EventThe first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
March 8th, 1917 (March 08 1917)EventRiots and strikes break out in St. Petersburg, Russia, marking the start of the Russian Revolution.
March 8th, 1917 (March 08 1917)EventThe U.S. Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
March 8th, 1913 (March 08 1913)EventThe Internal Revenue Service begins to levy and collect federal income taxes, as provided for under the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Federal income taxes had previously been collected from 1864-1872. Ovid Quotes
March 8th, 1911 (March 08 1911)EventInternational Women s Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
March 8th, 1894 (March 08 1894)EventThe state of New York enacts the nation s first dog-licensing law.
March 8th, 1884 (March 08 1884)EventSusan B. Anthony addresses the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. Anthony s argument came 16 years after legislators had first introduced a federal women s suffrage amendment.Susan B. Anthony Quotes
March 8th, 1862 (March 08 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The iron-clad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
March 8th, 1861 (March 08 1861)EventSt. Augustine, Florida, surrenders to Union forces.
March 8th, 1854 (March 08 1854)EventU.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry makes his second landing in Japan, where he would conclude a treaty with the Japanese within a month.
March 8th, 1844 (March 08 1844)EventKing Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
March 8th, 1817 (March 08 1817)EventThe New York Stock Exchange is founded.
March 8th, 1782 (March 08 1782)EventGnadenhutten massacre: Some 90 Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity were killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
March 8th, 1775 (March 08 1775)EventThomas Paine s African Slavery in America was publishedied in It was the first article in the United States calling for the emancipation of all slaves and the abolition of slavery.Thomas Paine Quotes
March 8th, 1765 (March 08 1765)EventThe British House of Lords passes the Stamp Act to tax the American colonies.
March 8th, 1702 (March 08 1702)EventAnne 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 8th, 1618 (March 08 1618)EventJohannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.

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