Historical Events on 8th March

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1586 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
1658 - Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark
1702 - England: Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
1706 - Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
1711 - Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
1722 - Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
1746 - Duke of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
1754 - Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
1766 - Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces
1777 - Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
1782 - Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
1801 - British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
1813 - 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic
1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1838 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
1844 - King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1854 - US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1855 - 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1861 - St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies
1862 - Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 - Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 - Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
1865 - Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
1867 - The British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, and would serve as a constitution for Canada for the next 100 years
1884 - 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano suite
1884 - Susan 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.
1887 - Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1894 - The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law.
1896 - Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
1898 - Richard Straus' "Don Quixote" premieres in Keulen
1900 - NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
1902 - 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
1904 - Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
1906 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
1908 - Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, NY
1910 - Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot
1911 - International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
1913 - Federal League organizes with 6 teams
1913 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
1915 - 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
1916 - US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1918 - The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
1920 - Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations
1921 - Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
1924 - Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
1927 - Pan American Airlines incorporates
1929 - US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1930 - Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
1934 - Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1936 - The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
1939 - Lenore Coffee & William Joyce Cowan's "Family Portrait" premieres
1941 - 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
1942 - Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma
1942 - KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies
1943 - 335 allied bombers attack German city of Nuremberg, a centre for military production
1943 - Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
1943 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1943 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn
Astronomer Edwin HubbleAstronomer Edwin Hubble 1944 - US resumes bombing Berlin
1945 - "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain
1945 - 53 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
1945 - International Women's Day is 1st observed
1945 - Phyllis M Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign
1946 - 1st helicopter licensed for coml use (NYC)
1948 - US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that relgious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
1949 - WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 - WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1950 - 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
1951 - Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1952 - Antoine Pinay forms French government
1953 - "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
1953 - Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1953 - KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1953 - WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Herb McKinley sets quarter mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia
1957 - 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
1957 - Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by 3 at Santa Anita
Author and Nobel Laureate William FaulknerAuthor and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner 1958 - William Faulkner says US school degenerated to become babysitters
1959 - Groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together
1959 - KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1959 - Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
1960 - "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances
1961 - Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary" premieres in NYC
1961 - US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
1962 - Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
1964 - Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam
1965 - 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
African American Activist Malcolm XAfrican American Activist Malcolm X 1966 - "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
1966 - An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
1966 - Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1967 - New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
1968 - 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Md)
1968 - Fillmore East opens
1968 - Students demonstrate in Warsaw
1970 - WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title at Madison Sq Garden
1971 - Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
1971 - Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1971 - Gun battle between Official Irish Republican Army and Provisional IRA leave 1 man was killed; the feud between the two wings of the IRA had been developing since the split in 1970
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 1972 - 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
1972 - 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1973 - Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
1973 - Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country
1974 - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
1975 - Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
1976 - 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
1977 - Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia
1977 - Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
1978 - The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
Author Douglas AdamsAuthor Douglas Adams 1979 - 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)
1979 - China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
1979 - Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
1980 - 6th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)
1980 - Greg Chappell 235 & Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
1981 - "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 54 perfs
1981 - Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
1981 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1983 - House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR
1983 - IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1983 - President Reagan 1st known use of term "Evil Empire" (about the USSR) in speech in Florida
1985 - Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1986 - 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
1986 - Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
1986 - Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
1987 - 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
1987 - David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for S Aust
1987 - FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in Calif
1987 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1987 - Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor
1987 - "A Team" last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years
1989 - "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
1989 - Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs)
LPGA Golfer Jane GeddesLPGA Golfer Jane Geddes 1990 - NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
1991 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
1992 - Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1993 - Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
1993 - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
1994 - 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)
1994 - B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
1994 - US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
1994 - Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47
1995 - -26°F (-32.2°C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
1995 - -44°F (-42.2°C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67°N
1995 - Costis Stephanopoulos becomes president of Greece
1995 - Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
1997 - 11th Soul Train Music Awards: Curtis Mayfield, Babyface win
Actress Gloria StuartActress Gloria Stuart 1998 - The Screen Actors Guild award Gloria Stuart (Old Rose in "Titanic") with their Founders Award
1999 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2004 - A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
2012 - Greece secures debt-restructuring deal with private lenders
2012 - Toyota recalls 700,000 vehicles over safety concerns
2013 - North Korea terminates all peace pacts with South Korea
2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history

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