Monday, April 22, 2024 (Week 17)

March 8 in History

What happened on March 8 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 8 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 8 in history.

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1985
Thomas Creighton dies after having three heart transplants in a 46-hour period.
1982
The United States accuses the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.
1973
Two bombs explode near Trafalgar Square in Great Britain injuring 234 people.
1970
The Nixon administration discloses the deaths of 27 Americans in Laos.
1966
Australia announces that it will triple the number of troops in Vietnam.
1965
More than 4,000 Marines land at Da Nang in South Vietnam and become the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam.
1961
Max Conrad circles the globe in a record time of eight days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in Piper Aztec.
1954
France and Vietnam open talks in Paris on a treaty to form the state of Indochina.
1948
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional.
1945
Phyllis Mae Daley receives a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will become the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.
1943
Japanese forces attack American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle will last five days.
1942
Japanese troops capture Rangoon, Burma.
1941
Martial law is proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.
1921
Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato is assassinated while leaving Parliament in Madrid.
1921
French troops occupy Dusseldorf.
1910
Baroness de Laroche becomes the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license in France.
1909
Pope Pius X lifts the church ban on interfaith marriages in Hungary.
1908
The House of Commons, London, turns down the women’s suffrage bill.
1904
The Bundestag in Germany lifts the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.
1880
President Rutherford B. Hayes declares that the United States will have jurisdiction over any canal built across the Isthmus of Panama.
1862
On the second day of the Battle of Pea Ridge, Confederate forces, including some Indian troops, under General Earl Van Dorn surprise Union troops, but the Union troops win the battle.
1862
The Confederate ironclad C.S.S. Virginia (formerly U.S.S. Merrimack) is launched.
1855
The first train crosses Niagara Falls on a suspension bridge.
1853
The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, D.C.
1790
George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address.
1702
Queen Anne becomes the monarch of England upon the death of William III.
1618
Johannes Kepler discovers the third Law of Planetary Motion.