About March 8

March 8, 2022 is the 67th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Pisces is the sun 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 320 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 8

  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 1618
    Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
  • 1702
    Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • 1722
    The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at The Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.
  • 1777
    Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The iron-clad Ship CSS (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • 1868
    Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai near Osaka.
  • 1910
    French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot’s license.
  • 1916
    World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
  • 1921
    Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
  • 1949
    Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason
  • 1957
    The 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 U.S. state of Georgia.
  • 1963
    The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.
  • 1978
    The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
  • 1979
    Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
  • 1985
    A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
  • 1999
    The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

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