About March 8

March 8, 2021 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.

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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 330 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 8

  • 1010
    Ferdowsi completes his Shāhnāmeh.
  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 1722
    The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at The Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.
  • 1736
    Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
  • 1775
    An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes “African Slavery in America”, the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
  • 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.
  • 1817
    The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • 1916
    World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
  • 1917
    The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
  • 1920
    The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
  • 1924
    The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
  • 1936
    Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
  • 1949
    Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason
  • 1957
    Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 1957
    Ghana joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
  • 1978
    The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
  • 1983
    President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an “evil empire”.
  • 1985
    A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.

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