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.
  • 1618
    Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
  • 1655
    John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England’s North American colonies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1817
    The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The iron-clad Ship CSS (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • 1910
    French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot’s license.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
  • 1917
    International Women’s Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (so named because it was February on the Julian calendar).
  • 1920
    The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
  • 1921
    Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
  • 1949
    Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason
  • 1957
    Ghana joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
  • 2004
    A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.

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