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Wednesday March 8, 2017

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2017 was the 67th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac 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.

March 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 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.
  • 1844
    King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason
  • 1957
    Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 1974
    Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
  • 2004
    A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1746
    André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
  • 1896
    Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician (d. 1975)
  • 1897
    Damerla Rama Rao, Indian artist, (d. 1925)
  • 1922
    Yevgeny Matveyev, Russian actor and film director (d. 2003)
  • 1944
    Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1945
    Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • 1948
    Peggy March, American pop singer
  • 1950
    Richard Ouzounian, Canadian/American theatre director and critic
  • 1984
    Dave Moffatt, Canadian musician
  • 1992
    Charlie Ray, American actress

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