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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1010
    Ferdowsi completes his Shāhnāmeh.
  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 1736
    Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
  • 1917
    The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
  • 1957
    Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
  • 1999
    The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2004
    A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1714
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer (d. 1788)
  • 1947
    Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • 1953
    Jim Rice, American baseball player
  • 1954
    David Wilkie, Scottish swimmer
  • 1959
    Lester Holt, American television journalist
  • 1964
    Lance McCullers, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Shawn Mullins, American musician
  • 1976
    Freddie Prinze Jr., American actor
  • 1978
    Mohammed Bouyeri, Dutch-Moroccan assassin
  • 1984
    Dave Moffatt, Canadian musician

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