March 8: Day of the Week
March 8, 2023 was the 67th day of the year 2023 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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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.
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March 8 Historical Event(s)
- 1010Ferdowsi completes his Shāhnāmeh.
- 1777Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
- 1862American Civil War: The iron-clad Ship CSS (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
- 1911International Women’s Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
- 1917The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
- 1936Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
- 1963The 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.
- 1974Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
- 1985A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
- 2004A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.
Who were born on March 8?
- 1822Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish inventor (d. 1882)
- 1847John Lister, English politician (d. 1933)
- 1936Gábor Szabó, Hungarian guitarist (d. 1982)
- 1944Pepe Romero, Spanish guitarist
- 1947Mike Allsup, American musician (Three Dog Night)
- 1956John Kapelos, Canadian actor
- 1964Thomas Bezucha, American screenwriter and director
- 1973Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
- 1982Nicolas Armindo, French race car driver
- 1988Armanti Edwards, American college football player
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