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Sunday March 8, 2020

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2020 was the 68th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1010
    Ferdowsi completes his Shāhnāmeh.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1966
    A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin.
  • 1974
    Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
  • 1985
    A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
  • 1999
    The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1746
    André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
  • 1879
    Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1900
    Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (d. 1973)
  • 1921
    Fritz Luchsinger, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1983)
  • 1940
    Susan Clark, Canadian actress
  • 1943
    Dionysis Simopoulos, Greek physicist and astronomer
  • 1950
    Richard Ouzounian, Canadian/American theatre director and critic
  • 1964
    Lance McCullers, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Gaz Coombes, English singer (Supergrass)

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