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Friday March 8, 2019

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2019 was the 67th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1655
    John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England’s North American colonies.
  • 1722
    The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at The Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.
  • 1844
    King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 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).
  • 1921
    Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1714
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer (d. 1788)
  • 1879
    Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1925
    Warren Bennis, American educator and author
  • 1933
    Luca Ronconi, Italian theater and opera director
  • 1943
    Lynn Redgrave, English actress (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1974
    Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Peggy Zina, Greek singer
  • 1990
    Kristinia DeBarge, American R&B singer
  • 1992
    Charlie Ray, American actress

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