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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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.
  • 1777
    Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
  • 1957
    Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 1957
    Ghana joins the United Nations.
  • 1957
    The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th & 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1746
    André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
  • 1922
    Ralph H. Baer, German-born American inventor
  • 1922
    Yevgeny Matveyev, Russian actor and film director (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Jim Bouton, American baseball player and author
  • 1945
    Jim Chapman, American politician
  • 1950
    Richard Ouzounian, Canadian/American theatre director and critic
  • 1960
    Buck Williams, American basketball player
  • 1961
    Larry Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1964
    Cheryl James, American performer (Salt-n-Pepa)
  • 1990
    Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player

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