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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)

  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 1775
    An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes “African Slavery in America”, the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
  • 1817
    The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • 1911
    International Women’s Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
  • 1949
    Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason
  • 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.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1804
    Alvan Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1887)
  • 1900
    Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (d. 1973)
  • 1916
    John W. Seybold, American businessman, father of computer typesetting (d. 2004)
  • 1947
    Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • 1964
    Lance McCullers, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Joel Johnston, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
  • 1977
    Johann Vogel, Swiss footballer
  • 1978
    Nick Zano, American actor
  • 1982
    Leonidas Kampantais, Greek footballer

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