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Wednesday March 8, 2023

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2023 is the 67th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The iron-clad Ship CSS (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • 1868
    Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai near Osaka.
  • 1916
    World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
  • 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
    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.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1910
    Claire Trevor, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1954
    Cheryl Baker, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
  • 1957
    Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • 1960
    Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • 1965
    Kenny Smith, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Andrea Parker, American actress, ballet dancer
  • 1975
    Mauro Briano, Italian footballer
  • 1976
    Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Dave Moffatt, Canadian musician

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