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.
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)
- 1655John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England’s North American colonies.
- 1722The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at The Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.
- 1844King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 1917International Women’s Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (so named because it was February on the Julian calendar).
- 1921Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
- 1942World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
- 1957Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
- 1957Ghana joins the United Nations.
- 1966A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin.
- 1985A 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?
- 1714Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer (d. 1788)
- 1879Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
- 1925Warren Bennis, American educator and author
- 1933Luca Ronconi, Italian theater and opera director
- 1943Lynn Redgrave, English actress (d. 2010)
- 1944Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
- 1974Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
- 1975Peggy Zina, Greek singer
- 1990Kristinia DeBarge, American R&B singer
- 1992Charlie Ray, American actress
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