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Friday March 8, 2019

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2019 is the 67th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1618
    Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1936
    Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.
  • 2004
    A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1872
    Anna Held, Polish actress and singer (d. 1918)
  • 1892
    Juana de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet (d. 1979)
  • 1914
    Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)
  • 1931
    Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)
  • 1938
    Pete Dawkins, American football player
  • 1944
    Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1946
    Randy Meisner, American musician (The Eagles)
  • 1968
    Michael Bartels, German race car driver
  • 1982
    Nicolas Armindo, French race car driver
  • 1990
    Ben Tozer, English footballer

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