Friday March 8, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2024 is the 68th day of the year 2024 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.

March 2024

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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.

March 8 Historical Event(s)

Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
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.
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).
The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
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.
The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

Who were born on March 8?

Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer and guitarist (d. 1966)
Jennings Randolph, America politician, United States Senator from West Virginia (d. 1998)
Carl Furillo, American baseball player (d. 1989)
Richard Farina, American folksinger (d. 1966)
Lidia Skoblikova, Russian skater
Bruce Broughton, American composer
Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (d. 1989)
Clive Burr, British musician (Iron Maiden)
Lance McCullers, American baseball player
Craig Stansberry, American baseball player

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