March 8: Day of the Week
March 8, 2018 was the 67th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1126Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
- 1655John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England’s North American colonies.
- 1775An 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.
- 1817The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
- 1936Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
- 1949Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason
- 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.
- 2004A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.
Who were born on March 8?
- 1566Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (d. 1613)
- 1892Juana de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet (d. 1979)
- 1910Bernard Benjamin, British statistician (d. 2002)
- 1945Jim Chapman, American politician
- 1954Bob Brozman, American musician
- 1955Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
- 1972Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
- 1972Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer
- 1977Johann Vogel, Swiss footballer
- 1990Kristinia DeBarge, American R&B singer
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