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Monday March 8, 2021

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2021 was the 67th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1010
    Ferdowsi completes his Shāhnāmeh.
  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 1655
    John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England’s North American colonies.
  • 1702
    Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • 1736
    Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1712
    John Fothergill, English physician (d. 1780)
  • 1714
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer (d. 1788)
  • 1746
    André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
  • 1886
    Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1948
    Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth
  • 1949
    Antonello Venditti, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1957
    Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • 1960
    Buck Williams, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Tom Chaplin, English singer (Keane)
  • 1984
    Rafik Djebbour, Algerian footballer

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