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Sunday March 8, 2020

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2020 was the 68th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1736
    Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai near Osaka.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
  • 1936
    Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
  • 1957
    Ghana joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
  • 2004
    A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1886
    Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1892
    Juana de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet (d. 1979)
  • 1892
    Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer and guitarist (d. 1966)
  • 1926
    Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (d. 2001)
  • 1948
    Peggy March, American pop singer
  • 1958
    Gary Numan, British singer
  • 1959
    Lester Holt, American television journalist
  • 1976
    Hines Ward, American football player
  • 1980
    Charli Delaney, Australian singer (Hi-5)
  • 1980
    Stephen Milne, Australian rules footballer

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