March 8 Events in History - March 8 Birthdays - March 8 Deaths
2015 A report is released on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 today, one year after the incident, revealing that the flight's locator beacon battery had expired a year before the flight, but nothing unusual was otherwise detected
2014 U.S. payrolls show growth, with 129,000 jobs added in January and 175,000 jobs added in February in spite of difficult winter weather
2014 The U.N. celebrates International Women's Day with the theme 'Equality for women is progress for all'
2013 In retaliation for recently approved U.N. sanctions, generals in North Korea claim they are aiming their long range missiles at the U.S. mainland
2013 Venezuela holds a funeral for former President Hugo Chavez; following the funeral, they swear in Vice President Nicolas Maduro as Interim President
2012 The first comprehensive map of the debris field of the RMS Titanic is revealed
2012 Scientists claim a recent study suggests that donor stem cells may prevent organ rejection in cases of imperfectly matched transplants
2011 Redondo Beach, California authorities investigate the source of a large fish kill at the King Harbor Marino
2011 In an interview held before the third anniversary of deadly unrest, Gyaincain Norbu claims Tibetans have 'never been freer'
2010 35 suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia are captured by the French Navy, the European Union's most successful mission
1995 -26 degrees F (-32.2 degrees C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
1995 Costis Stephanopoulos becomes president of Greece
1995 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
1994 20th People's Choice Awards
1994 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
1994 Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
1994 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47
1993 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
1992 22nd Easter Seal Telethon
1992 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1991 17th People's Choice Awards: Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby, Pretty Woman
1991 Harry Hamlin and Nicollette Sheridan wed
1991 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 Planeloads of U.S. troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists and 2 American soldiers it captured
1989 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 621 performances
1989 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 seconds)
1987 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
1987 David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for South Australia
1987 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr. in California
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1987 Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor
1986 4 French TV crew members are abducted in Beirut Lebanon
1986 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
1986 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
1985 Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
1983 House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with U.S.S.R.
1983 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
1983 President Reagan calls the U.S.S.R. an "Evil Empire"
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater New York City after 54 performances
1981 Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1980 Greg Chappell 235 and Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered on Io, a satellite of Jupiter
1979 5th People's Choice Awards
1979 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
1979 Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
1977 Henry L. Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond
1977 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
1976 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
1975 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris
1973 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/U.S. longest, opens
1973 Paul and Linda McCartney are fined 100 pounds for growing cannabis
1973 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
1972 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1971 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
1971 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1970 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
1968 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Maryland)
1968 Fillmore East opens
1968 Students demonstrate in Warsaw
1967 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 569 performances
1966 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
1966 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1965 1st U.S. combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1964 Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
1963 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
1962 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in New York City
1961 U.S. nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours
1960 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 95 performances
1959 Groucho, Chico and Harpo's final TV appearance together
1959 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, Arizona (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1959 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
1958 Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by 3 at Santa Anita
1958 William Faulkner says U.S. school degenerated to become babysitters
1957 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
1957 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1953 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 90 performances
1953 Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1953 KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1953 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Antoine Pinay forms French government
1952 Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
1951 International Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1950 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
1950 Marshall Voroshilov of U.S.S.R. announces they developed atomic bomb
1949 WAGeorgia TV channel 5 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1948 Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
1946 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (New York City)
1945 "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain
1945 53 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
1945 International Women's Day is 1st observed
1945 Phyllis M. Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as U.S. Navy ensign
1944 U.S. resumes bombing Berlin
1943 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg
1943 Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
1943 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1943 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn
1942 Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma
1942 KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies
1941 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
1939 Lenore Coffee and William Joyce Cowan's "Family Portrait," premieres
1934 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1930 Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
1930 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with New York Yankee General Manager Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
1929 U.S. worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
1927 Pan American Airlines incorporates
1924 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
1920 Denmark and Cuba join the League of Nations
1917 Russian revolution breaks out in Petrograd
1916 U.S. invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1915 1st U.S. Navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
1913 Federal League organizes with 6 teams
1913 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy and collect income taxes
1911 1st International Woman's Day
1910 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot
1908 Collingwood Elementary, Cleveland, burns, kills 173 kids and 2 teachers
1908 Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, New York
1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
1904 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
1902 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
1900 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville and Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
1898 Richard Straus' "Don Quixote," premieres in Keulen
1896 Volunteers of America forms (New York City)
1894 New York passes 1st state dog license law
1887 Everett Horton, Connecticut, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1884 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano suite
1865 Battle of Kingston, North Carolina (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, Virginia CSS Virginia, Jamestown and Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress and Monitor
1861 St. Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies
1858 Opera "I Pagliacci" is produced (Naples)
1855 1st train crosses 1st U.S. railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1854 U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1838 U.S. Mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
1813 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic
1801 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
1782 Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
1766 Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces
1754 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
1746 Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
1722 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
1711 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
1706 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
1702 England Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
1658 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden and Denmark
1586 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
1418 Jacoba van Bayern marries her cousin John IV van Brabant