On This Day..... March 8

MARCH 8

  • TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
  • TODAY IS OREGON APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (1841-1935)
  • ALAN HALE (1921-1990)
 
  • LYNN REDGRAVE (1943, 75)
  • MICKEY DOLENZ (1945, 73)
 
  • AIDAN QUINN (1959, 59)
  • CAMRYN MANHEIM (1961, 57)
 
  • KATHY IRELAND (1963, 55)
  • FREDDIE PRINZE JR (1976, 42)
 
  • JAMES VAN DER BEEK (1977, 41)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1817, THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE OPENS
  • IN 1838, THE US MINT IN NEW ORLEANS OPENS
  • IN 1884, SUSAN B. ANTHONY ADDRESSES THE US HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHT FOR WOMEN TO VOTE
 
  • IN 1913, THE SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSITUTION IS RATIFIED, GRANTING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE RIGHT TO TAX INDIVIDUAL INCOMES AND CREATING THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE TO OVERSEE THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX
  • IN 1917, PROTESTS OVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AND FOOD RATIONING IN ST. PETERSBERG CULMINATE IN THE BEGINNING OF RUSSIA’S “FEBRUARY REVOLUTION” (AT THE TIME, THIS DATE WAS CONSIDERED TO BE FEBRUARY 23RD IN RUSSIA’S CALENDAR)
  • IN 1927, PAN AMERICAN AIRLINES BEGINS OPERATIONS
 
  • IN 1930, FORMER PRESIDENT TAFT, THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT ,DIES AT 72. ANOTHER JUSTICE, EDWARD SANFORD, DIES ON THE SAME DAY.
  • IN 1934, EDWIN HUBBLE PRODUCES PHOTOS SHOWING AN INFINITE NUMBER OF GALAXIES IN THE UNIVERSE
  • IN 1941, THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER, HUGH MULCAHY, LEAVES THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES AFTER BEING DRAFTED INTO WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1943, 335 ALLIED BOMBERS ATTACK NUREMBERG AND CRIPPLE GERMAN MILITARY PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES
 
  • IN 1945, “KISS ME KATE” OPENS IN LONDON
  • IN 1948, THE SUPREME COURT RULES IN MCCOLLUM V. BOARD OF EDUCATION THAT ANY RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • IN 1952, RONALD REAGAN MARRIES HIS SECOND WIFE NANCY IN LOS ANGELES
 
  • IN 1959, GROUCHO, CHICO AND HARPO MARX APPEAR ON TELEVISION TOGETHER FOR THE FINAL TIME
  • IN 1964, MALCOLM X RESIGNS FROM THE NATION OF ISLAM
  • IN 1965, THE FIRST OFFICIAL AMERICAN COMBAT FORCES ARRIVE IN VIETNAM
  • IN 1965, BOB DYLAN RELEASES HIS 1ST TOP 40 HIT, “SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES”
 
  • IN 1971, JOE FRAZIER BEATS MUHAMMED ALI IN A 15 ROUND BOXING MATCH TO RETAIN HIS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1971, JIMI HENDRIX “STAR SPANGLED BANNER” IS PLAYED ON RADIO HANOI
  • IN 1972, THE GOODYEAR BLIMP TAKES ITS FIRST FLIGHT
  • IN 1973, ROD MCKERNAN, THE ORIGINAL SINGER OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD, DIES OF ALCOHOL POISONING INDUCES LIVER FAILURE AT 27
  • IN 1974, “THE BRADY BUNCH” AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE
 
  • IN 1978, DOUGLAS ADAMS BROADCASTS THE FIRST SEGMENT OF “THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY” ON THE BBC
  • IN 1979, CHINA WITHDRAWS TROOPS FROM VIETNAM
  • IN 1983, PRESIDENT REAGAN REFERS TO RUSSIA AS THE “EVIL EMPIRE” FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A FLORIDA SPEECH
 
  • IN 1983, IBM RELEASES THE PC
  • IN 1986, DIANA ROSS HITS #1 WITH “CHAIN REACTION”
 
  • IN 1987, “THE A TEAM” AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE ON NBC
  • IN 1990, THE ZODIAC KILLER TAKES HIS FIRST VICTIM IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1996, THE COEN BROTHERS RELEASE “FARGO”
 
  • IN 1999, THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE CHARGE OF MURDER IN THE TIMOTHY MCVEIGH OKLAHOMA BOMBING CASE
  • IN 1999, JOE DIMAGGIO DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 84
  • IN 2014, MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370 LOSES CONTACT WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. ALL 239 PEOPLE ABOARD ARE ASSUMED DEAD AFTER THE MOST EXPENSIVE SEARCH IN HISTORY
  • IN 2016, SIR GEORGE MARTIN DIES AT 80
 

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