Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 8: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 8, 2017

 Historical Events

1817  The New York Stock Exchange is founded.

1867  British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, serves as Canada's constitution for more than 100 years

1917  Russian 'February Revolution' begins; riots in St Petersburg over food rations and conduct of the war.

1948  US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional

1973  The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country

2014  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history

More Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths


Joe DiMaggio

(1914 - 1999)

William Howard Taft

(1857 - 1930)
More Famous Deaths

March 8th: Sinatra Snaps the Fight of the Century


Sinatra does it his way and secures a ringside seat as a photographer for the "Fight of the Century" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
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