A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 8th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 8, 1782, people once again proved how hate can lead to innocent lives being violently taken when Ninety-six Native Americans were massacred at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, the first European settlement in Ohio.
On March 8, 1862, during the American Civil War, perhaps the most important naval battle of the war began, a battle that would see the first clash of ironclad or armored warships.
On March 8, 1889, the anniversary date of the Battle of Hampton Roads, the clash of ironclad warships USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, the inventor of the Monitor died.
On March 8, 1910, the Aero-Club of France issued pilot license #36 to Raymonde de Laroche, making her the first licensed female pilot in the world.
On March 8, 1917, the United States Senate voted to adopt a procedure designed to limit the maddening practice of filibuster in Senate proceedings, a practice called cloture, or colloquially “the guillotine!”
On March 8, 1949, the long and convoluted journey of Mildred Gillars temporarily came to an end when she was convicted of treason against her native United States of America.
On March 8, 1957, both houses of Georgia’s state legislature passed and Governor Marvin Griffin approved a shameful resolution known as the Georgia Memorial to Congress.
On March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777 jet airliner flying from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing, China, disappeared from radar screens and has not been seen or heard from since, despite incredibly large and extensive search efforts.
John Carroll University students who are drama thriller film fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Thoroughbreds on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, Ohio!
On March 8, 2023, Dr. Zar, wished all of his family, friends, colleagues, students, and subscribers who are women a Happy International Women’s Day!
Comedy sports fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Champions on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD, 6001 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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