What Happened on March 8

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
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Did You Know?

Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the 1st ever licensed female pilot

On March 8, 1910

Famous Weddings

  • 1418 Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut marries her cousin John IV Duke of Brabant in The Hague
  • 1820 5th US President James Monroe's daughter Maria 1st child of a President to marry in the White House
  • 1848 Confederate General James Longstreet (27) weds Maria Louisa Garland in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1952 Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30) at the Little Brown Church in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles
  • 1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
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