On This Day in History for March 8 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 123 of 123

  • 1986 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
  • 1987 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
  • 1987 David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for S Aust
  • 1987 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in Calif
  • 1987 Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor
  • 1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
  • 1991 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1991 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
  • 1994 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
  • 1994 US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
  • 1994 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47
  • 1995 -26°F (-32.2°C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 1995 -44°F (-42.2°C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • 1995 Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece, 1995-2005), dies at 90
  • 1995 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
  • 1999 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2004 A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
  • 2012 Greece secures debt-restructuring deal with private lenders
  • 2012 Toyota recalls 700,000 vehicles over safety concerns
  • 2013 North Korea terminates all peace pacts with South Korea
  • 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history
  • 2017 Aboriginal DNA study by University of Adelaide shows Aboriginal population dates back 50,000 years from one migration
  • 2017 FC Barcelona in a great comeback become 1st team to overturn 4-0 deficit beating St-Germain 6-5 in return game to reach the Champions League quarter finals

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