On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 California
  • 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 Delhi, 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 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections

MurderMurder of Interest

1999 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
Timothy McVeigh
  • 2004 A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council after the invasion and occupation by American-led forces
  • 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

PlaneFlight MH370 Disappears

2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history and one of the most enduring aviation mysteries

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Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
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  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 US President Donald Trump authorizes tariffs on steel and aluminium, excluding Canada and Mexico

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Asia-Pacific trade deal signed in Santiago, Chile by 11 countries after US pulled out
  • 2018 5 million Spanish women mark International Women's Day by striking over gender inequality and sexual discrimination
  • 2020 Italy announces it is locking down northern region of Lombardy, including Milan, with 16 million people, as COVID-19 cases reach 5,800 with 233 deaths
  • 2020 America registers 521 cases of COVID-19 with 21 deaths across 33 states
  • 2021 Explosions at a military base in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, likely from faulty storage of dynamite, kills at least 98 and injures over 400 [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2021 US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says COVID-9 pandemic has had an "extremely unfair" effect on income and economic opportunities for women

Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen

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