1702: Queen Anne become the Queen regnant of England, Ireland and Scotland.
1775: An article published in the American colonies called “African Slavery in America” is published by an anonymous writer. This article is the first one to call for the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of slaves.
1782: Almost 100 Native Americans who had just converted to Christianity are killed in Gnadenhutten, Ohio by Pennsylvania militiamen. They’re killed in retaliation for raids that were performed by other Native American tribes.
1862: The Naval Battle of Hampton Roads starts during the American Civil War.
1916: During World War I, British forces try to lift the Siege of Kut at the Battle of Dujaila but fail.
1917: The cloture rule is adopted by the U.S Senate to limit filibusters.
1937: The Battle of Guadalajara starts during the Spanish Civil War.
1942: An ultimatum to surrender is delivered to Dutch East Indies Governor General Jonkheer Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer during WWII.
1942: Rangoon, Burma is seized from the British by Japanese forces during WWII.
1979: The CD (compact disc) is demonstrated for the public by the Philips Company for the very first time.
1983: United States President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an “Evil Empire” during a speech at a convention to U.S Evangelicals.
2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears on its trip to Beijing. 239 people were on-board.
Famous Birthdays on March 8
Irish Pirate Anne Bonny is born in 1702.
English physician John Fothergill is born in 1712.
American inventor Josephine Cochrane is born in 1839.
American actress Claire Trevor is born in 1910.
American author and playwright, Douglass Wallop is born in 1920.
American actor Alan Hale, Jr. is born in 1921.
American tattoo artist Katherine von Drachenberg is born in 1982.
French race car driver Nicolas Armindo is born in 1982.