March 08 History

March is the third month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It was originally the first month of the year in the Roman calendar and named Martius

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. March 08 has its own special significance in India and world history.

March is the third month of the year in both the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. It was named after the Roman god of war, Mars.

March starts on the same day of the week as February and November and ends on the same day of the week as June in common years.

The page contains not only the Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths of each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on March 08. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 08 March:

  • 1534: Bahadur Shah of Gujarat looted Chittorgarh.
  • 1702: Mehrani Anne assumed power after the death of King William III of England.
  • 1706: The princely state of Catalonia formed its mini-parliament and was presided over by King Carlos III of Spain.
  • 1777: The regiments of Eggbach and Beirut were sent to the city of Oxenfurt to support Great Britain in an uprising in the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1838: American mint operation started in New Orleans.
  • 1855: Bates College was founded in Louisston, Maine by abolitionists.
  • 1875: Mirza Salamat Ali Dabir, a famous poet called Urdu, died.
  • 1890: North Dakota State University founded in Fargo.
  • 1911: International Women’s Day is celebrated for the first time in Europe.
  • 1921: Famous film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi was born.
  • 1921: President Edwardo Dato is killed while exiting Parliament in Spain’s capital Madrid.
  • 1924: 172 coal minerals died in the city of Castle Gate, Utah, United States.
  • 1930: Mahatma Gandhi started the Civil Disobedience Movement.
  • 1942: Rangoon army entered Japan.
  • 1948: Air India International is established.
  • 1953: Vasundhara Raje Scindia, the first woman Chief Minister of Rajasthan, was born.
  • 1972: A plane bombing at the Las Vegas airport in the United States.
  • 1974: Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
  • 1975: United States declares International Women’s Day.
  • 1977: The Australian Parliament is opened by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia.
  • 1979: Philips made the compact disc public for the first time.
  • 1985: A car bomb blast in Beirut killed 80 people and injured more than 175 people.
  • 2003: Malta approved to join the European Union in a referendum.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1879: Otto Hahn, a German chemist.
  • 1886: Edward Calvin Kendall, an American chemist.
  • 1921: Sahir Ludhianvi, an Indian poet and film song lyricist.
  • 1931: Manohari Singh, an Indian saxophonist.
  • 1932: Sudhira Das, an Indian engineer. She was the first female engineer from the state of Odisha.
  • 1953: Vasundhara Raje Scindia, an Indian politician.
  • 1954: Digambar Kamat, an Indian politician.
  • 1989: Harmanpreet Kaur, an Indian cricketer.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 1535: Rani Karmavati, wife of Rana Sanga of Chittorgarh, the capital of Mewar Kingdom.
  • 1702: William III, King of England.
  • 1957: Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, the first chief minister of Bombay State.
  • 1988: Amar Singh Chamkila, a popular Punjabi singer.

The Most Important Historical events of March Month

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March 05 March 06 March 07 March 08

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Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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