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On This Day — March 8th


March 8th is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

Historical Events:

1618 – Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.

1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded.

1971 – The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.

2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

2017– The Azure Window, a natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo, collapsed in a stormy weather.

Celebrity Births:

Dawson’s Creek Actor James Van Der Beek turns 41

Eagles Co-Founder Randy Meisner turns 72

Journalist Lester Holt turns 59

AT&T Actress Milana Vayntrub turns 31

Scooby Doo Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. turns 42


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