Find Out What happened 8th March Major News Stories include The Suez Canal re-opens, Beginning of the Russian Revolution, Civil Rights March Montgomery, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am introduced, Toyota Recalls another 600,000 Vehicles
1957 Egypt Suez Canal
8th March, 1957: The Suez Canal which connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea is reopened to international traffic by Egypt after Israel withdraws from occupied Egyptian territory
1917 Russia Russian Revolution
8th March, 1917: The beginning of the Russian Revolution ( Often Called The February Revolution March 1917 in the Western Calendar ) against Czarist Rule following the lack of food in Petrograd leading to the abdication by Nicholas II and the beginning of the communist party rule in Russia.
1920 Mexico Kidnapping
8th March, 1920: An editorial regarding the possibility of kidnapping in Mexico (or anywhere else) was thought of as not far from the truth. This article was awareness that anybody could be held for ransom.
1921 Spain Eduardo Dato
8th March, 1921: Eduardo Dato, the Spanish Prime Minister, is assassinated
1936 U.S.A. Daytona Car Racing
8th March, 1936: For the first time ever, car racing was done in Daytona. This first race was organized specifically for stock car racing participants, and was considered an early start of what people now know as the Daytona 500.
1942 Java Dutch Surrender
8th March, 1942: This was the day of the Dutch surrender to the Japanese, which lead to the beginning of the end of Dutch power in the East Indies. The Dutch army had officially given in to the Japanese on the island of Java, and two months of fighting had come to an end.
1951 U.S.A. Lonely Hearts Killers
8th March, 1951: The Lonely Hearts killers, were executed in Sing Sing Prison's electric chair. They had deceived lonely widows to gain access to their money when Fernandez seduced the women and then stole their possessions.
1964 U.S.A. Chicago Black Hawks
8th March, 1964: The Chicago Black Hawks bumped the Montreal Canadians out of their first-place National Hockey League Spot. This feat was accomplished upon Chicago’s 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on this evening.
1965 U.S.A. Civil Rights March
8th March, 1965: On the evening of March 7, 1965 a peaceful demonstration was planned on the road to the Montgomery capitol building. The next day, a report was made regarding the unfortunate turn of events that took place which had resulted in the sudden termination of this civil rights march. About 450 African-Americans had shown up to participate in this civil rights march which was organized by major figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. King (not physically present at March, but a major influence). About a mile into the march, a group of state troopers bearing night sticks, tear gas, shotguns, gas masks, and grenades had broken up the march. About 40 African-Americans involved in the march were injured-some very critically. In fact, John Lewis (head of the Student Non-Violent Co-coordinating Committee) had suffered considerable damage to the skull. Another march was scheduled for the upcoming Tuesday. This second marching attempt was to be lead by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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1969 U.S.A. Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
8th March, 1969 : The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced.
1972 U.S.A. TWA Plane Blown Up
8th March, 1972: On this day, a bomb was planted inside an unoccupied TWA Boeing 707 jet plane. This bomb went off at approximately 3:55 a.m., in the vicinity of the airplane’s cockpit. The bomb was planted aboard this plane in order to gain a 2 million-dollar ransom from the airline. At this time, it was a mystery how the bomb was planted, even though this passenger jet had been search thoroughly before arriving in Las Vegas from New York about a half a day beforehand.
1982 U.S.A. Poison Gas
8th March, 1982: The United States accuses Soviets of using poison gas in Afghanistan.
1983 U.S.A. Nuclear Freeze
8th March, 1983: The House Foreign Affairs Committee called for a freeze of all U.S. and Soviet nuclear arsenals
1985 Lebanon Car Bomb
8th March, 1985: A car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon leaves 175 injured and 45 people dead, the target of the bomb was thought to be a fundamentalist Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Muhammad Husain Fadlallah .
1988 Philippines Corazon Aquino
8th March, 1988: An account of the Corazon Aquino case that took place in the Philippines was given again. A soldier who worked for President Ferdinand Marcos admitted to firing the shot that had taken the life of Aquino.
1991 U.S.A. New Jack City
8th March, 1991: New Jack City, a movie about Harlem street gangs, had aired on this day. Ice-T and Wesley Snipes had starred in this film. At the same time as the opening of this production, violence broke out throughout the country at various theatres. One theory explaining why these theatre violence incidences had occurred had to do with the violent theme of New Jack City.
1999 U.S.A. Joe DiMaggio
8th March, 1999 : Joe DiMaggio dies at age 84.
He played his entire MLB career May 3, 1936 ---- September 30, 1951 for the New York Yankees. The only break he had was to join United States Army Air Forces from 1942 - 1946 during World War II
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955
He was married to Marilyn Monroe in 1954, but they were married for less than 12 months.
2001 U.S.A. Tax Cuts
8th March, 2001 : The Republican controlled House voted for the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act ( EGTRRA ) which would create a tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade.
EGTRRA generally reduced the rates of individual income taxes:
New 10% bracket was created for single filers with taxable income up to $6,000, joint filers up to $12,000, and heads of households up to $10,000.
The 15% bracket's lower threshold was indexed to the new 10% bracket
The 28% bracket would be lowered to 25% by 2006.
The 31% bracket would be lowered to 28% by 2006
The 36% bracket would be lowered to 33% by 2006
The 39.6% bracket would be lowered to 35% by 2006
Additional changes related to the act were passed in 2003.
Like any major changes in a taxation system there are many more complications way beyond a simple few sentences including changes to estate taxes, gift taxes, (IRAs) including 401(k) and 403(b) plans , dividend income taxes just to name a few.
2001 England Bluebird Recovered
8th March, 2001: The wreck of Donald Campbell's boat, Bluebird, has been raised from the bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria. The wreck had been there since the attempt to break the world water speed record in 1967 in which killed Donald Campbell had died.
2004 Iraq Abul Abbas
8th March, 2004 : Abul Abbas, the Palestinian guerrilla leader involved in the hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger liner in 1985 off the coast of Egypt, died while in U.S. custody in Baghdad, Iraq.
2006 Iran Iran refuses to stop its nuclear work
8th March, 2006 : Iran has said that it will continue its nuclear research program with no regard
to the actions that the U.N. takes against it. It
has also provided a statement to the U.N. Nuclear Watchdog that warns of the
U.S. facing 'harm and pain' if it opposes the
program. The U.S. has said that Iran has enough nuclear material for ten atomic
2008 U.S.A. Waterboarding
8th March, 2008 : President Bush has vetoed a bill that would explicitly prohibit the Central Intelligence Agency from using interrogation methods including include Waterboarding.
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2010 U.S.A. Eric Massa resigns
8th March, 2010 : After less than two years in office, a Democratic congressman from New York is
resigning in the latest of a series of
embarrassments for the party, who had promised to run 'the most ethical Congress
in history.' Eric Massa had entered politics
after a career in the Navy, and has told staff that he will step down after admitting
he had made improper advances towards
one of his male staff members.
2010 Somalia E.U. Goes On Offensive Against Somali Pirates
8th March, 2010 : The French Navy, supported by European Union aircraft and vessels, seizes 35 suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia in the EU's most successful mission
France 2011 France Stolen Jewels Found in Drain
8th March, 2011 : Nineteen million dollars worth of jewelry that was stolen from a Harry Winston boutique, in a 2008 armed robbery, was found in a drain in a Parisian suburb. Police stated that they found three sets of earrings and nineteen rings in a plastic container set in concrete in a home in Seine-Saint-Denis. Nine people had been charged in connection to the theft in 2009 after police found part of the stolen jewelry in another Seine-Saint-Denis home.
United States 2012 United States Toyota Recalls Over 600,000 Vehicles
8th March, 2012 : The Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota, has recalled another 681,500 vehicles in the US further hurting its reputation in the country have facing massive recalls in the previous few years. The recall effects 70,500 Camrys, 116,000 Venzas, and 495,000 Tacomas for various serious problems.
United States 2013 United States South Dakota Gun Law
8th March, 2013 : The US state of South Dakota passed a law that would allow teachers to be armed in schools. The law, aimed at preventing mass shootings, would allow schools and districts to choose whether or not to allow their staff to carry firearms.
Celebrating Birthday's Today Micky Dolenz Born: George Michael Dolenz, Jr. March 8th 1945 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Died: February 29th, 2012, Florida, U.S. Known For :
Michael Dolenz best known as the drummer vocalist of the television sitcom "The Monkeys" which appeared on American television from 1966 to 1968. He also wrote a number of the songs which later became hits including "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer". He has also toured at various times since with reunion tours for "The Monkeys" . Micky stage name ("Micky Braddock" ) had TV experience prior to the formation of The Monkeys TV show from his time as the 10-year-old star of the Circus Boy series in the 1950s.