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March 8th Major News Events

  1. 1957 : The Suez Canal which connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea is reopened to international traffic by Egypt
  2. 1936 : For the first time ever, car racing was done in Daytona.
  3. 1969 : The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced.
  4. 1965 U.S.A. Civil Rights March to the Montgomery capitol building
  5. 1985 : A car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon leaves 175 injured and 45 people dead,
  6. 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.
  7. 2014 Malaysia Flight MH370 Goes Missing

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1957 Egypt Suez Canal

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 Russian Revolution

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.

1936 U.S.A. Daytona Car Racing

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.

1969 U.S.A. Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1969 : The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced.

1921 Spain Eduardo Dato

1921 : Eduardo Dato, the Spanish Prime Minister, is assassinated.

1942 Java Dutch Surrender

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.

1920 kidnapping in Mexico

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.

1951 U.S.A. Lonely Hearts Killers

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

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

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.

Born This Day In History March 8th

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Micky Dolenz

Born: George Michael Dolenz, Jr. March 8th 1945 Los Angeles, California, 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

From 1960s Toys Page

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Manufacturer: Marx
Price: $7.99
Description Boxing robots are hand controlled for hours of fun. Boxers move around, throw left and right punches. When socked on the chin, a spring mechanism pops the head up.

Old Fashioned Dial Telephone Old Fashioned Dial Telephone
Description Old Fashioned Dial Telephone, I included this not as much as a toy which it is but as a reminder that every Vintage telephone was designed like this, you dialed the number by turning the dial.

1972 U.S.A. TWA Plane Blown Up

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

1982 : The United States accuses Soviets of using poison gas in Afghanistan.

1983 U.S.A. Nuclear Freeze

1983 : The House Foreign Affairs Committee called for a freeze of all U.S. and Soviet nuclear arsenals.

1985 Lebanon Car Bomb

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

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

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.

1999 U.S.A. Joe DiMaggio

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 US Tax Cuts

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.

From 1970s Music Page

1970 - Close to You - The Carpenters,

1971 - Joy to the World - Three Dog Night,

1972 - Lean On Me - Bill Withers,

1973 - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce,

1974 - The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand,

1975 - Shining Star - Earth, Wind and Fire,

1976 - Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen,

1977 - Hotel California - Eagles,

1978 - Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees,

1979 - Le Freak - Chic,

2001 England Bluebird Recovered

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

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 refuses to stop its nuclear work

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 bombs.

2008 U.S.A. Waterboarding

2008 : President Bush has vetoed a bill that would explicitly prohibit the Central Intelligence Agency from using interrogation methods including include Waterboarding.

2010 U.S.A. Eric Massa resigns

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 E.U. Goes On Offensive Against Somali Pirates

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.

2011 France Stolen Jewels Found in Drain

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.

2012 Toyota Recalls Over 600,000 Vehicles

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.

2013 South Dakota Gun Law

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.

2014 Malaysia Flight MH370 Goes Missing

2014 : Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 went missing while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The flight disappeared as it was passing between Malaysia and Vietnam. There were 227 people on board the plane and it gave no indication that it was in distress. The airplane was a Boeing 777 and there were weeks of searching for the missing plane and much confusion surrounded it as details and information was constantly changing. The wreck was never found and it was still unknown what happened on the flight (as of July 2014).

From 1990s Fun Trivia Quiz Page

Question 14

14. Nelson Mandela was released from prison and became the leader of the African National Congress in what year?

Question 15

15. In 1992, Euro Disney was opened in which European country?

Question 16

16. What was the minimum hourly wage raised to in 1996?