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3/8/2023 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - March 8

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Today in History in 1820 5th U.S. President James Monroe's daughter Maria was the first child of a President to marry in the White House; in 1838 the U.S. Mint in New Orleans began operation producing dimes; and in 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 lost contact and disappeared.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1702 - England: Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
  • 1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • 1838 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
  • 1867 - The British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, and would serve as a constitution for Canada for the next 100 years
  • 1918 - The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
  • 1934 - Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
  • 1948 - US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
  • 1973 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country
  • 2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1787 - Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery
  • 1841 - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1909 - Claire Trevor, [Wemlinger], actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 - Cyd Charisse, [Tula Finklea], Amarillo Tx, dancer/actress (Singing in the Rain)
  • 1921 - Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1944 - Carole Bayer Sager, NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)
  • 1945 - Micky Dolenz, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 - James Van Der Beek, actor (Dawson's Creek)

Famous Weddings

  • 1418 - Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut marries her cousin John IV Duke of Brabant in The Hague
  • 1820 - 5th US President James Monroe's daughter Maria 1st child of a President to marry in the White House
  • 1848 - Confederate General James Longstreet (27) weds Maria Louisa Garland in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1952 - Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30)

Famous Deaths

  • 1874 - Millard Fillmore, 13th president (1850-53), dies at 74
  • 1923 - Johannes van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85
  • 1930 - William Howard Taft, 27th US pres (1909-13)/Chief Justice, dies at 72
  • 1999 - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)

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