History March 8th

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    1658 - Peace of Roskilde between Sweden and Denmark
    1702 - England Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
    1722 - Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
    1782 - Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
    1801 - British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
    1838 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
    1855 - 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
    1861 - St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies
    1862 - Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
    1862 - Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown and Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress and Monitor
    1887 - Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
    1894 - NY passes 1st state dog license law
    1908 - Collingwood Elementary (Cleve) burns, kills 173 kids and 2 teachers
    1910 - Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot
    1911 - 1st International Woman's Day
    1913 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy and collect income taxes
    1915 - 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
    1916 - US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
    1917 - Russian revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] (in Petrograd)
    1920 - Denmark and Cuba join the League of Nations
    1924 - Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
    1927 - Pan American Airlines incorporates
    1929 - US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
    1930 - Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
    1934 - Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
    1943 - 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg
    1943 - Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
    1944 - US resumes bombing Berlin
    1945 - 53 Amsterdammers executed by #@!&% occupiers
    1945 - International Women's Day is 1st observed
    1945 - Phyllis M Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign
    1946 - 1st helicopter licensed for coml use (NYC)
    1950 - 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
    1950 - Marshall Voroshilov of USSR announces they developed atomic bomb
    1952 - Antoine Pinay forms French government
    1953 - Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
    1957 - Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
    1958 - William Faulkner says US school degenerated to become babysitters
    1959 - Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
    1961 - US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
    1963 - Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
    1964 - Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
    1965 - 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
    1966 - An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
    1968 - Students demonstrate in Warsaw
    1971 - Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
    1972 - 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
    1972 - 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
    1973 - Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
    1974 - Charles the Gaulle Airport opens in Paris
    1976 - 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
    1979 - 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)
    1979 - China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
    1979 - Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
    1983 - House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR
    1983 - IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
    1983 - Pres Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"
    1986 - Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
    1990 - NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
    1991 - Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists and 2 American soldiers it captured
    1994 - B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
    1994 - Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
    1994 - Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47
    1995 - Costis Stephanopoulos becomes president of Greece