8 March 2021 (MIA)
– International Women’s Day
1782 – A peaceful settlement of Delaware Indians were massacred by militia at Gnadenhutten in Ohio.
1917 – Russia’s February Revolution, which eventually led to the overthrow the csarist government, began.
1945 – Phyllis Mae Daley, the first African-American nurse to serve in World War II, received her U.S. Navy commission.
1948 – The Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools violated the Constitution.
1945 – The International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Skopje. On that occasion great meeting was held in the hall of the Officer’s House.
1946 – The Presidium of the National Assembly of People’s Republic of Macedonia passed a Law for change of the name of the Democratic Federal Macedonia. In accordance of the article 1 of this Law and on the basis of the article 2 from the constitution of the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia, the name of Democratic Federal Macedonia was changed and it stated: People’s Republic of Macedonia. According to article 2 from the same Law the names National Assembly of Macedonia, Presidium of the National Assembly of Macedonia and National Government of Macedonia are changed and stated: National Assembly of People’s Republic of Macedonia, Presidium of the National Assembly of People’s Republic of Macedonia and the Government of the People’s Republic of Macedonia.
1950 – The Soviet Union claimed to be in possession of the atomic bomb.
1965 – First U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam.
1983 – President Reagan called the USSR an “Evil Empire.”
1999 – Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio died.
2001 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted for an across-the-board tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade.
2005 – In norther Chechnya, Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov was killed during a raid by Russian forces.
2016 – Sir George Martin, the Beatles’ urbane producer who guided the band’s swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural revolutionaries, died at age 90.