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This Day in History: March 8

March 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1576 - Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán.
  2. 1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  3. 1910 - French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.
  4. 1979 - Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
  5. 2004 - A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
  6. Famous Birthdays: André Michaux (French botanist and explorer), Otto Hahn (German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Edward Calvin Kendall (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Howard H. Aiken (American computer scientist, created the Harvard Mark I), Georges Charpak (Ukrainian-French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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