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March 8 Birthdays

Oliver Wendell Holmes
1841–1935, American Jurist.

Kenneth Grahame
writer (1859)

Otto Hahn
chemist and physicist (1879)

Alan Hale, Jr.
actor (1918)

Lynn Redgrave
actress (1943)

March 8 in History


A peaceful settlement of Delaware Indians were massacred by militia at Gnadenhutten in Ohio.


Russia's February Revolution, which eventually led to the overthrow the csarist government, began.


Phyllis Mae Daley, the first African-American nurse to serve in World War II, received her U.S. Navy commission.


The Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools violated the Constitution.


The Soviet Union claimed to be in possession of the atomic bomb.


First U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam.


President Reagan called the USSR an "Evil Empire."


Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio died.

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