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Today in History India 08 March 2023

Check out below about Today in History India 8 March in Indian history or March 8 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 8 March in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

Today’s Historical Events on March 8

International Women’s Day

1534, 8th March: Bahadur Shah of Gujarat looted Chittorgarh.

1702, 8th March: Queen Anne assumed power after the death of King William III of England.

1817, 8th March: Establishment of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

1911, 8th March: International Women’s Day celebrated for the first time.

1942, 8th March: World War II- Japan conquered Rangoon, the capital city of Myanmar.

1948, 8th March: Indian airline Air India International began its overseas service.

1948, 8th March: Phaltan State merged with the Republic of India.

1957, 8th March: Ghana joined the United Nations.

1979, 8th March: Philips launched the first compact disc.

Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 8

1879: Otto Hahn, a German chemist.

1886: Edward Calvin Kendall, an American chemist.

1921: Sahir Ludhianvi, an Indian poet and film song lyricist.

1931: Manohari Singh, an Indian saxophonist.

1932: Sudhira Das, an Indian engineer. She was the first female engineer from the state of Odisha. 

1953: Vasundhara Raje Scindia, an Indian politician.

1954: Digambar Kamat, an Indian politician.

1989: Harmanpreet Kaur, an Indian cricketer. 

Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 8

1535: Rani Karmavati, wife of Rana Sanga of Chittorgarh, the capital of Mewar Kingdom.

1702: William III, King of England.

1957: Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, the first chief minister of Bombay State.

1988: Amar Singh Chamkila, a popular Punjabi singer.

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