On This Day In History, 8 March


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World Events Today

  • The New York Stock Exchange was founded today in 1817
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight, MH370, disappeared today in 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
  • The Azure Window, a natural arch of beauty on the island of Gozo in Malta, collapsed today in 2017, it had previously featured in a number of international films and television series including Game of Thrones

Entertainment Events Today

  • In the “Fight of the Century” today in 1971, the undefeated Joe Frazier beat the undefeated Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden, to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Title
  • The comedy science fiction series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 today in 1978
  • The final episode of the American action-adventure television series The A-Team, was aired today in 1987 on the NBC network

Family Events Today

  • The British television presenter and singer Cheryl Baker, of Bucks Fizz, Eurovision song contest winning fame, was born today in 1954 in London
  • Joe DiMaggio, widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, died today in 1999 aged 84
  • The English actor John Inman, star of the hit sitcom Are You Being Served, died today in 2007 aged 71

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Peanut Cluster Day

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