World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - March 8
389 Historic Events for March 8
1847

Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente)

Birth
1853

Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)

Birth
1854

US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan

Event
1854

Tom Felix Horan, cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder)

Birth
1855

1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls

Event
1857

Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza)

Birth
1858

Opera "I Pagliacci" is produced (Naples)

Event
1859

Otto Taubmann, composer

Birth
1859

Kenneth Grahame, author (Wind, Willows)

Birth
1861

St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies

Event
1862

Nat Gordon, last pirate, hanged in NYC for stealing 1,000 slaves

Death
1862

Adrien de La Fage, composer, dies at 56

Death
1862

Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal

Event
1862

Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown and Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress and Monitor

Event
1862

Joseph Lee, helped develop playgrounds

Birth
1862

Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched

Event
1865

Frederick William Goudy, US, printer/type designer

Birth
1865

Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)

Event
1869

Louis Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65

Death
1872

Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer

Birth
1874

Millard Fillmore, 13th president (1850-53), dies of at 74

Death
1876

Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)

Birth
1879

M Lichnowsky, writer

Birth
1879

Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)

Birth
1883

Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer

Birth