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 This day in History - March 8
389 Historic Events for March 8
1945

International Women's Day is 1st observed

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1945

H J Jamin, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Buchenwald

Death
1945

Jan Beekes, resistance fighter, executed at 26

Death
1945

Phyllis M Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign

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1946

Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)

Birth
1946

1st helicopter licensed for coml use (NYC)

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1946

Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)

Birth
1947

Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)

Birth
1948

Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)

Birth
1948

Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional

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1949

WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

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1949

Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1972)

Birth
1949

WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1950

Jaroslav Kocian, composer, dies at 67

Death
1950

Marshall Voroshilov of USSR announces they developed atomic bomb

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1950

1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)

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1951

Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)

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1951

John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83

Death
1951

Honeymoon Killers, dies in electric chair

Death
1951

Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)

Birth
1952

Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)

Birth
1952

Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis

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1952

Antoine Pinay forms French government

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1953

Kathleen Ann Shower, Brookville Oh, Playmate of the Year (May, 1985)

Birth
1953

WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

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