This Date in History Calendar- March 8

In History, Native Americans, Religion, Sports, Vietnam War, World War II on March 8, 2008 by Editor Z

The February Revolution breaks out in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg.

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1782: As many as ninety Native Americans are brutalized and bludgeoned to death in the Gnadenhutten Massacre, when they were beat with sledgehammers by Pennsylvania minutemen, after they refused to convert to Christianity.

1894: New York state enacts the first dog licencing laws.

1917: Chaos and Mayhem in St. Petersberg, Russia when violence, riots, and strikes break down order in the city and the Russian revolution (a.k.a the February Revolution) begins.

1942: In World War II, the Dutch surrender to Imperial Japanese forces at Java.

1942: Japanese gain a victory when they seize the Burmese capitol of Ragoon.

1965: Over 3,000 U.S marines are first sent and stationed in Vietnam to protect the U.S air base in Da Nang.

1971: U.S Supreme Court rules against Conscientious objectors.

1971: Joe Frazer becomes heavy champion of the world after defeating Muhammad Ali.

1983: Reagan refers to the Soviet union as an “evil empire”.



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