On this day

In 2017, Malta’s Azure Window rock arch on the Island of Gozo collapsed into the sea due to heavy storms.

On This Day: What happened on 08 March?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2017, Malta’s Azure Window rock arch on the Island of Gozo collapsed into the sea due to heavy storms.

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 08 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 08 MARCH

2017 | Malta’s Azure Window rock arch on the Island of Gozo, collapsed into the sea due to heavy storms.

2014 | The Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with a total of 239 people, disappeared from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing.

2004 | Eighteen years ago,  Iraq’s Governing Council signed a new constitution.

1985 | An assassination attempt of Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon killed 45 people and injured 175 others.

1979 | Forty-three years ago, Philips demonstrated the compact disc publicly for the first time on this day.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2012 1 Japanese businessman, founded the Mori Art Museum, Minoru Mori.

2014 | American sergeant, William Guarnere.

1466 | Duke of Milan, Francesco I Sforza, 65.

2018 | American author, Kate Wilhelm, 90.

2019 | American actor, Marshall Brodien, 85.

2020 | Swedish actor, Max von Sydow, 91.

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BIRTHDAYS

1952 | American lawyer and politician, 67th Governor of Virginia, George Allen.

1971 | English-Welsh football player and manager, Kit Symons.

1980 | Australian football player, Stephen Milne.

1954 | American documentary filmmaker, Steve James.

1938 | American football player, colonel, and politician, Pete Dawkins.

SPORTS

2021 | On this day, Chelsea beat Everton 2-0 in a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, goals from Jorginho and an own goal from Godfrey were enough for Chelsea’s victory.

ENTERTAINMENT

2002 | “Cadet Kelly”  was released for the first time on this day. It was directed by Larry Shaw and distributed by Disney Channel.

AFRICA FACT

Ethiopia is the only country in Africa to have 13 months in a year.