Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 8

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This is a list of selected March 8 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 8, 2019 featured article or the March 8, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Mother's Day in various countries refimprove section
1010 – Persian poet Ferdowsi completed his masterpiece, the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran and related societies. Ferdowsi: refimprove section; Shahnameh: original research
1736Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, was crowned Shah of Iran. refimprove section
1782American Revolutionary War: Almost 100 Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, died at the hands of Pennsylvanian militiamen in a mass murder known as the Gnadenhutten massacre. needs more footnotes
1817 – The New York Stock Exchange drafted its constitution. Already featured on May 17
1844Oscar I acceded to the throne of Sweden-Norway. refimprove
1916First World War: A British force unsuccessfully attempted to relieve the Ottoman siege of Kut (in present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila. refimprove
1985A failed assassination attempt on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut killed more than 80 people and injured almost 200 others. synthesis
2014Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, prompting the most expensive search in aviation history. outdated


March 8: International Women's Day

Raymonde de Laroche
Raymonde de Laroche

Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge (d. 1819) · Gladys Bustamante (b. 1912) · Juvénal Habyarimana (b. 1937)

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