Historical Events for 8th March 2023

1862 – Confederate ironclad “Merrimack” launched
1896 – Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
1917 – US Senate introduces the Cloture Rule, requiring a two-thirds majority to end debate, at the urging of Woodrow Wilson
1973 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 – Paul and Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
1974 – Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
1975 – Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba
1977 – Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia
1986 – Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley’s Comet at 109,800 km
2018 – 5 million Spanish women mark International Women’s Day by striking over gender inequality and sexual discrimination

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