Historical Events for 8th March 2024

1862 – Confederate ironclad “Merrimack” launched
1913 – MLB Federal League organizes with 6 teams, including the Chicago Whales, who built and played at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field); League folded after 3 seasons
1916 – US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1939 – Lenore Coffee and William Joyce Cowan’s “Family Portrait” premieres
1944 – US resumes bombing Berlin
1966 – An IRA bomb destroys Nelson’s Column in Dublin
1966 – Lee Adams and Charles Strouse’s musical adaptation of Clifford Odet’s “Golden Boy”, starring Sammy Davis Jr. closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 569 performances
1966 – Baseball player, manager and coach Casey Stengel elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in a surprise ceremony
1971 – Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
2016 – Turner Classic Movies show several of Claire Trevor’s films to honor the 106th anniversary of her birth

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