This Day in History on 8th March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 8th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

08 March: International Women’s Day

Important Events

1534: Bahadur Shah of Gujarat looted Chittorgarh.

1702: Queen Anne assumed power after the death of King William III of England.

1817: Establishment of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

1911: International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time.

1942: World War II- Japan conquered Rangoon, the capital city of Myanmar.

1948: Indian airline Air India International began its overseas service.

1948: Phaltan State merged with the Republic of India.

1957: Ghana joined the United Nations.

1979: Philips launched the first compact disc.

1998: BCCI President Ramakant desai resigned on this day

Birthday / Anniversary

1879: Otto Hahn, a German chemist.

1886: Edward Calvin Kendall, an American chemist.

1921: Sahir Ludhianvi, an Indian poet and film song lyricist.

1931: Manohari Singh, an Indian saxophonist.

1932: Sudhira Das, an Indian engineer. She was the first female engineer from the state of Odisha.

1953: Vasundhara Raje Scindia, an Indian politician.

1954: Digambar Kamat, an Indian politician.

1989: Harmanpreet Kaur, an Indian cricketer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1535: Rani Karmavati, wife of Rana Sanga of Chittorgarh, the capital of Mewar Kingdom.

1702: William III, King of England.

1957: Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, the first chief minister of Bombay State.

1988: Amar Singh Chamkila, a popular Punjabi singer.

Further Reading

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