Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 8
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.
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- 1618 – German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler discovered the third law of planetary motion.
- 1702 – Anne (pictured) became the Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, succeeding William III.
- 1919 – During the Egyptian Revolution of 1919, British authorities arrested rebel leader Saad Zaghloul, exiling him to Malta.
- 1983 – Cold War: During a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Ronald Reagan described the Soviet Union as an "evil empire".
- 2017 – The Azure Window, a limestone natural arch in Gozo, Malta, collapsed during a storm.