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MARCH 8

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United Nations: International Women's Day
(Observed annually on March 8 to commemorate the New York garment workers' protest of 03/08/1857)
United Nations Women International Women's Day
1712 John Fothergill (English Medical Pioneer) English Scientists and Mathematicians Health Care Professionals African-American Scientists and Mathematicians Technology and Society
1825 Alexander Thomas Augusta (Virginia-born First African American to Head a U.S. Hospital) Virginia Scientists and Mathematicians Health Care Professionals African-American Scientists and Mathematicians African American Registry
1850 George Glenn (Texas-born African-American Traildriver) Texas Pioneers & Explorers Westward Expansion African-American Pioneers Texas States Historical Association
1900 Marcus B. Christian (Louisiana-born African-American Poet) Louisiana Authors and Illustrators Poetry African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1902 Louise Beavers (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Louise Beavers Actors Film African-American Performing Artists
1911 Clarence Mitchell (Maryland-born African-American Attorney, Civil Rights Advocate, Lobbyist for the NAACP) Maryland Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources Civil Rights NAACP African-Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1953 Jim Rice (South Carolina-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures
1976 Freddie Prinze, Jr. (New Mexico-born Latin-American Actor) Freddie Prinze, Jr. Actors Hispanic-American Studies Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 Billy Eckstine (Pennsylvania-born African-American Popular Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artsts Popular Musicians Jazz African-American Performing Artists
2005 Ahmos Zu-Bolton II (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators American Authors African-American Authors and Illustrators
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1782 Ohio Territory Militia Begin 2-day Massacre of Delaware Indian Settlement of Gnadenhutten Ohio Delaware Indians Death Ohio Historical Society
1831 Mexican Officials Appoint Manuel Victoria as Governor of California Mexico California Political and Social Leaders Latin-American Political and Social Leaders Learn California
1857 Dakota-Sioux Indians Attack Settlements Around Iowa's Spirit Lake, Killing 33 Iowa Dakota Indians Death Spirit Lake, Iowa Historical Society of Iowa
Female Garment & Textile Workers March in New York City New York City Women Labor International Women's Day
1884 Susan B. Anthony Addresses Congress in Support of Suffrage Susan B. Anthony U.S. Congress Women's Rights Women's Suffrage Library of Congress
1915 Legislation Calling for Full Suffrage for Women Fails in the Delaware House Delaware Government Women Women's Suffrage State of Delaware
1964 Malcolm X Announces His Break with the Nation of Islam Malcolm X Islam African-Amrican Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1970 100 Native Americans Attempt to Claim Part of Seattle's Fort Lawton for a Cultural Center Seattle, Washington Native American Heritage History Link
1971 Joe Frazier Defeats Muhammad Ali to Remain Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
1977 In Penick v. Columbus Board of Ed, Circuit Court Judge Robert Duncan Rules That the Columbus, Ohio City Schools Are Segregated Columbus, Ohio Education Racism Civil Rights/Human Rights Law Ohio Historical Society

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