March 8 in history

March 8 events chronologically

1010 Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shāhnāmeh
1126 Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León
1204 The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus
1576 Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán
1618 Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion
1655 John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed
1658 Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), Frederick III, the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest

Top 7 most famous people born on March 8

1714 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. His second name was given in honor of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of Johann Sebastian Bach
1879 Otto Hahn a German chemist and pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1944 for the discovery of nuclear fission. He is regarded as one of the most significant chemists of all time and especially as "the father of nuclear chemistry"
1907 Konstantinos Karamanlis a four-time Prime Minister and twice President of the Third Hellenic Republic, and a towering figure of Greek politics whose political career spanned much of the latter half of the 20th century.
1929 Hebe Camargo a Brazilian television host, singer and actress. She is considered the "Queen of Brazilian Television". She died at her home on September 29, 2012. Her net worth was over US$ 360 million
1952 George Allen (U.S. politician) an American politician and member of the Republican Party from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The son of NFL head coach George Allen, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1983 to 1991, resigning after he won a special election for Virginia's 7th congressional district in November 1991. After his district was eliminated during redistricting, he declined to run for a full term in 1992, instead running for Governor of Virginia in 1993. He defeated Democratic Attorney General of Virginia Mary Sue Terry by a large margin and served as the 67th Governor from 1994 to 1998
1982 Marjorie Estiano a Brazilian actress and singer. She rose to prominence in 2004 playing the role of Natasha in the Rede Globo teen series Malhação. She has played the protagonist in three telenovelas, the lead antagonist role in another two and the lead role in 2014's film Beatriz
1990 Petra Kvitová a Czech professional tennis player. Known for her powerful left-handed shots and variety, she has won fourteen career singles titles including two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. She reached her career-high ranking of world 2 in October 2011, and is currently ranked 4 as of 24 November 2014

Top 7 most famous people died on March 8

1702 William III of England a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672, he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel of the Dutch Republic. From 1689 he reigned as William III over England and Ireland; it is a coincidence that his regnal number was the same for both Orange and England. As King of Scotland, he is known as William He is informally known by sections of the population in Northern Ireland and Scotland as "King Billy". In what became known as the "Glorious Revolution", on 5 November 1688, William invaded England in an action that ultimately deposed King James II and won him the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland. In the British Isles, William ruled jointly with his wife, Mary II, until her death on 28 December 1694. The period of their joint reign is often referred to as "William and Mary"
1869 Hector Berlioz a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others
1874 Millard Fillmore the 13th President of the United States , the last Whig president, and the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. Fillmore was the only Whig president that did not die in office or get expelled from the party, and Fillmore appointed the only Whig Supreme Court Justice. He is consistently included in the bottom 10 of historical rankings of Presidents of the United States. As Zachary Taylor's vice president, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death. Fillmore was a lawyer from western New York state, and an early member of the Whig Party. He served in the state legislature , as a U.S. Representative , and as New York State Comptroller. He was elected vice president of the United States in 1848 as Taylor's running mate, and served from 1849 until Taylor's death in 1850, at the height of the "Crisis of 1850" over slavery
1923 Johannes Diderik van der Waals a Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist famous for his work on an equation of state for gases and liquids.
1930 William Howard Taft the 27th President of the United States and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States. He is the only person to have served in both of these offices
1942 José Raúl Capablanca a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. One of the greatest players of all time, he was renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. Due to his achievements in the chess world, mastery over the board and his relatively simple style of play he was nicknamed the "Human Chess Machine"
1999 Joe DiMaggio an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak , a record that still stands