This Day in History
March 8
Year 4 Day 219 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1814 March 8 March 8 - The council sustain their Clerk's refusal to show their minutes to a Committee of the Assembly.
1822 March 8 The first iron bridge is erected on March 8.
1834 March 8 Born - March 8 - Thomas Christie, physician, professor and politician (died 1902)
1834 March 8 March 8 - The Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society, an institution in Quebec dedicated to the protection of Quebec francophone interests and to the promotion of Quebec Sovereignism, is founded.
1855 March 8 March 8 - A bridge over the Niagara River near Niagara Falls is completed
1866 March 8 Born - March 8 - John Wesley Dafoe, journalist and author (died 1944)
1878 March 8 March 8 - Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Sir Charles-Eugène de Boucherville
1892 March 8 The followers of Hon. Honoré Mercier are defeated at the Polls by large majorities. Montreal elects only Conservatives, Hon. J.S. Hall and Messrs. Martineau, Auge, Parizeau, Morris and Kennedy, with majorities from 132 to 2,307.
1896 March 8 Born - March 8 - Charlotte Whitton, feminist, politician and mayor of Ottawa (d.1975)
1907 March 8 Died - March 8 - Edward Cochrane, politician (b.1834)
1927 March 8 Died - March 8 - James Fisher, politician (b.1840)
1937 March 8 Died - March 8 - Howie Morenz, ice hockey player (b.1902)
1939 March 8 Born - March 8 - Berta Seymour, ballet dancer
1939 March 8 Died - March 8 - Henry Pellatt, financier and soldier (b.1859)
1958 March 8 Born - March 8 – Raymond Simard, politician
1971 March 8 Born - March 8 - Bob Boughner, ice hockey player
1982 March 8 March 8 - The Canada Act is passed by the British House of Commons
2001 March 8 Following the resignation of Lucien Bouchard, Bernard Landry becomes premier of Quebec.
2001 March 8 March 8 - Bernard Landry becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Lucien Bouchard
2004 March 8 March 8 - Vancouver Police Department investigate a National Hockey League incident involving Vancouver Canucks Todd Bertuzzi and Colorado Avalanche rookie Steve Moore. Moore was hit by Bertuzzi resulting in Moore's receiving a neck injury and concussion.
2005 March 8 March 8 - Grant DePatie, a gas station worker in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, is dragged to death for seven kilometers under a moving van after chasing after a 16-year old teenager who stole $12 worth of gas. Later, a new law called "Grant's Law", requi
2008 March 8 Died - March 8 - Donald C. MacDonald, politician (born 1913)
2011 March 8 Died - March 8 – Bronko Nagurski Jr., 73, football player (Hamilton Tiger-Cats) (born 1937)[58]