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It happened on a… March 8

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It happened on a… March 8
Credit: Daytona International Speedway


Italy announces it is locking down northern region of Lombardy, including Milan, with 16 million people, as COVID-19 cases reach 5,800 with 233 deaths.


Asia-Pacific trade deal signed in Santiago, Chile by 11 countries including Canada.


Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history and one of the most enduring aviation mysteries.


Joe Frazier of Philadelphia wins decision in Madison Square Gardens over Muhammad Ali for Heavyweight Boxing Championship; Frazier and Ali collect $2,5 million apiece for the bout.


The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars. He will give his name to a famous space telescope a few decades later.


International Women’s Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.


The New York Stock Exchange is founded.

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