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Top 10 March 8 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as " The Candy Bar Strike".

  2. In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as " The Candy Bar Strike"

  3. Almost all the wealth stolen by the Nazis was found sealed in a Merkers mine in March 1945 which included 8,000 bars of gold, 55 boxes of gold bullion, and hundreds of bales of foreign currency.

  4. In 1975 after 6 same-sex marriage licenses were handed out in Colorado, a cowboy marched to the County Clerk's office with request to marry his favourite horse. But got his request rejected on the grounds that the 8 year old mare was underage.

  5. The Monitor and the Virginia battled to a draw until the Virginia retreated on March 8.

  6. In March 2011 a team of scientists, engineers & balloon pilots made a Pixar’s 'Up' inspired floating house for Nat Geo. Launching a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ coloured weather balloons (setting a new world record). Reached an altitude of 10,000 feet & flew for 1 hour or so.

  7. International Women's Day (March 8) was instigated by the socialist movement and not by the feminist movement

  8. Pregnancy lasts 7 to 8 weeks and ends with 1 to 6 babies (cubs). Most babies are born between January and March. Cubs spend first 8 weeks of their life inside a sett. Young badgers reach sexual maturity at the age of 12 to 18 months.

  9. In 1985, it was suggested that we build a "star" on Earth to power the world with endless green energy. 8 years ago, 35 countries came together to make this happen. In March 2014, construction had begun in France, and they hope to be done in a decade. Wow.

  10. Females produce offspring every 8 to 12 months. Pregnancy lasts 118 days and ends with 2 to 4 piglets. Babies are born during the dry season, from January to March.

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David Ogden Stiers, Major Winchester from the sitcom MASH, landed his first role in George Lucas's debut sci-fi film THX-1138. Later he worked with Disney on 8 animated features, and did voice work with PBS. He doesn't have a Boston accent IRL, and passed away in March 2018. RIP.

Charles Lindbergh was ordered to report to Brooks Field on March 19th, 1924 to begin training for the United States Army Air Service. He graduated top of his class 8 days after a serious mid-air collision that forced him to bail out of the aircraft. Only 18 of the original 104 cadets graduated.

Females are able to delay pregnancy. Embryonic development starts 6.5 to 8 months after copulation and ends in one month. One litter consists of 3 to 7 kits. Babies are usually born during the March and April. They are blind, naked and helpless at birth. Kits depend on the mother's milk during the first 40 to 45 days of life.

Adam Rainer (1899–4 March 1950), of Austria, is the only person in recorded history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant. 4 feet 6.3 inches (138 cm) at 18 years old and 7 feet 8 inches (233.7 cm) when he died at the age of 51.

The battle took place on March 8 and March 9, 1862.

The first day of the Somme Offensive was not the bloodiest day in British military history. The Battle of Towton, fought in 29th March 1461 in the War of the Roses, left 28,000 dead, 8,000 more than 1st July 1916, and killed around one in fifty men in all of England at the time.

Between 30 January and 8 February 1658 during the Second Northern War, King Charles X Gustav of Sweden marched his army across 2 frozen straits dealing a crushing blow to Denmark, and led to the Treaty of Roskilde later that year, which handed Scania to Sweden.

As of March 2015, there were 8,178 active pay phones in New York City, and this year they're being upgraded to have free high-speed wifi

Hachiko the Japanese Akita, who would wait everyday at Shibuya station for his owner to return from work. On May 21, 1925, his owner died suddenly, but Hachiko continued to wait faithfully at the station for over nine years, until his own death on March 8, 1935.

Chris Gueffroy, shot by East German border guards on 5 February 1989, was the last person to be killed by weapons trying to escape from East Berlin over the Wall. Winfried Freudenberg was the last person to die, on 8 March 1989, trying to escape over the Wall in a homemade hot air balloon.

The longest table tennis rally lasted 8 hr 40 min 5 sec and was played by Daniel Ives and Peter Ives at the Plumstead Radical Working Men's Club in London, UK, on 23 March 2014.

Back in 1975 During International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on March 8. The first Women's Day was first held in the USA in 1909 and then progressively internationally, but 1975 was the first year a globally aligned date was recognised.

John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, (16 September 1906 – 8 March 1996), was a British Army officer who fought throughout the Second World War armed with a longbow, bagpipes, and a basket-hilted Scottish broadsword.