11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 8th March

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1702 - Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen Regent of England, Scotland, and Ireland

2. 1917 - The Russian Revolution begins

3. 1921 - Eduardo Dato, the Spanish Prime Minister, is assassinated

4. 1957 - The Suez Canal is reopened to international traffic by Egypt, after Israel withdraws from occupied Egyptian territory

5. 1965 - The first U.S. combat troops arrives in Vietnam

6. 1972 - A bomb explodes in the cockpit of a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 at Las Vegas airport

7. 1983 - President Reagan calls the USSR an 'Evil Empire'

8. 1985 - At least 45 people die and 175 are injured in a car bomb explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

9. 1999 - Joe DiMaggio dies at age 84

10. 2001 - The wreck of Donald Campbell's boat, Bluebird, is raised from the bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria. The wreck had been there since the attempt to break the world water speed record in 1967, during which Campbell died

11. 2011 - $19m worth of jewelry that was stolen from a Harry Winston boutique in a 2008 armed robbery is found in a drain in a Parisian suburb

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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