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Events

  • 1010Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shahnameh.[1]
  • 1126 – Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.[2]
  • 1262Battle of Hausbergen between bourgeois militias and the army of the bishop of Strasbourg.
  • 1576 – Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán.
  • 1618Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
  • 1655John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed.
  • 1658Treaty 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.
  • 1702Queen Anne, the younger sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.[3]
  • 1722 – The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at the Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.
  • 1736Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
  • 1775 – An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
  • 1777 – Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
  • 1782Gnadenhutten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity, are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indian tribes.
  • 1801War of the Second Coalition: At the Battle of Abukir, a British force under Sir Ralph Abercromby lands in Egypt with the aim of ending the French campaign in Egypt and Syria.
  • 1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • 1844 – King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1862American Civil War: The Naval Battle of Hampton Roads begins.
  • 1868Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai, Osaka.
  • 1910 – French aviator Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.
  • 1914 – First flights (for the Royal Thai Air Force) at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.
  • 1916World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
  • 1917 – International Women's Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (February 23rd in the Julian calendar).
  • 1917 – The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
  • 1920 – The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
  • 1921 – Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
  • 1924 – A mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
  • 1936Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
  • 1937Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
  • 1942World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces gave ultimatum to Dutch East Indies Governor General Jonkheer Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer and KNIL Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Hein Ter Poorten, to unconditionally surrender.
  • 1942 – World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces captured Rangoon, Burma from British.
  • 1947 – Thirteen thousand troops of the Republic of China Army arrive in Taiwan after the February 28 Incident and launch crackdowns which kill thousands of people, including many elites. This turns into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement.
  • 1949President of France Vincent Auriol and ex-emperor of Annam Bảo Đại sign the Élysée Accords, giving Vietnam greater independence from France and creating the State of Vietnam to oppose Viet Minh-led Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1957Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 1957 – The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia.
  • 1963 – The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.
  • 1965 – Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.
  • 1966Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, destroyed by a bomb.
  • 1971 – The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.
  • 1974Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
  • 1979Philips demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time.
  • 1983Cold War: While addressing a convention of Evangelicals, U.S. President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".
  • 1985 – A supposed failed assassination attempt on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
  • 2004 – A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
  • 2014Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
  • 2017 – The Azure Window, a natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo, collapses in stormy weather.

Births

  • 1286John III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1341)
  • 1293Beatrice of Castile (d. 1359)
  • 1495John of God, Portuguese friar and saint (d. 1550)
  • 1514Amago Haruhisa, Japanese daimyō (d. 1562)
  • 1518Sidonie of Saxony, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg (d. 1575)
  • 1550William Drury, English politician (d. 1590)
  • 1658Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor, British Baron (d. 1730)
  • 1566Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (d. 1613)
  • 1712John Fothergill, English physician and botanist (d. 1780)
  • 1714Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German pianist and composer (d. 1788)
  • 1726Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, English admiral and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1799)
  • 1746André Michaux, French botanist and explorer (d. 1802)
  • 1748William V, Prince of Orange (d. 1806)
  • 1761Jan Potocki, Polish ethnologist, historian, linguist, and author (d. 1815)
  • 1799Simon Cameron, American journalist and politician, 26th United States Secretary of War (d. 1889)
  • 1804Alvan Clark, American astronomer and optician (d. 1887)
  • 1822Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Polish inventor and businessman, invented the Kerosene lamp (d. 1882)
  • 1826Johann Köler, Estonian painter and academic (d. 1899)
  • 1827Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist and anthropologist (d. 1875)
  • 1830João de Deus, Portuguese poet and educator (d. 1896)
  • 1836Harriet Samuel, English businesswoman and founder the jewellery retailer H. Samuel (d. 1908)[4]
  • 1839Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (d. 1913)
  • 1841Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (d. 1935)
  • 1848LaMarcus Adna Thompson, American engineer and businessman, developed the roller coaster (d. 1917)
  • 1856Bramwell Booth, English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1929)
  • 1856 – Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter and academic (d. 1937)
  • 1859Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-English banker and author (d. 1932)
  • 1865Frederic Goudy, American type designer, created Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style (d. 1947)
  • 1879Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1886Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1892Juana de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet and author (d. 1979)
  • 1896Charlotte Whitton, Canadian journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (d. 1975)
  • 1899Elmer Keith, American gun designer and author (d. 1984)
  • 1900Howard H. Aiken, American physicist and computer scientist, created the Harvard Mark I (d. 1973)
  • 1902Louise Beavers, American actress and singer (d. 1962)
  • 1902 – Jennings Randolph, American journalist and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1907Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Greece (d. 1998)
  • 1909Beatrice Shilling, English motorcycle racer and engineer (d. 1990)
  • 1909 – Paula Strasberg, American actress and acting coach (d. 1966)
  • 1910Claire Trevor, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1911Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
  • 1912Preston Smith, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1912 – Meldrim Thomson, Jr., American publisher and politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2001)
  • 1914Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Belarusian-Russian physicist and astronomer (d. 1987)
  • 1918Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1920Douglass Wallop, American author and playwright (d. 1985)
  • 1921Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1921 – Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1922Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Carl Furillo, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1922 – Yevgeny Matveyev, Russian actor and director (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1924Anthony Caro, English sculptor and illustrator (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Georges Charpak, Ukrainian-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
  • 1924 – Sean McClory, Irish-American actor and director (d. 2003)
  • 1925Warren Bennis, American scholar, author, and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1926Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1927Ramon Revilla Sr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2020)
  • 1929Hebe Camargo, Brazilian actress and singer (d. 2012)
  • 1930Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1930 – Douglas Hurd, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • 1931Neil Adcock, South African cricketer (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – John McPhee, American author and educator
  • 1931 – Gerald Potterton, English-Canadian animator, director, and producer
  • 1931 – Neil Postman, American author and critic (d. 2003)
  • 1934Marv Breeding, American baseball player and scout (d. 2006)
  • 1935George Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader
  • 1936Sue Ane Langdon, American actress and singer
  • 1936 – Gábor Szabó, Hungarian guitarist and composer (d. 1982)
  • 1937Richard Fariña, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 1966)
  • 1937 – Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan politician, 2nd President of Rwanda (d. 1994)
  • 1938Pete Dawkins, American football player, colonel, and politician
  • 1939Jim Bouton, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2019) [5]
  • 1939 – Lynn Seymour, Canadian ballerina and choreographer
  • 1939 – Lidiya Skoblikova, Russian speed skater and coach
  • 1939 – Robert Tear, Welsh tenor and conductor (d. 2011)
  • 1941Norman Stone, Scottish-English historian, author, and academic (d. 2019)
  • 1942Dick Allen, American baseball player and tenor
  • 1942 – Ann Packer, English sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper
  • 1943Susan Clark, Canadian actress and producer
  • 1943 – Michael Grade, English businessman
  • 1943 – Lynn Redgrave, English-American actress and singer (d. 2010)
  • 1943 – Dionysis Simopoulos, Greek physicist and astronomer
  • 1944Sergey Nikitin, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945Jim Chapman, American lawyer and politician
  • 1945 – Micky Dolenz, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
  • 1945 – Anselm Kiefer, German painter and sculptor
  • 1945 – Sylvia Wiegand, American mathematician
  • 1946Robert Jaworski, Filipino basketball player, coach, and politician
  • 1946 – Randy Meisner, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1947Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter and painter
  • 1947 – Michael S. Hart, American author, founded Project Gutenberg (d. 2011)
  • 1947 – Vladimír Mišík, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Florentino Pérez, Spanish engineer and businessman
  • 1948Robert W. Boyd, American physicist and academic
  • 1948 – Gyles Brandreth, German-English actor, screenwriter, and politician
  • 1948 – Mel Galley, English rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
  • 1948 – Sam Lacey, American basketball player (d. 2014)
  • 1948 – Peggy March, American pop singer
  • 1948 – Jonathan Sacks, English rabbi, philosopher, and scholar
  • 1949Teofilo Cubillas, Peruvian footballer
  • 1951Phil Edmonds, Zambian-English cricketer and businessman
  • 1951 – Dianne Walker, American tap dancer
  • 1952George Allen, American lawyer and politician, 67th Governor of Virginia
  • 1953Jim Rice, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1954Steve James, American documentary filmmaker[6]
  • 1954 – David Wilkie, Sri Lankan-Scottish swimmer
  • 1956Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (d. 1989)[7]
  • 1956 – David Malpass, American economist and government official
  • 1957Clive Burr, English rock drummer (d. 2013)
  • 1957 – William Edward Childs, American pianist and composer
  • 1957 – Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • 1958Andy McDonald, English lawyer and politician
  • 1958 – Gary Numan, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1959Aidan Quinn, Irish-American actor
  • 1960Jeffrey Eugenides, American author and academic
  • 1960 – Irek Mukhamedov, Russian ballet dancer
  • 1960 – Buck Williams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1961Camryn Manheim, American actress
  • 1961 – Larry Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player and journalist
  • 1962Leon Robinson, American actor and producer
  • 1964Kate Betts, American journalist and author
  • 1965Kenny Smith, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1966Greg Barker, Baron Barker of Battle, English politician
  • 1966 – Jaime Levy, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1967Joel Johnston, American baseball player
  • 1968Michael Bartels, German race car driver
  • 1968 – Shawn Mullins, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969Juan de Dios Ramírez Perales, Mexican footballer
  • 1970Jason Elam, American football player
  • 1971Kit Symons, English-Welsh footballer and manager
  • 1972Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1972 – Matthew Nable, Australian rugby player and actor
  • 1972 – Lena Sundström, Swedish journalist and author
  • 1973Boris Kodjoe, Austrian-born American actor and producer
  • 1973 – Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975Mauro Briano, Italian footballer
  • 1976Gaz Coombes, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1976 – Juan Encarnación, Dominican baseball player
  • 1976 – Freddie Prinze, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1977James Van Der Beek, American actor
  • 1977 – Johann Vogel, Swiss footballer
  • 1978Nick Zano, American actor and producer
  • 1979Apathy, American rapper and producer
  • 1979 – Tom Chaplin, English singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Andy Ross, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980Stephen Milne, Australian footballer
  • 1981Michael Beauchamp, Australian footballer
  • 1981 – Timothy Jordan II, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1981 – Joost Posthuma, Dutch cyclist
  • 1982Nicolas Armindo, French racing driver
  • 1982 – Leonidas Kampantais, Greek footballer
  • 1982 – Isak Strand, Norwegian drummer, composer, and producer
  • 1983André Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Mark Worrell, American baseball player
  • 1984Rafik Djebbour, Algerian footballer
  • 1984 – Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1984 – Sasha Vujačić, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1987Jonathan Wright, Australian rugby league player
  • 1988Benny Blanco, American rapper and producer
  • 1990Asier Illarramendi, Spanish footballer
  • 1990 – Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player
  • 1990 – Nico Salva, Filipino basketball player
  • 1990 – Ben Tozer, English footballer
  • 1991Miriam Bryant, Swedish-Finnish singer-songwriter
  • 1991 – Tom English, Australian rugby player
  • 1992Uki Satake, Japanese singer, actress, and radio host
  • 1994Pablo Dyego, Brazilian footballer
  • 1994 – Claire Emslie, Scottish footballer[8]
  • 1994 – Dylan Tombides, Australian footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1996Matthew Hammelmann, Australian rules footballer[9]
  • 1998Tali Darsigny, Canadian weightlifter[10]

Deaths

  • 865Rudolf of Fulda, German theologian
  • 1126Urraca of León and Castile (b. 1079)[11]
  • 1137Adela of Normandy, by marriage countess of Blois (b. c. 1067)
  • 1144Pope Celestine II
  • 1223Wincenty Kadłubek, Polish bishop and historian (b. 1161)
  • 1365Queen Noguk of Korea
  • 1403Bayezid I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1360)
  • 1441Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria
  • 1466Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1401)
  • 1550John of God, Portuguese friar and saint (b. 1495)
  • 1619Veit Bach, German baker and miller (b. 1550)
  • 1641Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer and explorer (b. 1587)
  • 1702William III of England (b. 1650)
  • 1717Abraham Darby I, English blacksmith (b. 1678)
  • 1723Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St. Paul's Cathedral (b. 1632)
  • 1731Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1688)
  • 1771Louis August le Clerc, French-Danish sculptor and academic (b. 1688)
  • 1819Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1739)
  • 1844Charles XIV John of Sweden (b. 1763)
  • 1869Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1803)
  • 1872Cornelius Krieghoff, Dutch-Canadian painter (b. 1815)
  • 1874Millard Fillmore, American lawyer and politician, 13th President of the United States (b. 1800)
  • 1887Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and activist (b. 1813)
  • 1887 – James Buchanan Eads, American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (b. 1820)
  • 1889John Ericsson, Swedish-American engineer, designed the USS Monitor (b. 1803)
  • 1917Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Company (b. 1838)
  • 1923Krišjānis Barons, Latvian linguist and author (b. 1835)
  • 1923 – Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)
  • 1930William Howard Taft, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 27th President of the United States (b. 1857)
  • 1930 – Edward Terry Sanford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, United States Assistant Attorney General (b. 1865)
  • 1935Hachikō, Japanese dog (b. 1923)
  • 1937Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)
  • 1941Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1876)
  • 1942José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban chess player and theoretician (b. 1888)
  • 1944Fredy Hirsch, German Jewish athlete who helped thousands of Jewish children in the Holocaust (b. 1916)
  • 1945Frederick Bligh Bond, English archaeologist and architect (b. 1864)
  • 1948Hulusi Behçet, Turkish dermatologist and scientist (b. 1889)[12]
  • 1957Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1961Thomas Beecham, English conductor and composer (b. 1879)
  • 1971Harold Lloyd, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)
  • 1973Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1945)
  • 1975George Stevens, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
  • 1976Alfons Rebane, Estonian colonel (b. 1908)
  • 1983Chabuca Granda, Peruvian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 1983 – Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, English lieutenant and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1904)
  • 1983 – William Walton, English composer (b. 1902)
  • 1985Edward Andrews, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1988Amar Singh Chamkila, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1961)
  • 1988 – Werner Hartmann, German physicist and academic (b. 1912)
  • 1991John Bellairs, American author and academic (b. 1938)
  • 1993Billy Eckstine, American trumpet player (b. 1914)
  • 1996Jack Churchill, British colonel (b. 1906)
  • 1997Gershon Liebman, French rabbi (b. 1905)
  • 1998Ray Nitschke, American football player and actor (b. 1936)
  • 1999Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)[13]
  • 1999 – Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)[14]
  • 2001Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2003Adam Faith, English singer (b. 1940)
  • 2003 – Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2004Muhammad Zaidan, Syrian terrorist, founded the Palestine Liberation Front (b. 1948)
  • 2005César Lattes, Brazilian physicist and academic (b. 1924)
  • 2005 – Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen commander and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1951)
  • 2007John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 2007 – John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach (b. 1947)
  • 2009Hank Locklin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
  • 2009 – Zbigniew Religa, Polish surgeon and politician, Polish Minister of Health (b. 1938)
  • 2011Mike Starr, American bass player (b. 1966)
  • 2012Simin Daneshvar, Iranian author and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Minoru Mori, Japanese businessman, founded the Mori Art Museum (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Steven Rubenstein, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1962)
  • 2013Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricketer and manager (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – John O'Connell, Irish journalist and politician, 17th Irish Minister of Health (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, German soldier and publisher (b. 1922)
  • 2014Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American Holocaust survivor and author (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – William Guarnere, American sergeant (b. 1923)
  • 2015Tjol Lategan, South African rugby player (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Sam Simon, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2016Aldo Ferrer, Argentinian economist and diplomat (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Ross Hannaford, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
  • 2016 – George Martin, English composer, conductor, and producer (b. 1926)
  • 2018Kate Wilhelm, American author (b. 1928)
  • 2019Marshall Brodien, American actor (b. 1934)[15]
  • 2019 – Cedrick Hardman, American football player and actor (b. 1948)[16]
  • 2020Max von Sydow, Swedish actor (b. 1929)[17]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Edward King (Church of England)
    • Felix of Burgundy
    • Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy (the Church of England, The Episcopal Church (USA))
    • John of God
    • Philemon the actor
    • March 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Canberra Day can fall, while March 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in March (Australian Capital Territory)
  • Earliest day on which Commonwealth Day can fall, while March 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in March (Commonwealth of Nations)
  • Earliest day on which Decoration Day can fall, while March 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Wednesday in March (Liberia)
  • Earliest day on which Passion Sunday can fall, while April 17 is the latest; observed on the fifth Sunday of Lent (Christianity)
  • International Women's Day, and its related observances:
    • International Women's Collaboration Brew Day

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