🗓️ On This Day - March 8th
March 8th is a day to appreciate the women in our lives, explore all we can about a special state, and more - whether or not it's already a special date for you, there are plenty of reasons to mark March 8th. Let's take a closer look.
On this day
King Henry VIII got a new important title!
On this date back in 1531, Henry VIII was officially recognized by the Convocation of Canterbury as the supreme head of the Church of England. This tradition was passed down to most of his successors, including Queen Elizabeth II, who was head of the Church of England too.
Susan B. Anthony made a huge step forward for women’s rights!
In 1884, women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony first addressed the US House Judiciary Committee in order to create amendments to the US Constitution. Her goal was to get women their birth-given right to vote. She would - hopefully - be proud to know how far her fight brought women all over the country!
Babe Ruth signed an impressive contract.
March 8th 1930, was the date that baseball player Babe Ruth signed a contract with the NY Yankees for $160,000 for a two-year contract. At the time, many believed that no one would ever be paid more for such a contract!
Hubble changed our view of the universe forever.
On this very date back in 1934, Edwin Hubble's incredible photo shows that there are as many galaxies in the universe as the Milky Way has stars! Maybe we aren't alone in the universe after all…
Frank Sinatra took a world-famous photo.
In 1971, legendary boxers Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier partook in a world-famous fight in Madison Square Garden, NYC. One of the fight’s pinnacle moments was caught on camera by none other than music legend Frank Sinatra - and his efforts made the front cover of LIFE Magazine.
The world heard the meaning of life for the first time.
For anyone wondering, the meaning of life is 42. At least it is according to the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, which was heard for the first time on the radio on BBC Radio 4, on this date back in 1978! The popular sci-fi series was penned by the late Douglas Adams.
Special Days Falling on March 8thMarch 8th is a very important date both nationally and internationally - and here are some of the most important things we celebrate today!
National Oregon Day
Today is the day we celebrate the Beaver State! Oregon was the 33rd state of 50 to join the Union and remains one of the nation's most gorgeous backyard haunts. Take the time to appreciate your state if you're a native, or maybe take a road trip out there if you can. Or, just read up on what makes Oregon so special!
International Women’s Day
None of us would be anywhere without the women in our lives. Our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and partners, the women we love - they all keep us going. So, remember to truly appreciate the women in your life today (as you should every day!).
National Peanut Cluster Day
While you’re doing your research on Oregon and women’s rights, why not enjoy some peanut clusters? These tasty treats are staples at birthday parties and family gatherings - if peanuts are your thing, dig into a bag or two without guilt on March 8th if you can.
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