March 8 in Pop Culture History

08March 8 in Pop Culture History
1618 – Johannes Kepler formulated his Third Law of Planetary Motion.

1669 – Mount Etna, on the island of Sicily, began erupting and over the next several weeks killed over 20,000 people.

1755 – Thomas Paine, published African Slavery in America – the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.

1817 – The New York Stock Exchange was founded.

1950 – The ‘Volkswagen Type 2’, known as the VW Bus, was produced for the first time.

1968 – Bill Graham’s Fillmore East opened in New York City.

1971 – Muhammad Ali lost to Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier in the “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1975 – #1 Hit March 8, 1975 – March 14, 1975: Olivia Newton-JohnHave You Never Been Mellow

1978 – The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, was broadcast.

1983 – President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’

1991 – American Ninja 4: The Annihilation, La Femme Nikita and New Jack City were released in theaters.

1993- Beavis and Butt-Head premiered on MTV.

2003 – #1 Hit March 8, 2003 – May 9, 2003: 50 CentIn Da Club

2006 – Top Chef debuted on Bravo.

2013 – Oz The Great and Powerful debuted in theaters.

2014 – #1 Hit March 8, 2014 – May 16, 2014: Pharrell WilliamsHappy

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