GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, March 8, the 67th day of 2015 with 298 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:09 and sunset is @ 6:41. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1765 – The British House of Lords passed the Stamp Act.
1801 – During the Napoleonic Wars, combined British and Ottoman forces successfully established a foothold in French-occupied Egypt.
1894 – A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York, a first in the U.S..
1910 – In Britain, the first man received a pilot’s certificate, John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon, while in France, Mme Raymonde de Laroche became the first woman to be issued a pilot’s license.
1913 – The Internal Revenue Service began to levy and collect income taxes.
1917 – In Russia, the “February Revolution” (known as such because of Russia’s then use of the Julian calendar) began when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupted in Petrograd.
1917 – The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
1930 – In India, Mahatma Gandhi began the campaign of civil disobedience.
1950 – The USSR declared they had built an atomic bomb.
1962 – The Beatles performed for the first time on the BBC in Great Britain.
1965 – Around 3500 Marines landed at Da Nang in South Vietnam and became the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam.
1971 – Joe Frazier, of Philadelphia, won a boxing decision over Muhammad Ali, who had been previously undefeated.
1974 – Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
2001 – The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted for an across-the-board tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade.