March 08

This Day in History

2014

Flight Into Oblivion – The MH 370 Story

One of the great aviation mysteries of modern times is the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH 370), a flight en-route from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing, China. The aircraft was … (more...)

1917

February Revolution begins

In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia's use of the Julian calendar) begins when riots and strikes break out in Petrograd over the scarcity of food. Within three days, the … (more...)

1839

Tenor Jumps to Death Over Voice

On this day in 1839, esteemed French operatic tenor Adolphe Nourrit, despondent over an illness that ruined his voice, jumped to his death from a hotel room in Naples, Italy. Born and raised in … (more...)

1817

2017 – the 200th Year of the New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has a long history, beginning in 1817 when a group of merchants and brokers formed an organisation called the New York Stock and Exchange Board, renting rooms on … (more...)

415

First Notable Female Mathematician Murdered

On this day in 415 AD, it is said that Hypatia—considered the first notable female mathematician—was murdered by an angry mob. Hypatia was a philosopher, mathematician, pagan, and of course, a woman. S … (more...)