Daily Almanac: March 08, 2022


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Wacky Holiday Today

• International Women’s Day

• National Proofreading Day

What Happened On This Day

• 1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded

• 1971 In the Fight of the Century, Joe Frazier triumphs over Muhammad Ali

• 1979 The compact disc is presented to the public

Births On This Day

• 1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

American jurist

• 1952 George Allen

American politician, 67th Governor of Virginia

Deaths On This Day

• 1930 William Howard Taft

American politician, 27th President of the United States

• 1999 Joe DiMaggio

American baseball player