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8th March

The events happened on 8th March are :

1702 : British throne ascended by Anne : On this day in 1702, Anne became the last Stuart monarch of Great Britain, having earlier acquiesced to the Act of Settlement of 1701, which designated as her successors the Hanoverian descendants of King James I.

1971 : American boxer Joe Frazier retained his world heavyweight championship by winning a 15-round decision over former champion Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1942 : Japanese troops captured Rangoon, Burma (Yangôn, Myanmar) during World War II.

1917 : The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the rule of cloture.

1917 : Rioting in St. Petersburg marked the beginning of the February Revolution and the first stage of the Russian Revolution.

1857 : Hundreds of women workers in New York City's garment and textile factories staged a strike against low wages, long working hours, and inhumane work conditions.

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