March 8

1782

A peaceful settlement of Delaware Indians were massacred by militia at Gnadenhutten in Ohio.

1917

Russia's February Revolution, which eventually led to the overthrow the csarist government, began.

1945

Phyllis Mae Daley, the first African-American nurse to serve in World War II, received her U.S. Navy commission.

1948

The Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools violated the Constitution.

1950

The Soviet Union claimed to be in possession of the atomic bomb.

1965

First U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam.

1983

President Reagan called the USSR an "Evil Empire."

1999

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio died.

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