history fact – March 8, 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2017. There are 298 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in history took place 100 years ago:

On March 8, 1917, Russia’s “February Revolution” (referring to the Old Style calendar) began in Petrograd; the result was the abdication of the Russian monarchy in favor of a provisional government that was overthrown later the same year by the Bolsheviks. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, 78, creator of the rigid airships bearing his name, died in Berlin. The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.

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