History Blog

March 8

Happy Birthday RIP Lynn Redgrave(1943–2010) Alan Hale Mackahan Jr(1921–1990) “Cyd Charisse”(Tula Finklea 1921–2008) ; George Michael Dolenz Jr–76 John Kapelos–65 Gary Numan(Webb)–63 Lester Holt Jr–62 Aidan Quinn–62 Debra “Camryn” Manheim–60 Jed Rees–51 Freddie Prinze Jr–45 James Van Der Beek Jr–44 Nicholas Zano–43 Devon Graye Fleming–34 ; 1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded ; 1917 – The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule ; 1974 – Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France ; 1979 –Philips demonstrates the compact disc “CD” publicly for the first time