Building Blocks of History 8th March

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 8th March in years gone by.


In 1910 the Baroness Raymonde de Laroche became the first woman to receive a pilot’s licence.

In 1917 the Russian Revolution began.

In 1952 my dad celebrated his 16th birthday.

In 2001 the wreck of Donald Campbell’s, Bluebird, was raised from the bottom of Coniston Water.

Poised on the brink of

Life’s astonishing story.

Distant memories.



What does 8th March mean to you?  Create a Building Blocks of History post and add a link in the comments box.



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