8th March

977 A.D. Ferdowsi completes the epic Shahnahmeh so learn about Iranian/Persian culture.

1859 Kenneth Grahame born, author of Wind in the Willows and The Reluctant Dragon

 

1978 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy first broadcast, which older children may enjoy

Other events today:

  • International Women’s Day
  • Syria Revolution Day – see 17th April
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