What’s Special About Mar 8?

The loyal dog Hachikō.

Andawn F.
2 min readMar 8, 2022



Today is the deathday of one of the most famous dogs in the world — a Japanese dog named Hachikō.

Photo by Minh Pham on Unsplash

Hachikō (ハチ公, Nov 10, 1923 — Mar 8, 1935) was a Japanese Akita dog remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, Hidesaburō Ueno, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following Ueno’s death. (Wikipedia: Hachikō)

How many people had cried their hearts out watching the 2009 Hollywood movie?


On Mar 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370/MAS370) disappeared from radar.

The ensuing search lasted for more than four years and ended in 2018 without any essential findings.

International Women’s Day

The UN celebrated its first official International Women’s Day on Mar 8,1975.
Today, International Women’s Day has become another big day for shopping.
Some companies give their female employees half-day off.

But like all the other festival days, Mar 8 has also lost its original meaning — it was about women’s equal rights. It is about human dignity.

Famous Death

Mar 8, 1917 — Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the German inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, died at age 78.

Photo by Biblioteca Valenciana Nicolau Primitiu on Unsplash

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Andawn F.

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