08-03-1535 - Bahadur Shah captured the fort of Chittor and then marched against the Mughal emperor.
08-03-1673 - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj conquered the fort of Panhala.
08-03-1833 - Vishwanath Narayan Mandalik, famous journalist, writer and social reformer, was born.
08-03-1864 - Hari Narayan Apte, a well known Marathi writer who popularised social and historical themes in his novels, was born. He presided over the 8th Marathi Sahitya Sammelen in 1912.
08-03-1921 - Sahir Ludhiyanvi, famous film lyricist, was born.
08-03-1930 - Mahatma Gandhi started civil disobedience movement continues in India.
08-03-1941 - Sir Jorge Abraham Gearson, philologist and archealogist, passed away.
08-03-1948 - Air India International was established for overseas services.
08-03-1957 - Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, prominent leader in Maharashtra and former Chief Minister of Mumbai province, passed away.
08-03-1963 - Gursharan Singh Narainsingh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90), was born in Amritsar.
08-03-1986 - L.K. Advani elected President of BJP.
08-03-1995 - Dr. Duranand Kanhan Pillai, great litterateur of Malyali language, died.
08-03-1997 - G. K. Moopanar unanimously elected first president of Tamil Maanila Congress.
08-03-1998 - Indian Airlines operates two international flights with all women crew.
08-03-1999 - The President formally revokes the proclamation imposing Central rule in Bihar after this was decided by the Union Cabinet earlier in the day.
08-03-2000 - The Gujarat Government withdraws its January 3 notification, thus reimposing the ban on its employees from participating in RSS activities.