8 March It Happened Today

1702  Queen Anne accedes to the British throne.

1859  Birth of Scottish author Kenneth Grahame, author of Wind in the Willows.

1983  Death of British composer Sir William Walton.

2001  Donald Campbell’s Bluebird is recovered from Coniston Water in Cumbria, 34 years after he was killed trying to break the water speed record.


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