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March 8 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2019: 6-year-old cancer patient Khy White was honored as "Mayor for a Day" at Birmingham City Hall.
- 2016: The renovated Redmont Hotel opened.
- 2007: Governor Bob Riley designated George Watson Day.
- 2007: The annual Birmingham Area Music Awards ceremony was held at WorkPlay.
- 2006: The Proffitt's at the Riverchase Galleria was converted to a Belk's.
- 2000: The Briary reopened in its West Homewood location.
- 1943: George Watson drowned while rescuing shipmates during World War II.
- 1888: The Birmingham District's first locally-produced steel was made by the Henderson Steel & Manufacturing Company.
- 1886: Birmingham's first Mardi Gras parade was organized by the German Society.
- 1990: Professional basketball player Yvonne Anderson was born in Springdale, Arkansas.
- 1969: Poet and educator Sharrif Simmons was born in Long Island, New York.
- 1961: Birmingham Citizens Advisory Board president Sheila Tyson was born.
- 1958: Baseball coach Brian Shoop was born.
- 1862: Judge William Grubb was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 2020: Parker the red panda died at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 2010: University of Alabama administrator and first Big Al Melford Espey died.
- 2007: Mama Petite, a hippopotamus at the Birmingham Zoo, was euthanized.
- 1943: George Watson died at sea while rescuing shipmates.
- 1938: Jefferson County Commission chair Wash Bishop died.
- 2020: The 2020 Bassmaster Classic concluded at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
- 2017: The 2017 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament began at Legacy Arena.
- 2016: The 2016 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament began at Legacy Arena.
- 2009: Andy Roddick clinched a US victory in front of 15,118 fans at the 2009 Davis Cup first round tie at the BJCC.