On this day: March 8

Published On: Mar 04 2013 12:44:12 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 08 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The New York Stock Exchange is founded, Frazier outlasts Ali, the compact disc makes its debut, and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio dies, all on this day.

OTD March 8 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin
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1917: Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Count von Zeppelin, the German inventor and aviation pioneer who built the first rigid dirigible airships, named Zeppelins, dies at the age of 78 in Berlin, Germany.

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