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  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus)Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus) (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1751 till 1795 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
  • The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
Weather

The temperature on March 8, 1768 was about 3.0 °C. Wind direction mainly north by east. Weather type: zeer betrokken omtrent helder .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from March 8, 1768 at Delpher

Born on March 8
Died on March 8

Names that were popular for boys in 1768
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Pieter
  • Joannes
  • Hendrik
  • Johannes
  • Petrus
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Jacobus
  • Jean
  • Johann
  • Dirk
  • Klaas
Names that were popular for girls in 1768
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Joanna
  • Marie
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Trijntje
  • Grietje
  • Adriana
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Antje
  • Jannetje