On this day: March 8

POSTED: 10:44 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 07, 2015 

The New York Stock Exchange is founded, Frazier outlasts Ali, and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio dies, and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears, all on this day.

OTD March 8 - Harold Lloyd
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1971: Actor and film producer Harold Lloyd, most famous for his silent comedies, dies of prostate cancer at the age of 77 in Beverly Hills, California. Some of his best known films include "Grandma's Boy," "The Freshman," "Welcome Danger" and "Safety Last!," the last of which features the iconic scene in which Lloyd's character hangs from the hands of a clock high above the street.


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