On this day: March 8

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

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 - William Howard Taft
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1930: William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States from 1909 to 1913 and later the 10th chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, dies at the age of 72 in Washington, D.C. He is the only person to have served in both of these offices.

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