Today in history: UN marks this day in honour of women, Malaysian flight with 239 people disappears, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1618

Johannes Kepler derives third law of planetary motion

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1669

Italy's Mount Etna erupts killing over 20,000 people

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1975

UN begins celebrating this day as International Women's Day

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1979

Philips demonstrates Compact Disc and its Audio Player

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2014

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappears with 239 people aboard

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