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    What happened on September 8

    • September 8, 0070 "Titus, General of Rome, sacks Jerusalem. See also: Destruction of Jerusalem."

    • September 8, 0876 Louis the German dies at Frankfurt September 8 at age 72 while preparing for war with the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Bald


    • September 8, 1331 Stefan Duan declares himself king of Serbia

    • September 8, 1380 "Battle of Kulikovo - Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance."

    • September 8, 1380 "Russians defeat Tatars at Kulikovo, beginning decline of Tatars"

    • September 8, 1449 Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.

    • September 8, 1504 Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.

    • September 8, 1514 "Battle of Orsha - In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army."

    • September 8, 1522 "Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completes 1st circumnavigation of globe, expedition begins under Ferdinand Magellan"

    • September 8, 1553 "City of Lichfield, England established"

    • September 8, 1565 "Pedro Menndez de Avils settles St. Augustine, Florida."

    • September 8, 1565 "The first permanent settlement in US forms (St Augustine, Florida)"

    • September 8, 1565 The Knights of Malta lift the Turkish siege of Malta (the Siege of Malta started on May 18).

    • September 8, 1565 Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St John

    • September 8, 1636 Harvard College is established.

    • September 8, 1664 Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers

    • September 8, 1664 "The British receive New Amsterdam from the Dutch, and later rename it to New York."

    • September 8, 1727 "A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children."

    • September 8, 1771 Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California

    • September 8, 1796 Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians

    • September 8, 1810 "The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrived at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men established fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon."

    • September 8, 1831 William IV was crowned King of Great Britain.

    • September 8, 1863 "47 Texas volunteers repel Federal invasion force at Sabine Pass, TX"

    • September 8, 1868 NY Athletic Club formed

    • September 8, 1883 "Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont"

    • September 8, 1888 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.

    • September 8, 1888 "In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found."

    • September 8, 1900 "6,000 killed when a hurricane & tidal wave destroys Galveston, Texas, most deadly in US history"

    • September 8, 1900 "A huricane strikes Galveston, TX, killing 6,000 people."

    • September 8, 1900 "Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people."

    • September 8, 1914 "SS Oceanic,a White Star Liner, built in 1899. She was the first ship to exceed the length of the Great Eastern, at 704 ft overall. After being requistioned on the outbreak of the First World War as an armed merchant cruiser, she was attached to the 10th cruiser squadron of the Royal Navy. On the 8th September, in thick fog, she ran aground on rocks on Foula Island, Shetlands where she became a total loss and was eventually broken up. She had a crew of 400 on board at the time of her accident, all of whom were resued by the Trawler Glenogil."

    • September 8, 1914 World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.

    • September 8, 1920 Air mail service between New York and San Francisco begins.

    • September 8, 1921 16-year-old Margaret Gorman won the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.

    • September 8, 1921 1st Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman of Washington DC)

    • September 8, 1923 Honda Point Disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.

    • September 8, 1924 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador

    • September 8, 1926 Germany is admitted into the League of Nations.

    • September 8, 1926 Germany was admitted to the League of Nations.

    • September 8, 1930 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew

    • September 8, 1934 134 die in a fire aboard the liner Morro Castle off NJ

    • September 8, 1934 "Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people."

    • September 8, 1935 "US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed ""Kingfish,"" is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building."

    • September 8, 1939 "FDR declares ""limited national emergency"" due to war in Europe"

    • September 8, 1941 "Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania is exterminated"

    • September 8, 1943 Italy surrenders to the allies in WW II

    • September 8, 1943 World War II: Julius Fuk is executed by Nazis.

    • September 8, 1943 World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati was bombed by USAAF.

    • September 8, 1944 The first V-2 rocket lands in Britain

    • September 8, 1944 World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.

    • September 8, 1944 World War II: Menton is liberated from Germany.

    • September 8, 1945 Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.

    • September 8, 1945 US invades Japanese-held Korea

    • September 8, 1951 Forty-nine countries sign the Japanese Peace Treaty in San Francisco.

    • September 8, 1951 "Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War."

    • September 8, 1952 "Ernest Hemingway's ""Old Man & the Sea"" published"

    • September 8, 1954 SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) formed to stop communist spread in SE Asia

    • September 8, 1956 "Harry Belafonte's album ""Calypso,"" goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks"

    • September 8, 1957 "Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV"

    • September 8, 1958 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Bal£chist n coast) to Pakistan

    • September 8, 1959 The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.

    • September 8, 1960 "In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1)."

    • September 8, 1962 Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star'

    • September 8, 1962 "Newly independent, Algeria, by referendum, adopts a Constitution."

    • September 8, 1963 "Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys"

    • September 8, 1965 Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida

    • September 8, 1966 """That Girl"" starring Marlo Thomas premiers on ABC-TV"

    • September 8, 1966 Star Trek makes its debut on NBC-TV.

    • September 8, 1966 The Severn Bridge was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    • September 8, 1967 Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10

    • September 8, 1967 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.

    • September 8, 1967 "Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic"

    • September 8, 1970 Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September

    • September 8, 1971 John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opens in Washington DC

    • September 8, 1972 "Jim Ryun (US) & Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide & fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold"

    • September 8, 1973 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

    • September 8, 1973 "The first all Australian women's US Open final, (Court beats Goolagong)"

    • September 8, 1974 Pres Gerald Ford pardons former Pres R Nixon of all federal crimes

    • September 8, 1974 US President Gerald Ford grants an unconditional pardon to former President Richard M. Nixon.

    • September 8, 1975 Boston begins court ordered busing of public schools

    • September 8, 1975 "Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline (printed in all uppercase) ""I Am A Homosexual."" He is later given a general discharge."

    • September 8, 1977 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy

    • September 8, 1982 The Boeing 767 makes its commercial debut on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Denver

    • September 8, 1983 NASA launches RCA-6

    • September 8, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You

    • September 8, 1985 """USA Weekend's"" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers"

    • September 8, 1985 7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose Calif

    • September 8, 1985 Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

    • September 8, 1986 "American nationally syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show is launched."

    • September 8, 1990 "Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Eliis Island, NYC"

    • September 8, 1990 Gabriella Sabitini beats Steffi Graff to win the US Open

    • September 8, 1991 Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.

    • September 8, 1991 Stefan Edberg wins the US Open

    • September 8, 1994 "A US Air 737 jetliner crashes during final approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people on board."

    • September 8, 1994 "A USAir Boeing 737 crashes in Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, near the city of Aliquippa."

    • September 8, 1998 St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' single-season home run record by hitting number 62 during a game against the Chicago Cubs.

    • September 8, 1999 "US Attorney General Janet Reno names former US Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film Waco: The Rules of Engagement contradicting the official government stories."

    • September 8, 2000 The Republic of Albania officially joins the World Trade Organization.

    • September 8, 2001 "Durban, South Africa hosts the World Conference against Racism."

    • September 8, 2003 "Brianna LaHara, a 12-year-old U.S. schoolgirl, is sued by the RIAA for sharing music illegally."

    • September 8, 2004 The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

    • September 8, 2005 Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock AFB. This marks the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

    • September 8, 2008 Shares of Lehman Brothers plunge







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