About September 8

September 8, 2021 is the 251st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 146 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 8

  • 70
    Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem.
  • 1331
    Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
  • 1449
    Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
  • 1504
    Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
  • 1551
    The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
  • 1793
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
  • 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 arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor’s men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass – on the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
  • 1892
    The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
  • 1914
    World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
  • 1921
    16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • 1926
    Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
  • 1935
    US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed “Kingfish”, is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
  • 1941
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad begins. German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union’s second-largest city, Leningrad.
  • 1943
    World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati is bombed by USAAF.
  • 1943
    World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.
  • 1971
    In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
  • 1991
    The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.

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