About September 8

September 8, 2024 is the 252nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 143 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 8

  • 1264
    The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
  • 1331
    Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
  • 1449
    Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
  • 1727
    A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
  • 1755
    French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
  • 1761
    Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
  • 1831
    William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1860
    The Steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.
  • 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.
  • 1888
    In England the first six Football League matches are played.
  • 1892
    The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
  • 1921
    16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • 1923
    Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
  • 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 “I Am A Homosexual”. He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.
  • 1988
    Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
  • 2005
    Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

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