About September 8

September 8, 2020 is the 252nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On September 8

  • 1380
    Battle of Kulikovo – Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
  • 1756
    French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
  • 1796
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano – French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
  • 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.
  • 1860
    The Steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.
  • 1888
    In England the first six Football League matches are played.
  • 1900
    Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
  • 1934
    Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people.
  • 1944
    World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
  • 1944
    World War II: Menton is liberated from Germany.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1966
    The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
  • 1991
    The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.

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