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

  • 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.
  • 1504
    Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
  • 1514
    Battle of Orsha – in one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
  • 1551
    The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
  • 1565
    The Knights of Malta lift the Turkish siege of Malta that began on May 18.
  • 1756
    French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1926
    Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
  • 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: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.
  • 1944
    World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
  • 1944
    World War II: Menton is liberated from Germany.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.
  • 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.

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