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

  • 1449
    Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
  • 1551
    The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
  • 1727
    A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
  • 1761
    Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
  • 1793
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
  • 1796
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano – French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
  • 1831
    William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
  • 1954
    The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.
  • 1959
    The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
  • 1966
    The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.
  • 1967
    The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.

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