What Happened on September 8, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed
  • NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid

Famous Deaths

  • Prince Buster [Cecil Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), dies at 78
  • The Lady Chablis [born Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), dies at 59