On This Day in History for September 8 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 149 of 149

  • 1968 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1968 Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
  • 1969 Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • 1970 Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • 1971 John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Chic Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year
  • 1972 Jim Ryan (US) & Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide & fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold

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1974 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1975 Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools
  • 1975 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 1976 Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1977 Jimmy McCulloch quits Wings

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1978 Iranian army fires on Khomeini followers in Tehran, 100s killed

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
  • 1982 Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • 1983 NASA launches RCA-6
  • 1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41G mission
  • 1985 "USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers
  • 1985 7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, Calif
  • 1985 Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hr women swim record of 42.05 mi in 25 m pool
  • 1985 Shuttle Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • 1986 Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago

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1986 "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is first broadcast nationally

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • 1989 Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 1989 Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)
  • 1990 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC
  • 1991 Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
  • 1991 Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
  • 1992 Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1)
  • 1993 Wang Junxia creates a women's world record 10,000m (29:31.78) at the Chinese National Games
  • 1993 Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in 7-1 over Mets
  • 1994 Last US, British & French troops leave West Berlin
  • 1994 Man shoots another man on IRT #4 train at Grand Central Station
  • 1994 USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board
  • 2004 The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
  • 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.
  • 2008 Latvia joins its northern neighbor Estonia in recession as GDP falls 0.2% in the second quarter from the first quarter, when it fell 0.3%; property markets and construction have suffered in both Baltic states
  • 2010 Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues
  • 2011 Fashion designer John Galliano is found guilty of anti-semitic remarks in a Paris court and fined €6,000
  • 2012 6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2012 8 people are killed after a tractor is hit by a train in Romania
  • 2013 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City
  • 2013 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania
  • 2013 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia

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2014 Haider al-Abadi becomes the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi

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2015 Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • 2016 Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed
  • 2016 NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid

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