On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 2021

Historical Events

  • Forty-one prisoners die in a fire at Tangerang prison, near Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Large statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee removed from plinth on Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
  • US Biden administration releases blueprint calling for 44% of American electricity to come from the sun by 2050 (currently 3%) [1]
  • Wildfire in Spanish Sierra Bermeja mountains in AndalucĂ­a erupts forcing evacuation of 2,600 people

Famous Deaths

  • Big Daddy Graham [Edward Gudonis], American comedian, writer, actor, recording artist, and radio personality, dies of heart failure at 68
2021 Highlights

About September 8, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo