Historical Events on September 8

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  • 1024 Duke Koenraad II chosen German king
  • 1141 -9] Battle of Samarkand: Yelutashi defeats Islams
  • 1156 Henry II Jasormigott leaves Bavaria
  • 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.
  • 1276 John XXI [ Peter Juliani] elected Pope, only Portuguese Pope
  • 1303 Anagni: French King Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1331 Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
  • 1380 Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow's great monarch Dimitri beats Mongols beginning the decline of the Tatars
  • 1449 Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor
  • 1514 Battle of Orsha: Polish/Lithuania army defeat the Russian army

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1522 Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

  • 1536 Earl of Nassau disbands siege of Peronne
  • 1545 English Earl of Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland
  • 1553 City of Lichfield, England, founded
  • 1563 Maximilian chosen king of Hungary

  • 1565 1st permanent European settlement in the US founded at St. Augustine, Florida
  • 1565 Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St John
  • 1628 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet in the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba
  • 1664 Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers
  • 1689 China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)
  • 1713 Pope Clemens XI publishes decree "Unigenitus" against Jansenism
  • 1727 A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
  • 1755 Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
  • 1756 French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
  • 1760 French army surrenders Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
  • 1771 Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California
  • 1796 Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians
  • 1831 William IV is crowned King of Great Britain.
  • 1847 US under Gen Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey
  • 1855 French forces successfully assault the Malakoff Line during the Crimean War
  • 1855 British and French troops capture Sevastopol from the Russians, effectively ending the Crimean War

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1858 Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech "You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time"

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1860 Loss of paddle steamer "Lady Elgin" on Lake Michigan approximately 300 people drowned
  • 1863 -10] Federal troops reconquer the Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
  • 1863 Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces
  • 1863 Battle of Telford's Depot TN
  • 1868 New York Athletic Club forms
  • 1870 Netherlands and Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" an agreement to allow Indian contract workers from Calcutta to work in sugar plantations in Suriname
  • 1883 NY Giants score 13 runs in an inning against Phillies
  • 1883 Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont

  • 1888 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.
  • 1892 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
  • 1899 British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal, South Africa
  • 1900 6,000 killed when a hurricane & tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas
  • 1905 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3
  • 1907 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • 1914 HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titanic, sinks off Scotland
  • 1914 Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during WW1
  • 1915 Association of Negro Life & History founded
  • 1915 35th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Johnston beats Maurice McLoughlin (1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8)

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1916 US President Woodrow Wilson signs the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1919 Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1920 US Air Mail service begins (NYC to San Francisco)
  • 1921 1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington, D.C.
  • 1923 Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.
  • 1924 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
  • 1926 League of Nations Assembly votex unanimously to admit Germany
  • 1930 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
  • 1930 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew
  • 1930 Richard Drew creates Scotch tape

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1933 Second Spanish government of Manuel Azaña forms

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1934 Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle bound for NJ catches fire, 133 die
  • 1935 Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)
  • 1936 Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged
  • 1937 Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens
  • 1937 Yankees trailing 6-1 in 9th, score 8 to beat Boston 9-6

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1939 FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 Gen Von Reichenau's panzer division reaches suburbs of Warsaw
  • 1939 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
  • 1939 Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
  • 1941 Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins
  • 1941 Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania, is exterminated
  • 1943 Italy surrenders to Allies in WWII
  • 1943 Lt-Gen Bradley flies to Carthago/Algiers Sicily
  • 1943 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • 1944 1st V-2 rockets land in London & Antwerp
  • 1944 Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany
  • 1945 US invades Japanese-held Korea
  • 1946 Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
  • 1946 Bulgaria ends monarchy
  • 1946 SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • 1946 66th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown Jr. (9-7, 6-3, 6-0)
  • 1946 60th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Patricia Canning Todd (11-9, 6-3)
  • 1948 British De Havilland DH108-fighter flies faster than sound
  • 1951 Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries in San Francisco
  • 1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1952 Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man & the Sea" published

  • 1952 72nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
  • 1952 66th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-3, 7-5)
  • 1953 "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances
  • 1953 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona

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1954 With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • 1954 Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio
  • 1954 SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communist spread in SE Asia
  • 1955 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)
  • 1956 Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso" goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • 1957 Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
  • 1957 Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV
  • 1957 Juan Manuel Fangio confirms his World Championship of Drivers title finishing 2nd in the season ending Italian GP at Monza; takes record 5th title by 15 points from Stirling Moss

Sport awardTennis Open

1957 77th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Anderson beats Ashley Cooper (10-8, 7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • 1957 71st U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 6-2)
  • 1958 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
  • 1958 Paul Anka opens Asian tour in Tokyo
  • 1959 The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
  • 1960 German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners

Film release premierFilm Release

1960 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • 1960 American sprinter Wilma Rudolph wins her third gold medal of the Rome Olympics anchoring the US 4 x 100m relay team; earlier won 100/200m double
  • 1960 US 4 x 400m relay team of Jack Yerman, Earl Young, Glenn Davis & Otis Davis run a world record 3:02.2 to win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • 1960 German 4 x 100m relay team equal world record 39.5 to win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary, Walter Mahlendorf & Martin Lauer
  • 1962 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)

  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 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'
  • 1963 Algerian population accepts constitution
  • 1963 Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
  • 1963 Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys
  • 1963 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first World Championship of Drivers title; Clark's 5th GP win of the season
  • 1963 83rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rafael Osuna beats Frank Froehling (7-5, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 1963 77th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (7-5, 6-4)
  • 1965 Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida
  • 1965 Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game

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1966 "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV

  • 1966 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1966 The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1967 Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10
  • 1967 Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic
  • 1967 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.

Film release premierFilm Premier

1968 "Funny Girl" biopic film based on life of Fanny Brice premieres, directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1968 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1968 Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant

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1968 US Open Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe wins first Open era US title; beats Dutchman Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1969 Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • 1969 US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
  • 1969 US Open Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Court wins her 3rd US title and 16th Grand Slam singles event; beats Nancy Richey 6-2, 6-2
  • 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
  • 1972 Mykola Avilov representing the Soviet Union scores a world record 8454 points to win the decathlon gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats team mate Leonid Lytvynenko by 419 points
  • 1972 East German Annelie Ehrhardt with a world record 12.59 takes the 100m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats Romanian Valeria Bufanu by just 0.25
  • 1973 Billy Martin named manager of the Texas Rangers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1973 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1973 Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
  • 1973 "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV
  • 1973 US Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court wins her 24th and final Grand Slam singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7-6, 5-7, 6-2
  • 1974 Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)

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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
  • 1974 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 5 US titles; outclasses Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-0, 6-1

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1974 Evil Knievel attempts to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho but fails, escaping with minor injuries

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 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 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
  • 1977 Jimmy McCulloch quits Wings
  • 1978 2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2

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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 Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
  • 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1979 US Open Women's Tennis: Tracy Austin becomes youngest US champion (16 years, 9 months); beats Chris Evert 6-4, 6-3
  • 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
  • 1984 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1985 "USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers
  • 1985 7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, California
  • 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

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1985 Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1985 US Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins his first US title; beats John McEnroe 7-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • 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
  • 1988 Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43m
  • 1988 NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 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
  • 1990 US Open Women's Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini becomes only Argentine woman to win a Grand Slam singles event; beats Steffi Graf 6-2, 7-6
  • 1991 Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
  • 1991 Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
  • 1991 Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • 1991 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first US title; beats American Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4, 6-0
  • 1992 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • 1992 Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas (KGEL-FM 97.1)
  • 1993 Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 performances
  • 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
  • 1995 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
  • 1996 "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1996 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win
  • 1996 Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
  • 1996 Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • 1996 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
  • 1996 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras retains his title; beats fellow American Michael Chang 6-1, 6-4, 7-6