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Friday September 8, 2023

September 8: Day of the Week

September 8, 2023 is the 251st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

September 2023

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Virgo is the zodiac 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.

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September 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1449
    Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
  • 1565
    The Knights of Malta lift the Turkish siege of Malta that began on May 18.
  • 1755
    French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
  • 1756
    French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
  • 1793
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
  • 1796
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano – French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
  • 1892
    The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
  • 1926
    Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
  • 1971
    In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 8?

  • 1749
    Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
  • 1828
    Clarence Cook, American writer and art critic (d. 1900)
  • 1905
    Henry Wilcoxon, British film actor (d. 1984)
  • 1914
    Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (d. 2001)
  • 1915
    Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (d. 1992)
  • 1930
    Robert W. Firestone, American clinical psychologist, author and visual artist.
  • 1958
    Michael Lardie, American musician
  • 1960
    Aguri Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1983
    Lewis Roberts-Thompson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1990
    Matt Barkley, American football player

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