September 8: Day of the Week
September 8, 2018 was the 251st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1514Battle of Orsha – in one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
- 1551The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
- 1755French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
- 1888In England the first six Football League matches are played.
- 1943World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati is bombed by USAAF.
- 1944World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
- 1952The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
- 1960In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
- 1988Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
- 1994USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.
Who were born on September 8?
- 801Ansgar, German Christian archbishop (d. 865)
- 1588Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (d. 1648)
- 1804Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
- 1886Ninon Vallin, French operatic soprano (d. 1961)
- 1937Barbara Frum, Canadian news anchor (d. 1992)
- 1958Michael Lardie, American musician
- 1959Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
- 1969Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
- 1974Marios Agathokleous, Greek-Cypriot footballer
- 1983Chris Judd, Australian rules footballer
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