September 8: Day of the Week
September 8, 2021 was the 251st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 70Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem.
- 1331Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
- 1449Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
- 1761Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
- 1831William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 19303M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
- 1934Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people.
- 1935US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed “Kingfish”, is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
- 1944World War II: Menton is liberated from Germany.
- 1960In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
Who were born on September 8?
- 1851John Jenkins, American-born Premier of South Australia (d. 1923)
- 1924Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician
- 1940Quentin L. Cook, LDS apostle
- 1941Bernie Sanders, American politician
- 1953Pascal Greggory, French actor
- 1957Heather Thomas, American actress
- 1963Brad Silberling, American television and film director
- 1963Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
- 1968Ray Wilson, Scottish musician
- 1986João Moutinho, Portuguese footballer
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