September 8: Day of the Week
September 8, 2020 is the 252nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1380Battle of Kulikovo – Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
- 1756French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
- 1810The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor’s newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor’s men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.
- 1863American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass – on the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
- 1935US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed “Kingfish”, is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
- 1951Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War.
- 1965Pakistan Navy raids Indian coasts without any resistance in Operation Dwarka, Pakistan celebrates Victory Day annually.
- 1967The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
- 1974Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
- 2004NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
Who were born on September 8?
- 1889Robert Alphonso Taft, American politician (d. 1953)
- 1940Jack Prelutsky, American author
- 1946L. C. Greenwood, American football player
- 1951Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
- 1963Alexandros Alexiou, Greek footballer
- 1970Neko Case, American musician
- 1971Dustin O'Halloran, American pianist and composer
- 1976Brendan Kelly, American musician (The Lawrence Arms)
- 1987Danielle Frenkel, Israeli high jumper
- 1997Kimberlea Berg, English actress
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