September 8: Day of the Week
September 8, 2021 is the 251st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1504Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
- 1900Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
- 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.
- 1959The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
- 1960In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
- 1962Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
- 1975Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline “I Am A Homosexual”. He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.
- 2004NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
Who were born on September 8?
- 1783Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)
- 1886Ninon Vallin, French operatic soprano (d. 1961)
- 1931John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)
- 1933Michael Frayn, British playwright
- 1948Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
- 1951Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
- 1955Julian Richings, English-born Canadian actor
- 1955Terry Tempest Williams, American author and environmentalist
- 1962Christopher Klim, American novelist
- 1996Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress
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