September 8: Day of the Week
September 8, 2019 is the 251st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1449Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
- 1504Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
- 1551The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
- 1796French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano – French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
- 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.
- 1892The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
- 1935US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed “Kingfish”, is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
- 1952The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
- 1971In 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.
- 1974Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
Who were born on September 8?
- 1474Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (d. 1533)
- 1881Harry Hillman, American athlete (d. 1945)
- 1910Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (d. 1994)
- 1915Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (d. 1992)
- 1932Patsy Cline, American singer (d. 1963)
- 1969Gary Speed, Welsh footballer
- 1970Yuji Nishizawa, Japanese hijacker
- 1975Chris Latham, Australian rugby player
- 1984Peter Whittingham, English footballer
- 1990Matt Barkley, American football player
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