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Saturday September 8, 2018

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.

September 2018
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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)

  • 1514
    Battle of Orsha – in one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
  • 1551
    The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
  • 1755
    French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
  • 1888
    In England the first six Football League matches are played.
  • 1943
    World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati is bombed by USAAF.
  • 1944
    World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
  • 1952
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
  • 1960
    In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
  • 1988
    Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
  • 1994
    USAir 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?

  • 801
    Ansgar, German Christian archbishop (d. 865)
  • 1588
    Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (d. 1648)
  • 1804
    Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
  • 1886
    Ninon Vallin, French operatic soprano (d. 1961)
  • 1937
    Barbara Frum, Canadian news anchor (d. 1992)
  • 1958
    Michael Lardie, American musician
  • 1959
    Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • 1969
    Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1974
    Marios Agathokleous, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1983
    Chris Judd, Australian rules footballer

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