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Friday September 8, 2023

September 8: Day of the Week

September 8, 2023 is the 251st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 70
    Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem.
  • 1264
    The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
  • 1449
    Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
  • 1900
    Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
  • 1914
    World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
  • 1921
    16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • 1923
    Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.
  • 1934
    Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people.
  • 1943
    World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.
  • 1974
    Watergate 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?

  • 1588
    Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (d. 1648)
  • 1750
    Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Jamapese sumo wrestler, the 4th Yokozuna (d. 1795)
  • 1925
    Peter Sellers, English actor (d. 1980)
  • 1929
    Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1937
    Barbara Frum, Canadian news anchor (d. 1992)
  • 1946
    Ronnie Burns, Australian rock singer and guitarist
  • 1971
    Brooke Burke, American model
  • 1976
    Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player
  • 1979
    Pink, American singer
  • 1987
    Wiz Khalifa, American hip-hop artist

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