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Wednesday September 8, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1380
    Battle of Kulikovo – Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
  • 1504
    Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
  • 1900
    Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
  • 1935
    US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed “Kingfish”, is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
  • 1951
    Treaty 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.
  • 1959
    The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
  • 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).
  • 1962
    Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
  • 1975
    Gays 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.
  • 2004
    NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

Who were born on September 8?

  • 1783
    Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)
  • 1886
    Ninon Vallin, French operatic soprano (d. 1961)
  • 1931
    John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Michael Frayn, British playwright
  • 1948
    Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1951
    Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • 1955
    Julian Richings, English-born Canadian actor
  • 1955
    Terry Tempest Williams, American author and environmentalist
  • 1962
    Christopher Klim, American novelist
  • 1996
    Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress

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