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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1449Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
- 1565The Knights of Malta lift the Turkish siege of Malta that began on May 18.
- 1727A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
- 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.
- 1966The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.
- 1991The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.
- 2005Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
Who were born on September 8?
- 1698François Francoeur, French composer and violinist (d. 1787)
- 1881Harry Hillman, American athlete (d. 1945)
- 1900Claude Pepper, American politician (d. 1989)
- 1901Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, South African politician (d. 1966)
- 1933Michael Frayn, British playwright
- 1948Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
- 1956Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002)
- 1976Sarah Kucserka, American screenwriter
- 1984Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver
- 1987Danielle Frenkel, Israeli high jumper
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