September 8: Day of the Week
September 8, 2020 is the 252nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1504Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
- 1756French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
- 1888In England the first six Football League matches are played.
- 1952The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
- 1954The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.
- 1962Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star.
- 1965Pakistan Navy raids Indian coasts without any resistance in Operation Dwarka, Pakistan celebrates Victory Day annually.
- 1966The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
- 1991The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.
- 1994USAir 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?
- 1157King Richard I of England (d. 1199)
- 1852Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919)
- 1929Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
- 1940Jack Prelutsky, American author
- 1944Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer
- 1954Giorgos Toussas, Greek politician
- 1954Mark Foley, American politician
- 1963Brad Silberling, American television and film director
- 1974Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
- 1981Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
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