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It happened on September 8th in History

  • September 8, 0070 “Titus, General of Rome, sacks Jerusalem. See also: Destruction of Jerusalem.”   
  • September 8, 0876 Louis the German dies at Frankfurt September 8 at age 72 while preparing for war with the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Bald

          September 8, 1331 Stefan Duan declares himself king of Serbia 

  • September 8, 1380 “Battle of Kulikovo – Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.”
  • September 8, 1380 “Russians defeat Tatars at Kulikovo, beginning decline of Tatars”

  • September 8, 1449 Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
  • September 8, 1504 Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.
  • September 8, 1514 “Battle of Orsha – In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.”
  • September 8, 1522 “Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completes 1st circumnavigation of globe, expedition begins under Ferdinand Magellan”
  • September 8, 1553 “City of Lichfield, England established”
  • September 8, 1565 “Pedro Menndez de Avils settles St. Augustine, Florida.”
  • September 8, 1565 “The first permanent settlement in US forms (St Augustine, Florida)”
  • September 8, 1565 The Knights of Malta lift the Turkish siege of Malta (the Siege of Malta started on May 18).
  • September 8, 1565 Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St John
  • September 8, 1636 Harvard College is established.
  • September 8, 1664 Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers
  • September 8, 1664 “The British receive New Amsterdam from the Dutch, and later rename it to New York.”
  • September 8, 1727 “A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.”
  • September 8, 1771 Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California
  • September 8, 1796 Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians
  • September 8, 1810 “The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor’s newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrived at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor’s men established fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.”
  • September 8, 1831 William IV was crowned King of Great Britain.
  • September 8, 1863 “47 Texas volunteers repel Federal invasion force at Sabine Pass, TX”
  • September 8, 1868 NY Athletic Club formed
  • September 8, 1883 “Northern Pacific RR’s last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont”
  • September 8, 1888 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.
  • September 8, 1888 “In London, the body of Jack the Ripper’s second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.”
  • September 8, 1900 “6,000 killed when a hurricane & tidal wave destroys Galveston, Texas, most deadly in US history”
  • September 8, 1900 “A huricane strikes Galveston, TX, killing 6,000 people.”
  • September 8, 1900 “Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.”
  • September 8, 1914 “SS Oceanic,a White Star Liner, built in 1899. She was the first ship to exceed the length of the Great Eastern, at 704 ft overall. After being requistioned on the outbreak of the First World War as an armed merchant cruiser, she was attached to the 10th cruiser squadron of the Royal Navy. On the 8th September, in thick fog, she ran aground on rocks on Foula Island, Shetlands where she became a total loss and was eventually broken up. She had a crew of 400 on board at the time of her accident, all of whom were resued by the Trawler Glenogil.”
  • September 8, 1914 World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
  • September 8, 1920 Air mail service between New York and San Francisco begins.
  • September 8, 1921 16-year-old Margaret Gorman won the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • September 8, 1921 1st Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman of Washington DC)
  • September 8, 1923 Honda Point Disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.
  • September 8, 1924 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
  • September 8, 1926 Germany is admitted into the League of Nations.
  • September 8, 1926 Germany was admitted to the League of Nations.
  • September 8, 1930 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew