8 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Richard I (Lionheart), 1157
  • Wilhelm von Schlegel, 1767
  • Joaquin Miller, 1837
  • Antonin Dvorak, 1841
  • Robert A. Taft, 1889
  • Howard Dietz, 1896
  • Jimmy Rodgers, 1897
  • Claude Pepper, 1900
  • Harry Secombe, 1921
  • Sid Caesar, 1922
  • Lyndon LaRouche, 1922
  • Grace Metalious, 1924
  • Denise Darcel, 1925
  • Peter Sellers, 1925
  • Jack Rosenthal, 1931
  • Patsy Cline, 1932
  • Michael Frayn, 1933
  • Sam Nunn, 1938
  • Heather Thomas, 1957

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Sergius I, AD 701
  • Thomas of Woodstock duke of Gloucester, 1397
  • King Faisal Iraq, 1933
  • Richard Strauss, 1949
  • Dorothy Dandridge OD , 1965
  • Budd Collyer, 1969
  • Budd , 1969
  • Zero Mostel, 1977
  • Roy Wilkins, 1981
  • Leni Riefenstahl, 2003

Today's Events:

  • 1522 - Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain after Magellan's first circumnavigation of globe.
  • 1565 - First permanent white colony in U.S. founded at St. Augustine, FL by Spanish under Menéndez.
  • 1565 - Great siege of Malta ends; Maltese and Knights of St. John finally beat Turks who attacked in May.
  • 1760 - Montreal capitulates to the British. (French & Indian War)
  • 1882 - The Pledge of Allegiance first published in a magazine 'Youth's Companion.'
  • 1886 - City of Johannesburg founded.
  • 1900 - 6,000 Texans killed in Galveston hurricane/tidal wave-American's worst natural disaster.
  • 1910 - World's first mid-air collision in Austria. The pilots were brothers.
  • 1935 - Frank Sinatra, 19, launches singing career with Hoboken Four on Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio.
  • 1940 - Marcel Ravidat discovers entrance to Lascaux cave in Montignac, France. Paintings revealed 9/12.
  • 1966 - 'Star Trek' starring William Shatner premieres on NBC-TV to low ratings and little interest.
  • 1971 - Prison revolt begins at Attica Prison, New York.
  • 1974 - Richard Nixon given Presidential pardon by Gerald Ford.
  • 1998 - Cincy Cardinal Mark McGwire hits 62nd homer in one season beating Roger Maris's 1961 record.
  • 2004 - Category 5 140mph Hurricane Ivan devastates Grenanda; most powerful in a decade; 12 dead 90% of homes in ruins.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Adrian

Holiday:

  • Birthday of Holy Virgin celebrated in both Latin and Greek Churches

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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