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Events and People Who Made History on September 8

11th Century

1024 - Duke Koenraad II chosen German king

12th Century

1141 - Battle of Samarkand: Yelutashi defeats Islams
1156 - Henry II Jasormigott leaves Bavaria

13th Century

1276 - John XXI elected Pope

14th Century

1303 - Anagni: French king Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII
1380 - Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow's great monarch Dimitri beats Mongols
1380 - Russians defeat Tatars at Kulikovo, beginning decline of Tatars

16th Century

1514 - Battle at Ozra: Polish/Latvia army beats Russians
1522 - Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completes 1st circumnavigation of globe, expedition begins under Ferdinand Magellan
1536 - Earl of Nassau disbands siege of Peronne
1545 - English earl Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland
1553 - City of Lichfield, England forms
1563 - Maximilian chosen king of Hungary
1565 - 1st permanent settlement in U.S. forms (St. Augustine, Florida)
1565 - Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese and Knights of St. John

17th Century

1628 - Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet
1655 - Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Warsaw
1664 - Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers
1689 - China and Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)

18th Century

1713 - Pope Clemens XI publishes degree "Unigenitus" against Jansenism"
1755 - Battle at Lake George: English army beats France
1760 - French army gives Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
1771 - Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California
1796 - Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians

19th Century

1833 - Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires
1847 - U.S. under General Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey
1854 - With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks
1855 - Crimean war - assault of Malakof Tower under Mac-Mahon
1858 - Lincoln makes a speech about when you can fool people
1860 - Loss of steamer, "Lady Elgin"
1863 - Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces
1863 - Federal troops reconquer the Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
1868 - New York Athletic Club forms
1883 - New York Giants score 13 runs in an inning against Phillies
1883 - Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont
1892 - 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
1899 - British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal South Africa

20th Century

1900 - 6,000 killed when a hurricane and tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas
1905 - Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base and lose to Reds 8-3
1907 - Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
1914 - British trader Oceanic sinks off Scotland
1919 - Babe Ruth hits his 26th home run off Jack Quinn in New York, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 home run mark of 25
1920 - U.S. Air Mail service begins (New York City to San Francisco)
1921 - 1st Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman of Washington D.C.)
1924 - Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
1926 - League of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany
1930 - 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
1930 - New York City public schools begin teaching Hebrew
1930 - Richard Drew creates Scotch tape
1933 - Spain's 2nd government of Azana forms
1934 - 54th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Wilmer L Allison (64 63 16 86)
1934 - Bradman scores 132 vs. Leveson-Gower XI, 90 minutes, 24 fours 1 six
1934 - Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle for New Jersey catches fire, 133 die
1935 - Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)
1936 - Princess Juliana and German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld get engaged
1937 - Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens
1937 - Yankees trailing 6-1 in 9th, score 8 to beat Boston 9-6
1939 - Franklin D. Roosevelt declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe
1939 - General Von Reichenaus pantzer division reaches suburbs of Warsaw
1939 - Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
1939 - Yankees beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
1941 - Blockade of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) by Germany begins
1941 - Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania is exterminated
1943 - General Eisenhower announce unconditional surrender of Italy in WW II
1943 - Lieutenant-general Bradley flies to Carthago/Algiers Sicily
1943 - New York Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
1944 - 1st V-2 rockets land in London and Antwerp
1944 - Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany
1945 - Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged
1945 - U.S. invades Japanese-held Korea
1946 - 60th U.S. Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Patricia Canning (119 63)
1946 - 66th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown, Jr. (97 63 60)
1946 - Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
1946 - Bulgaria ends monarchy
1946 - Jack Kramer wins U.S. Tennis Open
1946 - San Francisco 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to New York Yankees 21-7
1947 - British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis
1948 - British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
1951 - Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF)
1951 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex
1952 - 72nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank A Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (61 62 63)
1952 - Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man and Sea" published
1953 - "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater New York for 6 performances
1953 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona
1954 - Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to New York City for WINS radio
1954 - SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communists in Asia
1955 - Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)
1956 - Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks
1957 - 77th U.S. Mens Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (108 75 64)
1957 - Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite"
1957 - Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV
1958 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
1958 - Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
1958 - Paul Anka opens Asian tour in Tokyo
1960 - East Germany limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners
1962 - Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
1962 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1963 - 77th U.S. Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64)
1963 - 83rd U.S. Mens Tennis: R H Osuna beats Frank Froehling III (75 64 62)
1963 - Algerian population accepts constitution
1963 - Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
1963 - Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys
1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
1965 - Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana and Florida
1965 - KC A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game
1966 - Star Trek premieres on NBC-TV
1966 - "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
1967 - Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10
1967 - Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic
1968 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1968 - "Funny Girl" with Barbra Striesand premieres
1968 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
1968 - Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
1969 - 2nd U.S. Tennis Open smallest session - 3708 (men's singles final-rain)
1969 - 89th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)
1969 - Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
1969 - U.S. amateur Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
1971 - John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington D.C.
1972 - Chicago Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year
1972 - Jim Ryan (U.S.) and Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide and fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold
1973 - 87th U.S. Womens Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley (76 57 62)
1973 - Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers
1973 - Hank Aaron sets record of most home runs in 1 league (709)
1973 - Rebecca Ann King (Colorado), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
1974 - 88th U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Evonne Goolagong (36 63 75)
1974 - 94th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)
1974 - Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)
1974 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1974 - President Gerald Ford pardons former President R Nixon of all federal crimes
1975 - Boston begins court ordered busing of public schools
1975 - Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
1976 - Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam
1977 - Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
1977 - Jimmy McCullough quits Wings
1978 - 2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 13-2
1978 - Irani army shoots on Khomeini followers in Teheran, 100s killed
1979 - Cheryl Prewitt of Mississippi, 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
1979 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
1982 - Dutch social dem party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
1983 - NASA launches RCA-6
1984 - 98th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris E L Mills (46 64 64)
1984 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41G mission
1985 - 105th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (76 63 64)
1985 - 7 die in a car and train crash in San Jose, California
1985 - Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hour women swim record of 42.05 miles in 25 meter pool
1985 - Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1985 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1985 - Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits
1985 - "USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers
1986 - Westinghouse sells Muzak
1987 - Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1988 - Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1988 - Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43 m (7' 11 ")
1988 - NL President Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commish
1989 - George Brett gets his 2,500th hit
1989 - Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk Belgium
1989 - Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)
1990 - 104th U.S. Womens Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (62 76)
1991 - 111th U.S. Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (62 64 60)
1991 - Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
1991 - Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
1991 - Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1992 - Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yankees beat Orioles 16-4
1992 - Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting in Dallas, Texas on KGEL-FM 97.1
1993 - Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL
1993 - Cheek Junxia wins world record ladies 10 km (29:31.78)
1993 - Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in 7-1 over Mets
1994 - Last U.S., British and French troops leave West-Berlin
1994 - Man shoots another man on IRT #4 train at Grand Central Station
1994 - MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
1994 - "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion New York City for 52 performances
1994 - U.S. Air Boeing 737 crashes at Pittsburgh Airport, killing all 132 on board
1995 - Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
1996 - 110th U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (75 64)
1996 - 116th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (61 64 76)
1996 - 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker wins
1996 - "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
1996 - Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
1996 - Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
1996 - Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1996 - Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
1998 - Mark McGwire breaks Roger Marris' 62 home run record for a season, and goes on to hit 70 home runs for the 1998 season


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