Saturday, September 8, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Typhoon Songda hits western Japan, killing 45 and injuring another 1,352.
In the Rathergate affair, the first Internet
posts appear, pointing out that documents claimed by CBS News
to be typewritten memos from the early 1970s appear instead to have been produced using modern word processing
Monday, September 8, 2003
"Occupation of Iraq": Declaring Iraq to be the central front in the war against terrorism, President Bush asks Congress for to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq as well as Afghanistan. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3088772.stm
Wednesday, September 8, 1999
The first of a series of Russian apartment bombings
occurs. Subsequent bombings occur on September 13 and 16, while a bombing on September 22 fails.
Thursday, September 8, 1994
Sunday, September 8, 1991
Monday, September 8, 1986
Saturday, September 8, 1979
Friday, September 8, 1978
Iranian Army troops open fire on rioters in Teheran
, killing 122, wounding 4,000.
Thursday, September 8, 1977
INTERPOL issues a resolution against the piracy of video tapes and other material, which is still cited in warnings on opening pre-credits of videocassettes and DVDs today.
Sunday, September 8, 1974
TWA Flight 841 crashes into the Ionian Sea 18 minutes after take off from Athens, after a bomb explodes in the cargo hold, and kills 88 people.
Wednesday, September 8, 1971
In Washington, DC, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass".
Tuesday, September 8, 1970
September 10 ndash The Jordanian government and Palestinian guerillas make truces they keep breaking.
n government forces break the siege of Kompong Tho after 3 months.
Thursday, September 8, 1966
Saturday, September 8, 1962
Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
Thursday, September 8, 1960
Wednesday, September 8, 1954
The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established in Bangkok, Thailand.
Monday, September 8, 1952
Friday, September 8, 1950
The Defense Production Act
is enacted into law in the U.S., shaping American military contracting for the next 60 years.
Sunday, September 8, 1946
Bulgaria is declared a People's Republic after a referendum King Simeon II leaves.
Friday, September 8, 1944
The French town of Menton
is liberated from Germany.
London is hit by a V-2
rocket for the first time.
Wednesday, September 8, 1943
United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the surrender of Italy to the Allies.
Czech resistance fighter Julius Fučík
is executed by the Nazis.
Monday, September 8, 1941
WWII ndash The Siege of Leningrad begins: German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union's second-largest city, Leningrad. Stalin orders the Volga Germans deported to Siberia.
Sunday, September 8, 1935
Carl Weiss kills Huey Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, in the Louisiana Capitol Building in Baton Rouge.
Saturday, September 8, 1934
Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner "Morro Castle" kills 134 people.
Bruno Richard Hauptmann is arrested in connection with the Lindbergh kidnapping case.
Wednesday, September 8, 1926
Weimar Republic joins the League of Nations.
Saturday, September 8, 1923
Honda Point Disaster: Seven U.S. Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast.
Wednesday, September 8, 1920
Wednesday, September 8, 1915
Tuesday, September 8, 1914
World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be excuted for desertion during the Great War.
Saturday, September 8, 1900
Tuesday, September 8, 1885
Monday, September 8, 1879
Thursday, September 8, 1864
Delegates from the Canadian colonies meet at the Charlottetown Conference to discuss the Canadian Confederation.
Saturday, September 8, 1810
Thursday, September 8, 1796
Sunday, September 8, 1771
, Fathers Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera found the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel in what is now San Gabriel, California
Tuesday, September 8, 1761
Monday, September 8, 1760
Seven Years' War: Jeffery Amherst captures Montreal.
Monday, September 8, 1727
A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell, Cambridgeshire
, England, kills 78 people, many of them children.
Monday, September 8, 1692
Wednesday, September 8, 1655
Monday, September 8, 1642
is executed by hanging at Plymouth, Massachusetts for confessing to numerous acts of bestiality.
Monday, September 8, 1636
A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes New College (Harvard University) as the first college founded in North America.
Saturday, August 29, 1573 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, August 29, 1565 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, August 29, 1514 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, the Belarusians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
Thursday, August 29, 1504 (Julianian calendar)
Michelangelo's sculpture of "David" is erected in Florence.
Saturday, August 30, 1449 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 30, 1439 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, August 30, 1429 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, August 31, 1380 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, August 31, 1331 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, September 1, 1140 (Julianian calendar)
The first Cistercian
monastery in Spain
is founded in Fitero
.ref name=Fletcher Reconquista The order enjoys a rapid expansion in the region in the following 15 years.