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Saturday, September 8, 2012

A spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry calls Canada's Friday decision to sever all diplomatic ties hasty and radical. A senior Islamic Consultative Assembly member describes the decision as hostile. //www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/09/07/pol-baird-canada-iran-embassy.html (CBC) //www.mfa.gov.ir/NewsShow.aspx?id=5575menu=108lang=en (Communiqué) //www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=284295 ("The Jerusalem Post") //news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/08/c_131836803.htm (Xinhua)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

At least 85 Hindu pilgrims have died after a lorry accident in India. (Wikinews) //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6984855.stm (BBC)
Leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Sydney considers an aspirational climate change target of a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. //www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081sid=a7BkPOtjOcZorefer=australia (Bloomberg)
Thousands of people march through central Sydney with the New South Wales Police Force making five arrests with two police officers injured. //www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/08/2027564.htm (ABC News Australia)

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 systems.
A bomb blast outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, kills 11 and injures up to 100 people.

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

USAir Flight 427, a Boeing 737 with 132 people on board, crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport there are no survivors.

Sunday, September 8, 1991

The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.

Monday, September 8, 1986

The worldwide premiere of "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Saturday, September 8, 1979

México recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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

Guinea recognizes East Germany.
Elvis Presley begins his first concert tour since 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
September 10 ndash The Jordanian government and Palestinian guerillas make truces they keep breaking.
The Chevrolet Vega is introduced.
Cambodian government forces break the siege of Kompong Tho after 3 months.

Thursday, September 8, 1966

"Star Trek", the classic science fiction television series, debuts on NBC-TV with its first episode, titled The Man Trap.

Saturday, September 8, 1962

Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.

Thursday, September 8, 1960

In Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (which had been activated by NASA on July 1).
The countries of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela form OPEC.
Colonel Joseph Mobutu takes power in Republic of the Congo via a military coup.

Wednesday, September 8, 1954

The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established in Bangkok, Thailand.

Monday, September 8, 1952

CBC Toronto debuts.

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.
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.
Frascati bombing raid September 8, 1943: The USAAF bombs the German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone.
Czech resistance fighter Julius Fučík is executed by the Nazis.
The first classes commence at Grace University.

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.
Aloha Tower is officially dedicated at Honolulu Harbor in the Territory of Hawai'i.

Saturday, September 8, 1923

Honda Point Disaster: Seven U.S. Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast.

Wednesday, September 8, 1920

Gabriele d'Annunzio proclaims the Italian Regency of Carnaro in the city of Fiume.

Wednesday, September 8, 1915

WWI: A Zeppelin raid destroys No.61 Farringdon Road, London. It Is rebuilt in 1917 and called The Zeppelin Building.

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

A powerful hurricanehitsGalveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.

Tuesday, September 8, 1885

Monday, September 8, 1879

The Octagon fire claims 12 victims in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Thursday, September 8, 1864

Delegates from the Canadian colonies meet at the Charlottetown Conference to discuss the Canadian Confederation.

Saturday, 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 6-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria.

Thursday, September 8, 1796

Sunday, September 8, 1771

In California, 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

An earthquake in Brabant of scale 5.8 is felt across the Low Countries, Germany and England.

Wednesday, September 8, 1655

Monday, September 8, 1642

Thomas Granger 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)

September 16 ndash Siege of Hikida, Siege of Ichijō ga dani in Japan: The Asakura clan is eliminated by Oda Nobunaga.

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)

Battle of Tumu Fortress: The OiratMongols defeat the Ming Dynasty army and capture the Zhengtong Emperor of China the latter is officially deposed while his brother ascends as the Jingtai Emperor the next year.

Sunday, August 30, 1439 (Julianian calendar)

Cardinal Giovanni Vitelleschi captures Foligno, ending Trinci's signoria.

Tuesday, August 30, 1429 (Julianian calendar)

Joan of Arc leads an unsuccessful attack on Paris and is wounded.

Friday, August 31, 1380 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces under Grand Prince Dmitri Donskoi of Moscow resist a large invasion by the Blue Horde, Lithuania and Ryazan, stopping their advance at Kulikovo.

Saturday, August 31, 1331 (Julianian calendar)

Stefan Dusan declares himself king of Serbia.

Sunday, September 1, 1140 (Julianian calendar)

Camaldolite monk Gratian founds the science of Canon law with the publication of the "Decretum Gratiani".
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.
Sephardi Jewish philosopher Judah Halevi, having completed the "Kuzari", arrives in Alexandria on a pilgrimage to Palestine.
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