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September 08: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On September 8, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 251st day is September 8. The body of Jack the Ripper’s second victim was discovered on this day, the Pledge of Allegiance was uttered for the first time, and Yellowstone National Park was closed for the first time due to fires.

Virgo is the zodiac sign for September 8. Pink, Bernie Sanders, and Wiz Khalifa all have famous birthdays. On September 8, German Language Day and International Literacy Day coincide.

Event

(September 08, 1429)
On this day in 1429, Joan of Arc, a peasant girl who felt she was acting under heavenly guidance, sought to depose the Duke of Burgundy and seize Paris for the newly crowned King Charles VII.

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(September 08, 1930)
Richard Gurley Drew, an American inventor, designs Scotch tape. 3M launches the Scotch transparent tape onto the marketplace. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 08, 1974)
After resigning as president of the United States on August 8, 1974, Richard Nixon was pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 8, 1991)
North Macedonia Independence Day.

(September 08, 1998)
By hitting his 62nd home run of the season, Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals eclipsed Roger Maris' 1961 record for most home runs in a regular professional baseball season (he finished the season with 70 home runs).

(September 08, 2003)
Leni Riefenstahl, the German filmmaker who was possibly the finest and most influential female director of the twentieth century, died at the age of 101.

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(September 08, 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 after more than 70 years on the throne. Her eldest son, who will rule as King Charles III, succeeded her.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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