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.


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


(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:

(September 8, 1991)
North Macedonia Independence Day.

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