218 days before today

Today is April 13th, 2024 (Saturday), so 218 days before today would be:

September 8th, 2023 (Friday)

Time Zone: America/New_York (GMT-04:00)

• Day numbers: 251

• Week number: 36

• Leap year: 2023 is not a leap year

• Daylight Saving Time: Yes

• Sunrise time: 06:45 am

• Sunset time: 07:33 pm

• Day length: 12h 48m

• Source: suntoday.org

• Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

• Illumination: 30%

• Moon Age: 24.04 day(s)

• Source: mooninfo.org

September 8th, 2023 Holidays and National Days

September 8th, in History

USAir Flight 427 crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people aboard; subsequent investigation leads to changes in manufacturing practices and pilot training.
Macedonian Independence Day; voters overwhelmingly approve referendum to form the Republic of Macedonia, independent of Yugoslavia.
Wildfires in Yellowstone National Park in the US, the world’s first national park, force evacuation of the historic Old Faithful Inn; visitors and employees evacuate but the inn is saved.
President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard M. Nixon for any crimes arising from the Watergate scandal he may have committed while in office.
The Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC with a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
Penguin Books in Britain is charged with obscenity for trying to publish the D.H. Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
President Dwight Eisenhower dedicates NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The United States, Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Thailand sign the mutual defense treaty that established the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
Japanese representatives sign a peace treaty in San Francisco.
Korea is partitioned by the Soviet Union and the United States.