September 8 in History
What happened on September 8 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 8 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 8 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.
Germany’s V-2 offensive against England begins.
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana is shot to death in the state capitol, allegedly by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, Jr.
Germany is admitted into the League of Nations.
Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is named the first Miss America.
Germany begins a new offensive in Argonne on the Western Front.
Robert Turner invents the automatic typewriter return carriage.
Between 30,000 and 50,000 Bulgarian men, women and children are massacred in Monastir by Turkish troops seeking to check a threatened Macedonian uprising.
Confederate Lieutenant Dick Dowling thwarts a Union naval landing at Sabine Pass, northeast of Galveston, Texas.
A French column surrenders at Sidi Brahim in the Algerian War.
The French surrender the city of Montreal to the British.
British forces under William Johnson defeat the French and the Indians at the Battle of Lake George.
The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British fleet that sails into its harbor. Five years later, the British change the name to New York.
John Endecott arrives with colonists at Salem, Massachusetts, where he will become the governor.
Spanish explorers found St. Augustine, Florida, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States.
The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman re-enters Budapest and establishes John Zapolya as the puppet king of Hungary.
Michelangelo’s 13-foot marble statue of David is unveiled in Florence, Italy.