September 8 Historical Events
The following events took place on September 8. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 75 events. Showing 1 - 30.
- 70Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem.
- 617Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui Dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang Dynasty.
- 1100Election of Antipope Theodoric.
- 1253Pope Innocent IV canonised Stanisław of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II.
- 1264The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
- 1271John XXI chosen as Pope.
- 1331Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
- 1380Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
- 1504Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
- 1514Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
- 1551The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
- 1565St. Augustine, Florida was founded by Spanish admiral and Florida’s first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.
- 1565The Knights of Malta lift the Ottoman siege of Malta that began on May 18.
- 1612The foundation day in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.
- 1655Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.
- 1727A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
- 1755French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
- 1756French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
- 1761Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
- 1775The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war’s last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.
- 1793French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
- 1796French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
- 1810The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor’s newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-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, Oregon.
- 1831William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 1831November Uprising: Battle of Warsaw ends, effectively ending the Insurrection.
- 1860The steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.
- 1862Millennium of Russia monument unveiled in Novgorod.
- 1863American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass: On the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
- 1883The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final “golden spike” in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.
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