September 8 holidays in 2019

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Nativity of Mary
Lebanon Observance
International Literacy Day
- International
National Day
Andorra National Holiday
European Heritage Days (Day of the Open Monument)
Germany Observance
Day of the Homeland
Germany Observance
Nativity of Our Lady
Liechtenstein National Holiday
Fathers' Day
Multiple [Show] Observance
Day of the Workers in the Energy Sector
Turkmenistan Observance
Turkmen Bakhshi Day
Turkmenistan Observance
Day of Asturias
Spain (Asturias) Local Holiday
Day of Extremadura
Spain (Extremadura) Local Holiday
Virgin of the Victory
Spain (Melilla) Local Holiday
The Feast of Our Lady of Victories
Malta National Holiday
Independence Day
Macedonia, republic of National Holiday
Knabenschiessen
Switzerland (Zurich) Observance
Kosrae Liberation Day
Micronesia Local Holiday
National Grandparents Day
United states Observance

Historical Events on September 8

  • 1100: Antipope Theodoric is elected after Antipope Clement dies.
  • 1253: Stanislaus of Szczepanów canonizes Pope Innocent IV. Pope Innocent IV had been killed by King Boleslaw II.
  • 1504: The statue of David – sculpted by Michelangelo – is unveiled to the public in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy.
  • 1514: Polish and Lithuanian forces defeat Russian forces during the Battle of Orsha – a battle that’s considered to be one of the biggest battles of the 16th
  • 1565: The 1st governor of Florida – Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés – founds St. Augustine, Florida on this day.
  • 1727: During a puppet show in the rustic village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, a fire erupts at a barn fire and quickly spreads. Almost 80 people are killed – including a number of small children.
  • 1755: The Battle of Lake George begins on this day during the French and Indian War.
  • 1756: The Kittanning Expedition occurs during the French and Indian War on this day.
  • 1781: One of the last important battles to occur in the South during the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Eutaw ends. It was a small tactical victory for British forces.
  • 1793: The Battle of Hondschoote begins during the French Revolutionary War.
  • 1926: The League of Nations admits Germany.
  • 1930: A marketing campaign for Scotch tape is began by 3M.
  • 1941: German forces attack the city of Leningrad, Russia – thereby beginning the Siege of Leningrad.
  • 1943: The United States Army Air Forces bomb German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean Zone in Frascati, Italy.
  • 1943: The Allies announce their armistice with Italy during WWII.
  • 1944: London is hit with the first V-2 rocket fired by German forces during World War II.

Famous Birthdays on September 8

  • American author Grace Metalious is born in 1924.
  • English comedian and actor Peter Sellers is born in 1925.
  • English soldier and politician John Garrett is born in 1931.
  • American singer-songwriter Patsy Cline is born in 1932.
  • American author and poet Jack Prelutsky is born in 1940.
  • American politician Bernie Sanders is born in 1941.
  • English author and journalist Judith Hann is born in 1942.
  • American singer-songwriter Pink is born in 1979.
  • English journalist Kate Abdo is born in 1981.

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Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

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Arbor Day

Memorial Day