This day in history - September 8

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This day in history - September 8.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, September 8, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on September 8 revolved around events relating to the Unveiling of Michelangelo's David, Foundation of St. Augustine, Florida, Burwell Barn Fire, Marriage of King George III, Sinking of PS Lady Elgin, Finding of Jack the Ripper's second victim, Great Galveston Hurricane, Dedication of the Marshall Space Flight Centre, Pardon of Richard Nixon and Closing of Yellowstone National Park. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Michelangelo, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Unfortunately not recorded, King George III and Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Captain Wilson, Jack the Ripper and Annie Chapman, Joseph D. Sayers and William McKinley, Dwight D. Eisenhower and George C. Marshall, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

Unveiling of Michelangelo's David - September 8, 1504: On this day in history, September 8, 1504, significant events took place today in Florence, Italy, respecting the Unveiling of Michelangelo's David. The marble statue of a standing nude male was a representation of the biblical David. Sculpted by Michelangelo, it took more than 2 years to be completed and was unveiled outside the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1504 were Michelangelo. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Unveiling of Michelangelo's David *** Date: September 8, 1504 *** Place: Florence, Italy *** Category: Art *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of St. Augustine, Florida - September 8, 1565: On this day in history, September 8, 1565, important events took place today in Florida, USA, surrounding the Foundation of St. Augustine, Florida. Originally named San Agustín, St. Augustine was founded in Florida by Florida's first Governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1565 were Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Foundation of St. Augustine, Florida *** Date: September 8, 1565 *** Place: Florida, USA *** Category: Settlement *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Burwell Barn Fire - September 8, 1727: On this day in history, September 8, 1727, critical events took place today in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England, regarding the Burwell Barn Fire. A puppet show visited Burwell and performed the show in a barn near the centre of the village. When the audience had entered the barn the doors were nailed shut to prevent any more entering. During the show a lantern outside the barn was knocked over and it set fire to the hay inside. With no way to escape, 27 adults and 51 children perished in the fire. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1727 were Unfortunately not recorded. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Burwell Barn Fire *** Date: September 8, 1727 *** Place: Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Marriage of King George III - September 8, 1761: On this day in history, September 8, 1761, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Marriage of King George III. Just under a year after the unmarried King George III came to the throne, he married Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in St. James Palace, Westminster. The couple had met for the first time less than six hours earlier. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1761 were King George III and Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Marriage of King George III *** Date: September 8, 1761 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Royalty *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of PS Lady Elgin - September 8, 1860: On this day in history, September 8, 1860, significant events took place today in Lake Michigan, USA, respecting the Sinking of PS Lady Elgin. While sailing from Chicago to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the early hours of September 8, the Passenger Ship Lady Elgin was rammed by a schooner, Augusta of Oswego. The Lady Elgin was holed below the waterline and despite the actions of Captain Wilson, she broke up and sank with the loss of 300 lives. Believing that the Lady Elgin was safe, the Augusta of Oswego made her way to Chicago. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1860 were Captain Wilson. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Sinking of PS Lady Elgin *** Date: September 8, 1860 *** Place: Lake Michigan, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Finding of Jack the Ripper's second victim - September 8, 1888: On this day in history, September 8, 1888, crucial events took place today in Whitechapel, London, England, relating to the Finding of Jack the Ripper's second victim. At approximately 6.00 am on the morning of September 8, the body of Annie Chapman was found in Whitechapel. The second victim of Jack the Ripper, she was found with her throat and abdomen cut. Her intestines had been pulled out and thrown over her shoulders. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1888 were Jack the Ripper and Annie Chapman. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Finding of Jack the Ripper's second victim *** Date: September 8, 1888 *** Place: Whitechapel, London, England *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Great Galveston Hurricane - September 8, 1900: On this day in history, September 8, 1900, important events took place today in Galveston, Texas, USA, surrounding the Great Galveston Hurricane. A hurricane battered Galveston with winds of 100 miles per hour and a storm surge that crossed the whole island. Many buildings were completely destroyed and approximately 8,000 people were killed. News of the disaster didn't reach Texas Governor Jospeh D. Sayers and President William McKinley until September 10. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1900 were Joseph D. Sayers and William McKinley. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Great Galveston Hurricane *** Date: September 8, 1900 *** Place: Galveston, Texas, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Dedication of the Marshall Space Flight Centre - September 8, 1960: On this day in history, September 8, 1960, important events took place today in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, surrounding the Dedication of the Marshall Space Flight Centre. The Marshall Space Flight Centre, named after General of the Army George C. Marshall, was activated on July 1, 1960 and dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 8. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1960 were Dwight D. Eisenhower and George C. Marshall. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Dedication of the Marshall Space Flight Centre *** Date: September 8, 1960 *** Place: Huntsville, Alabama, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Pardon of Richard Nixon - September 8, 1974: On this day in history, September 8, 1974, momentous events took place today in Washington DC, USA, with regard to the Pardon of Richard Nixon. President Gerald Ford granted Former President Richard Nixon a full, free and absolute pardon for his part in the Watergate Scandal. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1974 were Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Pardon of Richard Nixon *** Date: September 8, 1974 *** Place: Washington DC, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Closing of Yellowstone National Park - September 8, 1988: On this day in history, September 8, 1988, critical events took place today in Yellowstone National Park, USA, regarding the Closing of Yellowstone National Park. In the summer of 1988, several small fires had ignited in the Yellowstone National Park. This was nothing new and the park policy of 'doing nothing' was adopted. Due to the lack of rain and high winds that summer, the fires began to spread, resulting in fire fighters being called in. The fires led to the park being closed for the first time in it's history, on September 8. President Ronald Reagan stated that he hadn't known about the fires until September 14. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 8, 1988 were Ronald Reagan. Facts on this day in History September 8: Events on this day in history: Closing of Yellowstone National Park *** Date: September 8, 1988 *** Place: Yellowstone National Park, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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