On This Day — September 8
September 8th is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
On this day in history:
1504 – Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
1888 – In London, the body of Jack the Ripper’s second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.
1900 – A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
1944 – London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.
1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, “The Man Trap”.
1974 – US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa turns 29
American Singer-Songwriter Pink turns 37
US Senator and Former Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders turns 75
Swedish DJ Avicii turns 27
The Hobbit Star Martin Freeman turns 45
Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges turns 62
Actor and one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette turns 45
Happy Birthday to all September 8th babies!