Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 8

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This is a list of selected September 8 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 8, 2019 featured article or the September 8, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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International Literacy Day; primary sources
Our Lady of Meritxell Day in Andorra; refimprove
Victory Day in Pakistan (1965) refimprove
Independence Day in the Republic of Macedonia (1991); unreferenced section
1331Stefan Dušan of the House of Nemanjić was crowned King of Serbia. unreferenced section
1504David, a marble sculpture by Michelangelo portraying the biblical King David in the nude, was unveiled in Florence, Italy. refimprove section
1514Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars: The combined forces of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland defeated the larger army of the Grand Duchy of Moscow in Orsha, present-day Belarus. refimprove
1664 – Two days after having been ceded to England, New Amsterdam was renamed "New York" in honor of the Duke of York, in whose name it had been captured. date not cited, refimprove section
1831William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen were crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Adelaide: refimprove/unreferenced sections
1888 – The inaugural season of The Football League in England, the oldest professional league competition in world football (soccer), began with twelve member clubs. unreferenced section
1923 – Twenty-three sailors died when nine U.S. Navy destroyers ran aground off the coast of California in the Honda Point disaster. unreferenced section
1935U.S. Senator Huey Long was fatally shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. refimprove section
1941World War II: German forces severed the last land connection to Leningrad, beginning a 28-month siege that would result in the deaths of over 1 million of the city's civilians from starvation, making it one of the most lethal battles in world history. refimprove section
1944World War II: Germany began launching V-2 rocket attacks against Paris and London. Featured on October 3, refimprove section
1951 – The Treaty of San Francisco Featured on April 28, date when it came into force
1994USAir Flight 427 crashed on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, resulting in 132 deaths and one of the longest accident investigations in aviation history. unreferenced section
2004 – The NASA spacecraft Genesis crash-landed in Utah after having successfully collected a sample of solar wind. refimprove section
Amy Robsart (d. 1560) unreferenced section (Ancestry)


Sabrina Sidney (d. 1843) · Margaret Hodge (b. 1944)


September 8: Victory Day in Malta

Severn Bridge
Severn Bridge

Anne Catherine Emmerich (b. 1774) · Inez Knight Allen (b. 1876) · Derek Taylor (d. 1997)

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