Historydraft LogoHistorydraft Logo HistorydraftbetaHistorydraft Logo Historydraftbeta

  • U.S.
    Sunday Sep 08, 1935

    Frank Sinatra

    The Major Bowes Amateur Hour

    U.S.
    Sunday Sep 08, 1935

    He got his first break in 1935 when his mother persuaded a local singing group, the 3 Flashes, to let him join. Fred Tamburro, the group's baritone, stated that "Frank hung around us like we were gods or something", admitting that they only took him on board because he owned a car and could chauffeur the group around. Sinatra soon learned they were auditioning for the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show, and "begged" the group to let him in on the act. With Sinatra, the group became known as the Hoboken Four, and passed an audition from Edward Bowes to appear on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show. They each earned $12.50 for the appearance, and ended up attracting 40,000 votes and won first prize—a six-month contract to perform on stage and radio across the United States.




  • Warsaw, Poland
    Friday Sep 08, 1939

    World War II

    German troops reached the suburbs of Warsaw

    Warsaw, Poland
    Friday Sep 08, 1939

    On 8 September, German troops reached the suburbs of Warsaw. Sight of Warsaw lasted from 8 to 28 September, Germany occupied Warsaw until 1945.




  • Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    Monday Sep 08, 1941

    World War II

    Siege of Leningrad

    Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    Monday Sep 08, 1941

    The siege of Leningrad was a military blockade undertaken from the south by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany against the Soviet city of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). The siege began on the 8 September 1941, when the Wehrmacht severed the last road to the city. Although Soviet forces managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the Red Army did not lift the siege until 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began.




  • Yunnan, China
    Friday Sep 08, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Mount Song

    Yunnan, China
    Friday Sep 08, 1944

    In September 1944, Chinese forces captured Mount Song and reopened the Burma Road.




  • Incheon, South Korea
    Saturday Sep 08, 1945

    Korean War

    Acceptance the Japanese surrender south of the 38th Parallel

    Incheon, South Korea
    Saturday Sep 08, 1945

    On 8 September 1945, US Lieutenant General John R. Hodge arrived in Incheon to accept the Japanese surrender south of the 38th Parallel.




  • China
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1954

    Mao Zedong

    The Chairman of the Central Military Commission

    China
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1954

    On September 8, 1954, Mao became the Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China.




  • Tylertown, Mississippi, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1954

    Ruby Bridges

    Birth

    Tylertown, Mississippi, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1954

    Bridges was the eldest of five children born to Abon and Lucille Bridges.


  • Cuba
    Friday Sep 08, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    14 Brigade prisoners were convicted of major crimes

    Cuba
    Friday Sep 08, 1961

    On 8 September 1961, 14 Brigade prisoners were convicted of torture, murder and other major crimes committed in Cuba before the invasion. Five were executed and nine others imprisoned for 30 years.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 08, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    Full, Free, and Absolute Pardon

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 08, 1974

    The Ford White House considered a pardon of Nixon, even though it would be unpopular in the country. Nixon, contacted by Ford emissaries, was initially reluctant to accept the pardon, but then agreed to do so. Ford insisted on a statement of contrition, but Nixon felt he had not committed any crimes and should not have to issue such a document. Ford eventually agreed, and on September 8, 1974, he granted Nixon a "full, free, and absolute pardon", which ended any possibility of an indictment.


  • Tehran, Iran
    Friday Sep 08, 1978

    Iranian Revolution

    Workers' strike at Tehran's main oil refinery

    Tehran, Iran
    Friday Sep 08, 1978

    On 9 September, 700 workers at Tehran's main oil refinery went on strike, and on 11 September the same occurred at refineries in five other cities.


  • Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1982

    Chumlee

    Birth

    Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1982

    Russell was born on September 8, 1982 in Henderson, Nevada.


  • Macedonia
    Sunday Sep 08, 1991

    Slobodan Milošević

    Seceding of the Republic of Macedonia

    Macedonia
    Sunday Sep 08, 1991

    Upon the Republic of Macedonia seceding in 1991, the FRY government declared Macedonia an "artificial nation" and it allied with Greece against the country, even suggesting a partition of the Republic of Macedonia between the FRY and Greece.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Operation Neretva 93

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1993

    At the beginning of September, the ARBiH launched an operation known as Operation Neretva 93 against the HVO in Herzegovina and central Bosnia, on a 200 km long front. It was one of their largest offensives in 1993.


  • Grabovica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Grabovica Killings

    Grabovica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1993

    During the night of 8/9 September, at least 13 Croat civilians were killed by the ARBiH in the Grabovica Killings.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Sep 08, 1995

    Bosnian War

    Operation Mistral 2

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Sep 08, 1995

    The HV-HVO secured over 2,500 square kilometers (970 square miles) of territory during Operation Mistral 2, including the towns of Jajce, Šipovo and Drvar.


  • Singapore
    Monday Sep 08, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS distinct infections case in Singapore

    Singapore
    Monday Sep 08, 2003

    On Sep 8, Singapore announced that a post-doctoral worker in a SARS research lab in the National University of Singapore had contracted the disease while working on another virus but recovered shortly thereafter.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Sep 08, 2006

    Vodafone

    A deal with Telecom Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Sep 08, 2006

    On 8 November 2006, the company announced a deal with Telecom Egypt, resulting in further co-operation in the Egyptian market and increasing its stake in Vodafone Egypt. After the deal, Vodafone Egypt was 55% owned by the group, while the remaining 45% was owned by Telecom Egypt.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 08, 2018

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Cortlandt Station

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 08, 2018

    The Cortlandt Street station on the New York City Subway's IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line was also in close proximity to the World Trade Center complex, and the entire station, along with the surrounding track, was reduced to rubble. The latter station was rebuilt and reopened to the public on September 8, 2018.


<