Today in History, English
Today in History, English

102181September 8Event1756 – French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
102182September 8Event1761 – Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
102183September 8Event1775 – The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta.
102184September 8Event1781 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.
102185September 8Event1793 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
102186September 8Event1796 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
102187September 8Event1810 – The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor'
102188September 8Event1831 – William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
102189September 8Event1831 – November Uprising: Battle of Warsaw ends, effectively ending the Insurrection.
102190September 8Event1860 – The steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.
102191September 8Event1862 – Millennium of Russia monument unveiled in Novgorod.
102192September 8Event1863 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass: On the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
102193September 8Event1883 – The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.
102194September 8Event1888 – In Spain, the first travel of Isaac Peral's submarine, was the first practical submarine ever made.
102195September 8Event1888 – In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.
102196September 8Event1888 – In England the first six Football League matches are played.
102197September 8Event1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
102198September 8Event1900 – Galveston Hurricane of 1900: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
102199September 8Event1914 – World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
102200September 8Event1921 – Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
102201September 8Event1923 – Honda Point disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.
102202September 8Event1925 – Rif War: Spanish forces including troops from the Foreign Legion under Colonel Francisco Franco landing at Al Hoceima (Northern Morocco).
102203September 8Event1926 – Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
102204September 8Event1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
102205September 8Event1933 – Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq.
102206September 8Event1934 – Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people.
102207September 8Event1935 – US Senator from Louisiana Huey Long, nicknamed "Kingfish", is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building.
102208September 8Event1941 – World War II: Siege of Leningrad begins. German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union's second-largest city, Leningrad.
102209September 8Event1943 – World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati is bombed by USAAF.
102210September 8Event1943 – World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.

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