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On This Day

September 8

International Literacy Day

1504 David a statue by Michelangelo is unveiled at the Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

1565 The Ottoman siege of Malta is won by The Knights of Malta

1921 Margaret Gorman is the first Miss America crowned

1926 Germany joins the League Of Nations

1930 Blondie the comic strip is first published

1930 Scotch Tape is invented by Richard Drew

1952 The Old Man & The Sea a novel by Ernest Hemingway is published

1966 On NBC TV Star Trek premieres

1973 Star Trek the Animated Series premiers

1973 Hank Aaron hits his 709 home run setting a new record

1974 President Gerald Ford pardons the crimes of Richard Nixon

1986 The first national broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show

1991 Macedonia votes in favour of separating from Yugoslavia

1993 The film True Romance premiere in LA directed by Tony Scott written by Quentin Tarantino Starring Michael Rapaport, Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson , Patricia Arquette & Christian Slater.

1994 MTV music awards are held Cryin By Aerosmith wins video of the year Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley kiss on stage

1996 At the 48th Emmy Awards Friends wins Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series

1999 The film American Beauty premieres starring Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Annette Bening

Happy Birthday

1915 Frank Candy actor

1925 Peter Sellers actor

1932 Patsy Cline musician

1941 Bernie Sanders politician

1945 Ron Mackernan aka Pigen of the band Grateful Dead

1945 Rogie Vachon former NHL goaltender

1954 Mark Lindsay Chapman actor in Max Headroom

1964 Raven Pro Wrestler Podcaster 1 x WCW United States Heavyweight Championship.

1971 Martin Freeman actor starred in Ali G Indahouse, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz, The Hobbit fim series , Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock , Fargo & Black Panther.

1971 Davis Arquette former WCW Heavyweight Champion. Actor who starred in Scream, & Ready to Rumble

1975 Larenz Tate actor Rescue Me, Menace II Society, The Wonder Years

1979 Pink singer actress

1985 Yendi Phillips model

1987 Wiz Khalifa rapper

1988 Chantal Jones model actress

1993 Pepi Sonuga actress

2002 Gaten Matarazzo actor Stranger Things,desc


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