September 8

September 8 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on September 8, include:

  • Another Look Unlimited Day - September 8, 2020 (Day after Labor Day)
  • International Literacy Day 
  • National Actors Day 
  • National Ampersand Day 
  • National Ants on a Log - September 8, 2020 (Second Tuesday in September)
  • National Date Nut Bread Day 
  • Pardon Day 
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day 
  • Star Trek Day 
  • Telephone Tuesday - September 8, 2020 (Tuesday after Labor Day)
  • Virgin Mary Day 
  • World Physical Therapy Day

2020 Weekly Holidays that include September 8, are:

  • International Air Ambulance Week - September 5-12, 2020
  • National Biscuit and Gravy Week - September 6-12, 2020 (Second Week of September)
  • National Environmental Services Week - September 4-8, 2020
  • National Payroll Week - September 7-11, 2020 (First Mon-Fri Week in September)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week - September 6-12, 2020 (always has Sept. 10th in the week) 
  • National Waffle Week - September 6-12, 2020  (First Week of September)
  • Play Days - September 8-12, 2020 (Tuesday - Saturday after Labor Day)
  • Sobriety Checkpoint Week - September 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week in September)
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week - September 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week of September)

2020 Monthly Holidays that include September 8, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our September Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of September.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • US Open Tennis Championships - August 31 - September 13, 2020
  • Miss America Pageant - September 8, 2020

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 8 is Virgo.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of September are:

  • Aster - symbols of powerful love.
  • Morning Glory - simple symbols of affection.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for September is Sapphires:

  • Sapphires have a centuries long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1925 - Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Pink Panther movies) (d. 1980)
  • 1932 - Patsy Cline, American singer, songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)
  • 1979 - Pink, American singer, songwriter, producer and actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1997 - Derek Taylor, English journalist, author, and Press Officer of The Beatles (b. 1932)
  • 2008 - Ralph Plaisted, American explorer (b. 1927)
  • 2014 - S. Truett Cathy, American businessman who founded Chick-fil-A (b. 1921)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1864 - U.S. Businessman and co-founder of Standard Oil Company, John D. Rockefeller marries abolitionist Laura Spelman
  • 1897 Confederate General James Longstreet marries Helen Dortch
  • 1953 - Actress Lana Turner marries actor Lex Barker (Tarzan of the Apes)
  • 1987 - NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice marries Jacqueline Mitchell


Quote of the Day

Let's have Marvelous Adventures together!

Let's have Marvelous Adventures together!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The month of September is Ethnic Foods Month! Find out healthy diet habits for each culture!

The month of September is Ethnic Foods Month!

There are many great Restaurant Substitutions, that you can choose and still eat healthy while going out to eat.

Different restaurant cuisine choices, are available on almost every street corner in our cities. Many of us are unfamiliar with different cultures, and how they prepare their foods. What are healthy diet habits for each culture? 

Check out Kerry's Restaurant Substitutions choices on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

The month of September is Ethnic Foods Month! Find out healthy diet habits for each culture!

This Day in History

  • 1504 - Michelangelo's David is unveiled in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy
  • 1831 - The Battle of Warsaw ends the Polish insurrection
  • 1860 - The steamship PS Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, killing 300 people
  • 1883 - The Norther Pacific Railway is completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana when former President Ulysses S. Grant drives in the final golden spike
  • 1888 - Annie Chapman's body, Jack the Ripper's second murder victim is discovered in London
  • 1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited
  • 1900 - A hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing approximately 8,000 people
  • 1921 - A sixteen year old, Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy. Pageant officials later called her the first Miss America
  • 1923 - Nine U.S. Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast at Honda Point, seven are lost and twenty three sailors are killed
  • 1926 - Germany is admitted to the League of Nations
  • 1930 - 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape
  • 1934 - The passenger liner SS Morro Castle has a fire off the coast of New Jersey that kills 137 people
  • 1954 - The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization is established (SEATO)
  • 1966 - The first episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek premieres
  • 1971 - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated in Washington D.C.
  • 1974 - U.S. President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office
  • 1988 - Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time due to fires
  • 1991 - The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent
  • 1994 - US Air Flight 427 crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport in clear weather killing all 132 passengers/crew
  • 2004 - NASA's unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash lands when it's parachute fails to open

This Day in Music

  • 1993 - Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) perform together for the first time at Club Lingerie in Los Angeles
  • 2007 - Lynyrd Skynyrd is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame
  • 2017 - Hitchhiker by Neil Young is finally released forty one years after it was recorded

Come as You Are (Unplugged) by Nirvana


This Day in Sports

  • 1888 - The first six Football League matches are played in England
  • 1973 - Hank Aaron sets a record of the most HRs (709) in 1 league 

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Unstinted (adjective)

1. Not constrained, not restrained, or not confined.

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