September 8: Historical Events On This Day in History

What are the most famous historical events? September 8: Historical Events On This Day in History


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September 8 Historical Events On This Day in History

What are the most famous historical events?

  • 1380  Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow’s great monarch Dimitri beats Mongols beginning the decline of the Tatars
  • 1504  Michelangelo’s statue of David is unveiled in Florence
  • 1522  Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing the 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)
  • 1565  1st permanent European settlement in the US founded at St. Augustine, Florida
  • 1664  Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers
  • 1970  Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • 1986  “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is first broadcast nationally

 


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