Historical Events In September - 08
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1910 Gella Allaert, Flemish actress (La Round) on this day in history.
1912 Alexander Mackendrick, Boston, director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy) on this day in history.
1914 SS Oceanic,a White Star Liner, built in 1899. She was the first ship to exceed the length of the Great Eastern, at 704 ft overall. After being requistioned on the outbreak of the First World War as an armed merchant cruiser, she was attached to the 10th cruiser squadron of the Royal Navy. On the 8th September, in thick fog, she ran aground on rocks on Foula Island, Shetlands where she became a total loss and was eventually broken up. She had a crew of 400 on board at the time of her accident, all of whom were resued by the Trawler Glenogil on September - 08.
1914 On this day in history the birth of Robert Wise, American film director
1914 British trader Oceanic sinks off Scotland on September - 08.
1914 Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians) on September - 08.
1914 On this day in history william E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74
1915 Assn of Negro Life & History founded on September - 08.
1915 Frank Cady, actor (Mr Drucker-Green Acres) on September - 08.
1917 Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74 on September - 08.
1918 Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969) on this day in history.
1919 On September - 08 babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25
1919 David Johan Kvandal, composer on September - 08.
1920 On this day in history air mail service between New York and San Francisco begins.
1920 On September - 08 uS Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)
1921 1st Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman of Washington DC) on September - 08.
1921 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia) on September - 08.
1922 Lyndon LaRouche, American presidental candidate (1980) on this day in history.
1923 Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost on September - 08.
1923 On this day in history alan Weeks, sports commentator
1924 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador on September - 08.
1924 Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- ) on this day in history.
1925 On this day in history alexander Nikolayevich Kholminov, composer
1926 On this day in history germany is admitted into the League of Nations.
1926 On this day in history league of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany
1930 On September - 08 nYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew
1930 On September - 08 the first appearance of the comic strip "Blondie"
1930 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie" on September - 08.
1933 On September - 08 spain's 2nd govt of Azaña forms
1933 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1934 On September - 08 134 die in a fire aboard the liner Morro Castle off NJ
1934 On this day in history 54th US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Wilmer L Allison (64 63 16 86)
1935 On this day in history willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)
1935 On this day in history carl Austin Weiss, murderer of Sen Huey Long, shot down