A Bouncing Baby Boy Was Born
From Byzantium's Shores I steal this mini-meme. Historic events that occurred on my birthday, September 8.
(From a Wikipedia list)
1504 - Michaelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
1636 - The first college in the US is established (today's Harvard)
1900 - Hurricane kills 8,000 people in Galveston, Texas.
1921 - First Miss America crowned.
1941 - Siege of Leningrad begins in World War II.
1943 - Eisenhower announces Allied armistice with Italy.
1966 - First episode of Star Trek airs.
1974 (the day I was born) - Ford pardons Nixon.
1998 - McGuire breaks Maris' single-season home run record.
Notables born on September 8 - King Richard I of England, Antonin Dvorak, Sid Caesar, Lyndon LaRouche, Peter Sellars, Patcy Cline, Michael Frayn, Aimee Mann, Pink, Latrell Sprewell.
Notables who died on September 8 - Richard Strauss, Dorothy Dandridge, Zero Mostel, Leni Riefenstahl, Frank Thomas.