September 8 events in history

70 Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem
617 Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui Dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang Dynasty
1100 Election of Antipope Theodoric
1253 Pope Innocent IV canonised Stanisław of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II
1264 The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland
1271 John XXI chosen as Pope
1331 Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
1380 Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance
1504 Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence
1514 Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army
1551 The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil
1565 The Knights of Malta lift the Turkish siege of Malta that began on May 18
1655 Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army
1727 A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children
1755 French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George
1756 French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition
1761 Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
1781 American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory
1793 French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote
1796 French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa
1810 The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon
1831 William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1831 November Uprising: Battle of Warsaw ends, effectively ending the Insurrection
1860 The steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives
1862 Millennium of Russia monument unveiled in Novgorod
1863 American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass: On the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas
1883 The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries
1888 In Spain, the first travel of Isaac Peral's submarine, was the first practical submarine ever made
1888 In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found
1888 In England the first six Football League matches are played
1892 The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited
1900 Galveston Hurricane of 1900: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people
1914 World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war
1921 16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America
1923 Honda Point Disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed
1926 Germany is admitted to the League of Nations
1930 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape
1933 Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq
1934 Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people
1935 US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed "Kingfish", is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building
1941 World War II: Siege of Leningrad begins. German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union's second-largest city, Leningrad
1943 World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati is bombed by USAAF
1943 World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy
1944 World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time
1944 World War II: Menton is liberated from Germany
1945 Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier
1946 95.6% vote in favour of abolishing the monarchy in Bulgaria
1951 Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War
1954 The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established
1959 The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established