September 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1883, former President Ulysses S. Grant drove the final "golden spike" for the completion of Northern Pacific RR's main line going all the way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific.
- In 1892, the original "Pledge of Allegiance" was published in the popular children's magazine "The Youth's Companion ."
- In 1930, Richard Drew creates Scotch tape made from oils, resins, and rubber with a coated backing.
- In 1966, "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV, whose mission is to "boldly go where no man has gone before."
- In 1973, Hank Aaron sets record of most home runs, 709, in one league.
- Famous Birthdays: Peter Sellers (English actor -Pink Panther), Patsy Cline (country singer -Crazy), L.C. Greenwood (American football player), Hitoshi Matsumoto (Japanese comedian), Will Blalock (American basketball player)
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