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This Day in History: September 8

September 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 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.
  2. In 1892, the original "Pledge of Allegiance" was published in the popular children's magazine "The Youth's Companion ."
  3. In 1930, Richard Drew creates Scotch tape made from oils, resins, and rubber with a coated backing.
  4. In 1966, "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV, whose mission is to "boldly go where no man has gone before."
  5. In 1973, Hank Aaron sets record of most home runs, 709, in one league.
  6. 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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