9/8/2021 12:01:00 AM Today In History - September 8
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1504 Michelangelo’s David was unveiled in Florence, Italy; in 1900 a hurricane and tidal wave hit Galveston, Texas killing 6,000; and in 1966 “Star Trek” premiered on NBC-TV and “That Girl” premiered on ABC-TV.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1504 - Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
1858 - Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech "You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time"
1900 - 6,000 killed when a hurricane and tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas
1914 - HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titanic, sinks off Scotland
1952 - Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man and the Sea" published
1960 - Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
1966 - "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV
1966 - "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
1973 - "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV
1974 - US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes
1986 - 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally.
1994 - 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show
2015 - Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"
1157 - Richard I, [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99)
1830 - Frederic Mistral, Maillane, France, Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), (d. 1914)
1841 - Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield (d. 1882)
1857 - Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society.