HISTORY
8 September 2021: This day in history

1380: Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow’s great monarch Dimitri defeats the Mongols beginning the decline of the Tatars

1504: Michelangelo’s Statue of David is unveiled in Florence

1522: Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

1565: 1st permanent European settlement in the US founded at St. Augustine, Florida

1664: Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers

1941: WWII: Siege of Leningrad by German, Finnish, and eventually Spanish troops begins; battle lasted over 28 months, as Russia repels the invasion; well over a million lives

1970: Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

1986: “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is first broadcast nationally

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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