Once Upon A Time – Sept. 8 – 1664 – Dutch Surrender Colony Of New Netherlands, Including New York To 300 English Soldiers

1664 – Dutch Surrender Colony Of New Netherlands (Including New York) To 300 English Soldiers

1664 – Dutch Surrender Colony Of New Netherlands (Including New York) To 300 English Soldiers

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

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1960 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

1965 Small ads in Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter attract 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, “The Monkees” – 3 are chosen with Davey Jones already having been cast

TODAY IN MUSIC

2001 Kylie Minogue releases her single “I Just Can’t Get You Out of My Head”, the biggest of her career

TODAY IN SPORT

1973 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

MORE FACTS…

1966 “Star Trek” premieres on NBC-TV starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

2016 Giraffe DNA study published in “Current Biology” reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1761 Marriage of George III of the United Kingdom to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Charlotte)

1864 Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)

1897 Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor’s mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

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