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September 8th is an eclectic day of recognition and celebration, with each commemoration shedding light on a different aspect of our daily lives and the world around us. This date brings a variety of unique observances to the fore.

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Interesting Facts of September 8th

  1. 1. Michelangelo's masterpiece, the statue of David, was unveiled in Florence, Italy on September 8, 1504. It is considered a prime example of Renaissance art.
  2. 2. The television series "Star Trek" premiered on NBC in the United States on September 8, 1966, launching a franchise that would become one of the most influential and popular in science fiction history.
  3. 3. U.S. President Gerald Ford issued Proclamation 4311 on September 8, 1974, which gave a full and unconditional pardon to his predecessor, Richard Nixon, for any crimes he might have committed against the U.S. while president.
  4. 4. St. Augustine, Florida, was founded by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on September 8, 1565. It is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement within the borders of the United States.