This Day in History: 0000-09-08
8 Sep – Feast of Our Lady of Victories (Malta). From 18 May to 11 Sep, approximately 40,000 Ottoman troops failed to conquer Malta to seize the island from 2,000 Knights Hospitalier and up to a few thousand local troops (1565).
8 Sep – Harvard College, originally called the College at New Town, was established by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1636).
8 Sep – British and Americans fight to a draw in the Battle of Eutaw Springs, the last notable battle in the Carolinas during the War for Independence (1781).
8 Sep – The first football (soccer) season of the British Football League, the oldest association of football clubs in the world, began with 12 member clubs (1888).
8 Sep – Margaret Gorman of Washington DC, aged 16, became the first Miss America (1921).