September 2008 calendar

September 2008

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2008.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 2008: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2008?


  • 01 Sep 2008 September 14, 2005 - Hurricane Ike hits Texas as Category 2, killing 27 people. It is the second hurricane to hit the United States since the Cuban and Dominican Republic disasters.
  • 02 Sep 2008 Thailand's political crisis: Samak Sundaravej, the Prime Minister of Thailand, declares an emergency in Bangkok.
  • 03 Sep 2008 The new 90210 TV Show is launched by the CW Network in the USA.
  • 04 Sep 2008 Jack Abramoff, a former United States political lobbyist, is sentenced for his involvement in the Jack Abramoff scandals.
  • 05 Sep 2008 Arizona Senator John McCain has been nominated for the US Presidential Candidate for the Republican Party, with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin serving as Vice Presidential Candidate.
  • 06 Sep 2008 After being invited by Armenian President Serzh Sarikyan, Turkish President Abdullah Gul attended an Armenian association football match. He is the first Turkish head-of-state to visit Armenia.
  • 07 Sep 2008 The US government has taken over American mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, due to their economic risk. These two companies are responsible for almost half of all home mortgages in America. The Federal Housing Finance Agency will manage the two companies until they are decided on their long-term future. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac jointly own or guarantee approximately US$5.3 trillion in mortgages. They have also suffered a combined loss around US$14 billion over the past year.
  • 08 Sep 2008 2008 Legislative Election: Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola.
  • 09 Sep 2008 The Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, which is located near Geneva, at CERN.
  • 10 Sep 2008 New York's Lehman Brothers Investment Bank posts record quarterly losses of US$3.9 Billion.
  • 11 Sep 2008 Ayman al-Zawahiri is the number two leader of al Qaeda. He questions Abu Ayyub al-Masri’s ability to lead al Qaeda into Iraq and accuses the Islamic State of Iraq of lying to the media about the organization's activities.
  • 12 Sep 2008 25 people were killed in the 2008 Chatsworth train collision between a Metrolink commuter train, and a Union Pacific freight railroad in Los Angeles.
  • 13 Sep 2008 Hurricane Ike hits the Texas Gulf Coast of America, causing severe damage to Galveston Island and Houston, as well as other areas.
  • 14 Sep 2008 From September 16 to 16, the Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles Prelong Beach auction will be held.
  • 15 Sep 2008 Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, an American investment bank that dates back to 158 years, files for bankruptcy protection. This is the largest U.S. bankruptcy. Lehman's assets are approximately US$639Billion, with only US$30 Billion of equity.
  • 16 Sep 2008 The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York would lend up to US$85billion to American International Group. Additionally, the U.S. government would receive a 79.9% equity interest in AIG.
  • 17 Sep 2008 Evidence of official coverup during the Olympics is evident in the 2008 baby-milk scandal.
  • 18 Sep 2008 2008 South Ossetia war:
  • 19 Sep 2008 September 25, 2005 - Typhoon Hagupit causes 17 deaths in China, eight in Philippines and one in Taiwan.
  • 20 Sep 2008 At least 60 people are killed and 266 injured when a suicide truck bomb explodes at the Marriott Hotel Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 21 Sep 2008 Jose Molina's last home run in Yankee Stadium's 85-year history gave the New York Yankees victory over the Baltimore Orioles 7-3. The existing stadium will be demolished and replaced by the new Yankee Stadium, which is estimated to cost US$1.3 billion.
  • 22 Sep 2008 Microsoft announces that it will spend US$40 Billion to buy back shares from investors. This is the largest single buy-back plan ever.
  • 23 Sep 2008 Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.
  • 24 Sep 2008 The US premieres Knight Rider, a TV series.
  • 25 Sep 2008 U.S. regulators take bank Washington Mutual, which was the largest bank failure in American history, and sell it to JPMorgan Chase & Company, for US$1.9billion. Washington Mutual, which had $307 billion in assets and $188 million of deposits, was the largest savings-and-loan bank with $37 billion.
  • 26 Sep 2008 Yves Rossy, a Swiss pilot and inventor, becomes the first person to fly a jet-engine-powered wing across England Channel.
  • 27 Sep 2008 Paul Newman, an American actor and director, has died from cancer in Connecticut at the age of 83. Notable films include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Hustler. Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting and The Color of Money.
  • 28 Sep 2008 SpaceX launches Falcon 1 the first private spacecraft into orbit.
  • 29 Sep 2008 778 points is the largest ever point drop in Dow Jones industrial average, or 6.98 percent of its total value. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the benchmark index, has suffered its worst day since 1987's crisis. It lost 8.8% or 106.59 points. The Nasdaq Composite index loses 199.61 point, or 9.14 percent. Latin American stocks fall 13 percent, the largest decline in over a decade. The gold price rises and US crude oil falls $10 to close at US$96.37/barrel. The world stocks as measured by
  • 30 Sep 2008 The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 485.21 points (4.68%), the third-largest one-day point gain.
  • 02 Sep 2008 Google launches its Google Chrome web browser.
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