Historical Events for September 2008
Events 1 - 14 of 14
7th - The US Government takes control of the two largest largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
10th - The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
13th - Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.
16th - Rentrer en soi announces that they would be breaking up.
17th - The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea
21st - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
21st - President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25.
21st - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.
21st - The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
25th - China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
26th - Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
27th - CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.
28th - SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.
29th - Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.