Evel Knievel sits in the steam powered rocket motorcycle that will hopefully take him across Snake River Canyon on Sept. 8, 1974. The Sky-Cycle X-2 will be at 56 degree angle during takeoff. (AP Photo)

Today in History: September 8

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 8, the 252nd day of 2016. There are 114 days left in the year.