On This Day for 7th September

Historical Events

  • 70 Roman army under General Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem
  • 1714 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
  • 1888 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
  • 1909 Eugene Lefebvre (1878-1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.

Did You Know?

"Uncle Sam" was 1st used to refer to US (Troy Post of NY)

On September 7th, 1813

Famous Weddings

  • 1943 "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)
  • 1945 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling
  • 1984 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)
  • 1991 US actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Nicollette Sheridan
  • 1996 Five-foot-eleven model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey

Famous Divorces

  • 1949 Actress Janet Leigh (22) divorces Stanley Reames after 4 years of marriage