On This Day in History for September 7

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 111

  • 1251 BC A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece.

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70 Roman army under General Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem

Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
Titus
  • 1159 Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope

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1191 Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.

King Richard the Lionheart
King
Richard the Lionheart
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Saladin
  • 1497 Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
  • 1525 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague

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1543 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1596 Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java
  • 1599 Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty
  • 1630 The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
  • 1652 Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
  • 1701 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • 1714 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
  • 1800 Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)

BattleBattle of Interest

1812 Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1813 "Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York
  • 1818 Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
  • 1822 Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1860 Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan
  • 1863 Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass
  • 1871 Bay of Biscay: British warship HMS Captain capsizes, 500 killed

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1876 Frank James and his gang are involved in a disastrous raid in Northfield, Minnesota, results in the death or capture of multiple gang members (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1888 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
  • 1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Engineer's Thumb" (BG)
  • 1891 Captain Frederick Lugard's army reaches Kavalli, Equatoria
  • 1896 A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI
  • 1901 Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
  • 1902 In Australia, the whole nation observes a 'day of humiliation' and prays for rain, as a terrible drought kills livestock and threatens crops; rain begins to appear on 10 September
  • 1904 British forces in Tibet force the 13th Dalai Lama to sign a treaty granting Britain trading posts in Tibet and a guarantee that Tibet will not concede territory to foreign powers
  • 1906 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
  • 1907 Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
  • 1909 Eugene Lefebvre becomes first pilot to die in an airplane craft, while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy
  • 1910 In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between the US and Newfoundland (still separate from Canada)
  • 1914 NY Post Office Building opens to public
  • 1915 Johnny Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll (US Patent D47789)
  • 1915 St Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0
  • 1916 Giants beat Brooklyn 4-1, to launch NY's record 26-game winning streak
  • 1916 Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress
  • 1922 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.
  • 1923 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • 1927 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF
  • 1927 University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos
  • 1928 Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC

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1936 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1936 The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • 1939 Radio NY Worldwide-WRUL begins radio transmission
  • 1940 Beginning of the Blitz, the German Luftwaffe bomb London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
  • 1940 Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England
  • 1940 Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
  • 1942 German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
  • 1942 Transport #29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942 First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
  • 1943 987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 1943 Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston, Texas)
  • 1944 SS-general Kurt Meyer takes Durnal, Belgium
  • 1944 Strongest Hurricane of century in Netherlands (wind force 12)
  • 1945 Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender
  • 1945 Joe Kuhel hits inside-the-park HR, only HR hit by a Senator all season at Washington's Griffith Stadium
  • 1947 Battles between Hindus & Muslims in New Delhi, India
  • 1948 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh
  • 1950 Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • 1952 General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier
  • 1954 Integration begins in Washington, D.C. & Balt MD public schools
  • 1956 Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+
  • 1963 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • 1963 Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio
  • 1965 -10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss & La
  • 1965 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • 1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1970 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 planes and forces them to land at Dawson's Field, Jordan
  • 1970 Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
  • 1970 Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
  • 1973 Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
  • 1977 Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia

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1977 US President Jimmy Carter and Panama's General Omar Torrijos sign the Panama Canal treaties, guaranteeing Panama control of the Panama Canal after 1999

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy is released from prison after serving 4 years and 4 1/2 months
  • 1979 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, NY
  • 1980 Cape Verde adopts its constitution
  • 1980 Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis)
  • 1980 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
  • 1981 Judge Wapner & People's Court premier on TV
  • 1983 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
  • 1984 Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236
  • 1985 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney runs US 3K female record (8:25.83)
  • 1986 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown
  • 1986 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed
  • 1987 Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 1987 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
  • 1988 Security & Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws
  • 1991 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • 1992 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • 1993 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • 1993 Cards Mark Whiten, hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 2nd game of doubleheader
  • 1995 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • 1995 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • 1997 The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.
  • 1999 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
  • 2001 The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco
  • 2004 Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hitting Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.
  • 2005 First presidential election was held in Egypt.

Birthdays in History

  • 786 Emperor Saga, 52nd Emperor of Japan (d. 842)
  • 1438 Louis II, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1471)
  • 1471 Frederik I, king of Denmark/Norway (1523-33)
  • 1524 Thomas Erastus, Swiss theologian (d. 1583)

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1533 Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and daughter of Henry VIII and Anna Boleyn, born in Greenwich, London (d. 1603)

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1674 Ernest Augustus (d. 1728)
  • 1683 Mary Anne of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal (d. 1754)
  • 1694 Johan Ludvig, Danish policitian (d. 1763)
  • 1705 Matthäus Günther, German painter (d. 1788)
  • 1707 George-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, writer on natural history
  • 1735 Thomas Coutts, Scottish banker
  • 1737 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist
  • 1740 Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor (d. 1814)
  • 1756 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literature (Disease of Scientists)
  • 1782 Bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/general-major (Maastricht)
  • 1805 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), born in London (d. 1873)
  • 1810 Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Prussian economist (d. 1858)
  • 1811 William Hamsley Emory, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1815 Howell Cobb II, Major General/Secy of Treas (Union), (d. 1868)
  • 1815 John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (d. 1866)
  • 1817 Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark (d. 1898)
  • 1818 Thomas Talbot, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • 1819 Jean E "Adriaan" van Bevervoorde, journalist (History of Holland)
  • 1829 August Kekule von Stradonitz, discovered structure of benzene ring
  • 1829 Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, US, geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86)
  • 1831 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)

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1836 Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1905-08), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1908)

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • 1836 August Toepler, German physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1842 Johannes H Zukertort, German chess player
  • 1851 Edward Ashael Birge, American pioneer in limnology (d. 1950)
  • 1855 William Friese-Greene, British photographer (d. 1921)

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1860 Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • 1860 Willem H Nolens, priest/Dutch ambassador to Vatican
  • 1866 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)
  • 1867 Camilod d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China)
  • 1869 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje)
  • 1870 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [OS=Aug 26]
  • 1876 C.J. Dennis, Australian poet and writer (d. 1938)
  • 1881 Constantly WL Scheurleer, Dutch archaeologist/banker/art expert
  • 1882 Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland (died at 111)
  • 1885 Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930)
  • 1887 Edith L Sitwell, English poetess/author (Wheels)
  • 1889 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man)
  • 1893 Leslie Hore-Belisha, British Minister of Transport
  • 1899 Leendert A Donker, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)
  • 1900 "Janet" Taylor Caldwell, English novelist (Melissa)
  • 1905 John Whitley, British air-marshal
  • 1908 Michael E DeBakey, artificial heart pioneer
  • 1909 Elia Kazan, Constaninople Turkey, director (Streetcar Named Desire)
  • 1911 Todor C Zjivkov, Bulgaria partizan/premier/president
  • 1912 David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman
  • 1913 Oswald Szemerenyi, philologist
  • 1913 Willem C L "Wim" van der Grinten, Dutch lawyer/undersec of Economy
  • 1914 Herbert Delauney Bill Hughes, educationist
  • 1914 Ian Ball, photographer
  • 1914 James Van Allen, US physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts)
  • 1917 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher
  • 1920 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, born in Swansea (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Josep Lluís Núñez, Spanish President of FC Barcelona (1978 - 2000)
  • 1922 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Charles Braswell, McKinney TX, entertainer
  • 1924 Daniel K. Inouye, politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Allan Blakeney, Canadian politician
  • 1925 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1985)
  • 1926 Donald Irwin, Rosario, Argentina, American politician, (d. 2013)

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1926 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 1927 Eric Hill, British children's Author
  • 1927 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1928 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Gil Wolman, situationist
  • 1930 Baudouin I, king of Belgium (1951-93)
  • 1930 Thijs van Vlijmen, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1931 Cornelis de Wine, graphic artist
  • 1934 Omar Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon (1990-92, 2004-05), born in An Nouri
  • 1934 Mary Bauermeister, German artist
  • 1935 Abdou Diouf, president of Senegal (1981- )
  • 1936 Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician
  • 1937 George Patrick Reid, schoolkeeper
  • 1939 Stanley David Griggs, Portland Oregon, astronaut (STS 51-D), STS 33)
  • 1940 Dario Argento, director (Creepers, Deep Red, Tenebrae)
  • 1941 Mogoboya NN Ramadike, South African politician in Lebowa

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1942 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • 1943 Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada
  • 1944 Bertel Haarder, Danish politician
  • 1949 Barry Siegel, American journalist
  • 1950 Peggy Noonan, author (What I Saw at the Revolution)
  • 1955 Efim Zelmanov, Russian mathematician
  • 1957 Margot Chapman, Hawaii, vocals (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight)
  • 1957 Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
  • 1960 Carlos Martinez, American bowler
  • 1962 Jennifer Egan, American novelist
  • 1969 Rudy Galindo, 1996 US Mens' Champion, born in San Jose, California
  • 1975 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (d. 2007)
  • 1979 Pavol Hochschorner and Peter Hochschorner - Slovak slalom canoers
  • 1985 Tatia Jayne Starkey, Ringo's 1st grandchild
  • 1993 Joshua Wilkinson, prince of self proclaimed principality sealand

Weddings in History

  • 1991 US actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Nicollette Sheridan

Deaths in History

  • 355 Claudius Silvanus, Roman usurper
  • 1134 Alfonso I de Strijdvaardige, king of Aragon (1104-34), dies
  • 1151 Geoffrey Plantagenet, earl of Anjou/duke of Normandy, dies at 38
  • 1552 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh Guru (b. 1504)
  • 1559 Robert Estienne, French printer (b. 1503)
  • 1625 Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension executive of Lead, dies at 64
  • 1632 Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia
  • 1644 Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman (b. 1579)
  • 1655 Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1657 Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish count, field marshal and privy councilor (b. 1606)
  • 1708 Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia
  • 1719 John Harris, English writer
  • 1721 Bernhard Albinus, [Weiss], German artist (Frederik of Prussia), dies
  • 1729 William Burnet, British-born American statesman (b. 1688)
  • 1799 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English physician/nature investigator, dies at 68
  • 1799 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (b. 1717)
  • 1809 Caroline Schelling, [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46
  • 1809 Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (b. 1737)
  • 1820 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Fries regent/patriot, dies at 67
  • 1871 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (Steel warships), drowns
  • 1871 Mehmed E Ali Pasja, Turkish statesman, dies
  • 1891 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (b. 1820)
  • 1892 John G Whittier, US poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies
  • 1907 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • 1909 Eugene Lefebvre, dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft
  • 1910 William Holman Hunt, English painter, dies at 83
  • 1914 Lord O'Brien, British nobleman, dies at 73
  • 1920 Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician, premier of the province of Quebec (b. 1855)
  • 1921 Alfred William Rich, watercolor painter (b. 1856)
  • 1925 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • 1925 René [Raphael] Viviani, French premier (1914-15), dies at 61
  • 1933 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/Foreign minister, dies
  • 1939 Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1940 Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies
  • 1942 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
  • 1943 J. P. Morgan, Jr., American financier (b. 1867)
  • 1946 Paul Zech, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1948 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman, dies at 80
  • 1949 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)
  • 1954 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
  • 1955 Earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81
  • 1955 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 1959 Maurice Duplessis, Québec Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • 1960 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • 1961 Pieter S Gerbrandy, lawyer/premier to London 1940-5, dies at 76
  • 1962 Karen Blixen-Finecke, Danish baroness/writer (Isak Dinesen - Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1962 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
  • 1962 Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)
  • 1969 Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), dies at 73
  • 1972 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian, dies at 81
  • 1973 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • 1986 Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • 1990 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (Origins of WW II), dies
  • 1991 John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • 1991 John Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
  • 1994 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist, dies at 79
  • 1994 James Clavell, author (Shogun, Tai-Pan), dies at 69
  • 1994 Terence Young, British director (Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • 1995 Gordon DeMarco, writer/activist, dies at 51

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1997 Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • 1998 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, dies at 85
  • 1999 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
  • 2002 Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (b. 1923)
  • 2003 The Great Antonio, Canadian eccentric (b. 1925)
  • 2008 Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director (b. 1973)
  • 2010 Barbara Holland, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2010 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95