Events in History on September 7

  • 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
  • 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
Richard the Lionheart
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
  • 1497 Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
  • 1525 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague
  • 1543 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to 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)

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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
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 German Luftwaffe blitz 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 Wash DC & 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.
  • 2008 The US Government takes control of the two largest largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • 2011 Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team
  • 2012 US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia
  • 2012 64 people are killed and 715 injured after a series of earthquakes in south-west China
  • 2012 Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
  • 2013 14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus
  • 2013 15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • 2013 Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election
  • 2014 Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth (39,900 km; 24,800 mi)
  • 2015 British archaeologists announce the discovery of a Neolithic "superhenge" under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls
  • 2016 2016 Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil