What Happened on September 7

Significant Events

  • 70 Roman army under General Titus occupies and 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
  • 1822 Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 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 becomes first pilot to die in an airplane craft, while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy
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September 7 in Film & TV

  • 1980 32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner & Barbara Bel Geddes win. Notable for going ahead despite 51 of the 52 nominated performers boycotting the event due to a strike by members of the Screen Actors Guild.

September 7 in Music

  • 1996 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

September 7 in Sport

  • 1896 A. H. Whiting wins the 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, Rhode Island

Did You Know?

"Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York

On September 7, 1813


Would You Believe?

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

On September 7, 1902

Famous Weddings

  • 1943 "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)
  • 1945 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling (25)
  • 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
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