On This Day

What Happened on September 7

Important Events

  • 70 Roman army under General Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem
  • 1714 Treaty of Baden signed by the Holy Roman Empire and France, ending the War of the Spanish Succession; French retain Alsace and Landau, Austria gets east bank of Rhine
  • 1812 Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Bonapartre wins a pyrrhic victory against Russian General Mikhail Kutuzov in the most ferocious battle of the Napoleonic era, 70,000 are killed
  • 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
  • 1940 Beginning of The Blitz as the German Luftwaffe bomb London for the 1st of 57 consecutive nights losing 41 bombers as the Nazis prepare to invade Britain
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Sep 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.

Sep 7 in Music

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

Sep 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)
  • 1963 Future US politician Nancy D'Alesandro marries Paul Pelosi in Baltimore

Famous Divorces

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

More Weddings & Divorces