- 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.
- 1896 A. H. Whiting wins the 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, Rhode Island
"Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York
On September 7, 1813
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