Historical Events 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 and 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 Flemish pretender Perkin Warbeck acclaimed as English King Richard IV on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall
  • 1525 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague

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1543 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

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1566 Sultan Selim II succeeds to the Ottoman throne

Ottoman Sultan Selim II
Ottoman Sultan
Selim II
  • 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
Frank James
  • 1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters

Historic InventionBaby Incubator

1888 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
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The first baby incubator in the U.S. in State Emigrant Hospital in New York
The first baby incubator in the U.S. in State Emigrant Hospital in New York
  • 1891 Captain Frederick Lugard's army reaches Kavalli, Equatoria
  • 1892 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1896 A. H. Whiting wins the 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • 1897 George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
  • 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
  • 1903 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
  • 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 Adolph Sutro's ornate Cliff House in San Francisco 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)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1912 Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 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
  • 1921 In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
  • 1922 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.
  • 1923 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
  • 1923 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • 1923 Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
  • 1927 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates the first use of his electronic television in San Francisco
  • 1927 University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos
  • 1928 Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games

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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.

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1941 61st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs (5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1941 55th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (7-5, 6-2)
  • 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.
  • 1942 US National Championship Men's Tennis: American Ted Schroeder wins his 1st of 2 Grand Slam events; beats countryman Frank Parker 8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
  • 1942 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 for her 1st of 3 straight US singles titles
  • 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 and becomes Premier
  • 1952 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)

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1952 Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1952 NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a HR in all 15 major league parks
  • 1952 Alberto Ascari of Italy in a Ferrari wins Formula 1 World Drivers Championship with victory in season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; wins title by 12 points from countryman Giuseppe Farina

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1953 Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1953 US Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats fellow American Vic Seixas 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1953 US National Championship Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Maureen Connolly achieves her Grand Slam; beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4
  • 1954 Integration begins in Washington, D.C. & Balt MD public schools

Film release premierFilm Release

1954 "Journey to Italy", directed by Roberto Rossellini, starring Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders, is released

  • 1956 Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+
  • 1957 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1958 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Ashley Cooper outlasts fellow Australian Mal Anderson 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6 for his 3rd Grand Slam event win of the year

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Sport awardTennis Open

1958 72nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1960 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • 1960 Japan wins the men's gymnastics teams combined exercises gold for the first of 5 consecutive Olympics at the Rome Games; beats Soviet Union by just 2.5 points
  • 1960 Danish sailer Paul Elvstrøm wins the Finn class at the Rome Olympics; his 4th straight Olympic gold medal in the category
  • 1960 US sweeps the medals in the men's discus at the Rome Olympics; Al Oerter wins his 2nd of 4 career discus gold ahead of fellow Americans Rink Babka and Dick Cochran
  • 1960 Future Constantine II, last King of Greece, wins Dragon class sailing gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • 1960 American weightlifter Charles Vinci wins 2nd consecutive bantamweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics with world-record equalling 3-lift (snatch, clean & jerk, overhead press) total of 345.0 kilograms
  • 1963 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • 1963 Two-building Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is officially opened
  • 1965 -10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana
  • 1965 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • 1966 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 US Open Women's Tennis: England's Virginia Wade wins first Open era US title; beats Billie Jean King 6-4, 6-2
  • 1969 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; his 6th F1 win of the season

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1970 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1970 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 planes and forces them to land at Dawson's Field, Jordan
  • 1970 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • 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.
  • 1972 American Rod Milburn with a world record 13.24 wins the 110m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; just 0.10 seconds ahead of Frenchman Guy Drut
  • 1972 East German sprinter Renate Stecher runs a world record equalling 22.40 in the 200m final to repeat her 100m win over Australia's Raelene Boyle at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 Nadezhda Chizhova of the Soviet Union throws a world record 21.03m to win the women's shot put at the Munich Olympics

  • 1972 American athletes Vincent Matthews & Wayne Collett finish 1-2 in 400m at the Munich Olympics; acted casually on the medal stand, did not face the flag during anthem; banned from the Olympics for life
  • 1972 Future world professional cycling road race champion Hennie Kuiper of the Netherlands wins the road race gold medal at the Munich Olympics in 4:14:37
  • 1973 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner
  • 1974 "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances
  • 1974 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
  • 1974 US Open Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King wins her 4th and final US title; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • 1975 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • 1975 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1975 US Open Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

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1976 US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He's So Fine)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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
  • 1978 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3
  • 1979 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, New York
  • 1979 The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
  • 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.
  • 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

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1980 US Open Men's Tennis: In centenary men's singles final John McEnroe retains title; beats Björn Borg 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1981 Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts
  • 1981 Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000
  • 1981 West Tampa Fl defeats Rich Va, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series
  • 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)
  • 1985 US Open Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlíková beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 for her first US title

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1986 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu

MurderAssassination Attempt

1986 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, kills 5 people

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 1986 Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

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1986 Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 1986 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1986 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • 1987 Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723
  • 1987 Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 1987 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
  • 1987 "I Want Her" single released by Keith Sweat (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • 1988 5th MTV Video Music Awards: INXS wins

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1988 Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur

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1988 NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Security & Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws
  • 1990 "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 1990 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
  • 1991 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • 1991 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • 1991 Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards
  • 1991 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles of Yugoslavia wins her first US title; beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 6-1
  • 1992 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • 1992 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
  • 1993 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • 1993 Cards Mark Whiten, hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 2nd game of doubleheader
  • 1994 Jingyi Le, Ying Shan, Ying Le and Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)
  • 1995 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • 1995 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

1995 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • 1996 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Monica Seles 7-5 6-4 for her 5th and final US singles crown

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

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur
  • 1997 The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.
  • 1997 US Open Men's Tennis: Patrick Rafter of Australia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Canadian Greg Rusedski 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
  • 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.

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2000 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

Rapper Eminem
  • 2001 The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco
  • 2002 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins second US title; beats older sister Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

2003 US Open Men's Tennis: American Andy Roddick wins his only career Grand Slam title; beats Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 6-3, 7-6, 6-3

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • 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.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2006 Sacha Baron Cohen's mockumentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" premieres at the Toronto Film Festival

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • 2008 US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2008 25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown win

Singer Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 2008 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her third US title; beats Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5
  • 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

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2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans to develop a new 'Silk Road Economic Belt' (part of Belt and Road Initiative) during visit to Kazakhstan

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2014 Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth (39,900 km; 24,800 mi)
  • 2014 American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan beat Spanish pair Marcel Granollers & Marc López 6–3, 6–4 to win their Open era record 5th US men's tennis doubles title; extends record for most Grand Slam doubles titles (16)
  • 2014 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3
  • 2015 British archaeologists announce the discovery of a Neolithic "superhenge" under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls
  • 2016 15th Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2017 Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reports earlier cyberattack could affects 143 million Americans
  • 2017 8.2 earthquake hits south-west of Pijijiapan, Mexico killing at least 90, strongest Mexican quake in a century

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2018 Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Cardi B
Cardi B
  • 2018 Eminem breaks 36-year UK chart record for consecutive No. 1 albums with "Kamikaze"