On This Day

On This Day in History for September 7 (Part 2)

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)
  • 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
  • 2019 Indian Space Agency loses contact with its Chandrayaan-2 moon lander just 2 km from landing on the Moon's surface

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 US President Donald Trump says he has cancelled a secret meeting with the Taliban for peace talks at Camp David

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2020 Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes from Xander Schauffele & Justin Thomas; claims FedEx Cup, equal biggest winner's prize in golf, US$15m
  • 2020 India overtakes Brazil to record the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 4.2 million
  • 2020 Wildfires have burnt a record 2 million acres in California 2020 fire season, more than the state of Delaware according to Cal Fire

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