Events in History on September 7

  • 1251 BC A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece.

Historic Event

70 Roman army under General Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem

  • 1159 Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope

Victory in Battle

1191 Third Crusade: Richard I of England defeats Saladin in the Battle of Arsuf

  • 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

Victory in Battle

1543 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V

Royal Coronation

1566 Sultan Selim II succeeds to the Ottoman throne

  • 1596 Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java
  • 1599 Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone sign treaty
  • 1630 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 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
  • 1800 Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)

Victory in Battle

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

  • 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)
  • 1863 US Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass (Gulf of Mexico) blockading the Texas coast
  • 1871 Bay of Biscay: British warship HMS Captain capsizes, 500 killed

Historic Event

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)

Baby Incubator

1888 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York

  • 1891 Forces of British administrator Captain Frederick Lugard reache Kavalli, Equatoria
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1907 Ocean liner RMS Lusitania begins her maiden voyage sailing from Liverpool to New York City
  • 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)
  • 1914 NY Post Office Building opens to public
  • 1915 Johnny Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll (US Patent D47789)
  • 1915 St Louis Terriers' Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago Whales (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 US Congress
  • 1922 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation
  • 1923 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • 1927 University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos
  • 1928 Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

1936 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam), on the Colorado River, between Nevada and Arizona. begins operation

  • 1936 The last surviving member of the marsupial thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in his/her cage at the Hobart Zoo (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 1939 Radio NY Worldwide-WRUL begins radio transmission

'Hitler Will Have to Break Us or Lose the War'

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

  • 1940 Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria
  • 1942 First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator
  • 1942 German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
  • 1942 Transport #29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Historic Event

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 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
  • 1954 Integration begins in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore, Maryland public schools
  • 1956 Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+
  • 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 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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
  • 1970 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 planes and forces them to land at Dawson's Field, Jordan
  • 1977 Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia

Historic Event

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

  • 1977 Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy is released from prison after serving 4 years and 4 1/2 months
  • 1980 Cape Verde adopts its constitution
  • 1980 Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis)
  • 1983 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
  • 1985 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney runs US 3K female record (8:25.83)

Historic Event

1986 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican Archbishop of Capetown

Assassination Attempt

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

  • 1987 Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 1987 South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
  • 1988 Security & Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws
  • 1991 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • 1992 Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
  • 1993 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • 1995 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • 1995 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • 1997 The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.
  • 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.
  • 2001 The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco
  • 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.
  • 2008 US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • 2011 Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team
  • 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
  • 2012 US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2013 Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election
  • 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 8.2 earthquake hits south-west of Pijijiapan, Mexico killing at least 90, strongest Mexican quake in a century
  • 2017 Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reports earlier cyberattack could affects 143 million Americans
  • 2019 Indian Space Agency loses contact with its Chandrayaan-2 moon lander just 2 km from landing on the Moon's surface

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 2021 El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
  • 2021 Mexican Supreme Court rules making abortion a crime is unconstitutional, setting an important precedent [1]
  • 2021 Taliban announce their interim government in Afghanistan with Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund in the most senior role
  • 2021 Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs law restricting voting rights in the state, including limiting use of drop boxes and empowering partisan observers [1]
  • 2021 US records more than 40 million cases of COVID-1, daily cases at 161,000 (5 September), daily deaths at 1,560 with hospitalizations averaging 102,000 per day (NY Times figures)
  • 2022 Discovery of the earliest evidence of surgery from 31,000 year old skeleton with amputated lower leg in a cave in East Kalimantan, Borneo published in "Nature" [1]

Historic Event

2022 New British Prime Minister Liz Truss appoints her cabinet and for the first time in British politics none of the "great offices of state" are held by white men [1]