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What happened on September 7
- September 7, 0070 A Roman army under General Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem.
- September 7, 1191 Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.
- September 7, 1548 "Catherine Parr, widow of King Henry VIII of England, dies."
- September 7, 1714 "Treaty of Baden-French retain Alsace, Austria gets right bank of Rhine"
- September 7, 1776 World's first submarine attack: the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship HMS Eagle in New York Harbor.
- September 7, 1800 Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)
- September 7, 1818 "Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim."
- September 7, 1821 "The Republic of Gran Colombia (a federation covering much of present day Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador) was established, with Simn Bolvar as the founding President and Francisco de Paula Santander as vice president."
- September 7, 1822 Brazil declares its independence from Portugal.
- September 7, 1822 Dom Pedro I declares Brazil independent from Portugal on the shores of the Ipiranga river in So Paulo.
- September 7, 1860 "Excursion steamer ""Lady Elgin"" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan"
- September 7, 1860 "Steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 400 lives."
- September 7, 1863 Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass
- September 7, 1876 "In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are surrounded by an angry mob and are nearly killed."
- September 7, 1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
- September 7, 1892 James J Corbett kayos John L Sullivan in round 21 at New Orleans
- September 7, 1893 "The Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club, to become the first Italian football club, is established by British expats."
- September 7, 1896 A. H. Whiting won 1st closed-circuit auto race held
- September 7, 1896 "The first auto race held at a race track takes place today in Cranston, RI."
- September 7, 1901 The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.
- September 7, 1903 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
- September 7, 1907 Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
- September 7, 1909 "Eugene Lefebvre (1878-1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered-heavier-than-air-craft."
- September 7, 1911 French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.
- September 7, 1914 New York Post Office Building opens to the public
- September 7, 1915 Former cartoonist Johnny Gruelle is given a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll.
- September 7, 1921 "The first Miss America Pageant is held at Atlantic City, NJ."
- September 7, 1922 "In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation."
- September 7, 1927 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF
- September 7, 1927 The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Taylor Farnsworth.
- September 7, 1927 "The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by GovernorAntnio Carlos."
- September 7, 1929 Steamer Kuru capsizes and sinks on Lake Nsijrvi near Tampere in Finland. 136 lives were lost.
- September 7, 1934 "Luxury liner ""Morro Castle"" burns off NJ, killing 134"
- September 7, 1936 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation
- September 7, 1936 Hoover (Boulder) Dam begins operation.
- September 7, 1936 "The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania."
- September 7, 1940 German Air Force blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
- September 7, 1940 Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
- September 7, 1940 World War II: The Blitz - Nazi Germany begins to rain bombs on London. This will be the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing.
- September 7, 1942 "Holocaust: 8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec."
- September 7, 1943 "A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, kills 55 people."
- September 7, 1943 Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston Texas)
- September 7, 1945 "Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines."
- September 7, 1948 "The first use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh"
- September 7, 1950 "Coal mine collapses in New Cumnock, Scotland - 13 miners dead. 116 rescued."
- September 7, 1956 "Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+"
- September 7, 1963 The first US TV appearance of the Beatles (Big Night Out-ABC)
- September 7, 1963 "The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members."
- September 7, 1963 "The professional football Hall of Fame is dedicated in Canton, OH."
- September 7, 1965 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
- September 7, 1965 "Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlight, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Pirahna on the Batangan Peninsula."
- September 7, 1966 The final episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show is aired on CBS-TV.
- September 7, 1970 "An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland."
- September 7, 1970 Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).
- September 7, 1970 "Donald Boyles sets record for highest paracute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of the 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado"
- September 7, 1970 "Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan."
- September 7, 1971 CBS-TV broadcasts the final episode of The Beverly Hillbillies.
- September 7, 1976 US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagarism (He's So Fine)
- September 7, 1977 G. Gordon Liddy is released from prison after serving a four-year term for his part in the Watergate conspiracy.
- September 7, 1977 The Torrijos-Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The US agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
- September 7, 1978 "While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Giullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from in a specially-designed umbrella."
- September 7, 1979 "5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at MSG, NY"
- September 7, 1979 ESPN makes its cable-TV broadcast debut.
- September 7, 1979 The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
- September 7, 1980 32nd Emmy Awards shown despite boycott
- September 7, 1981 Judge Wapner & the People's Court premier on TV
- September 7, 1983 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
- September 7, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Streets
- September 7, 1986 Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.
- September 7, 1986 Desmond Tutu installed to lead south African Anglican Church
- September 7, 1986 "Gen. Augusto Pinochet, president of Chile, escapes attempted assassination."
- September 7, 1988 "Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan in space, returns aboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-5 after 9 days on the Mir space station."
- September 7, 1988 "Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame"
- September 7, 1988 NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychatrist
- September 7, 1988 Security & Exchange Comm accuses Drexel of violating security laws
- September 7, 1991 Harry Hamlin weds Nicollette Sheridan
- September 7, 1991 Monica Seles wins the US Open
- September 7, 1995 "Oregon Senator Bob Packwood announces his retirement, making it unnecessary for a full Senate vote to oust him for allegations of sexual misconduct."
- September 7, 1996 Tupac Shakur was shot and would later die of the injuries.
- September 7, 1998 "Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University"
- September 7, 1998 "Two derecho events referred to as the Labor Day storms race across Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Vermont"
- September 7, 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."
- September 7, 1999 "A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Athens, Greece, killing 143 people."
- September 7, 1999 "Viacom announces it is buying CBS for $36 billion, making it the largest media acquisition in history."
- September 7, 2004 "Hurricane Ivan, a force 4 storm hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings."
- September 7, 2004 The Serbian government backs a decision by Minister of Education and Sport Ljiljana Colic to require the teaching of both creationism and evolution in schools.
- September 7, 2005 Apple Computer releases iTunes 5 for both Mac and Windows users.
- September 7, 2005 First presidential election was held in Egypt.
- September 7, 2007 First Video of Osama Bin Laden is released in over 5 years
- September 7, 2008 The government seizes control of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae temporarily putting them in a conservatorship with plans to inject up to $100 billion each