Famous Events on this Day in History, September 07:

1251 BC - A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece.
70 - Roman army under Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem
1159 - Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope
1191 - Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.
1497 - Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
1525 - Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague
1543 - Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V
1596 - Dutch fleet bombs Banten Java
1599 - Earl van Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty
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)
1812 - Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov
1813 - "Uncle Sam" was 1st used to refer to US (Troy Post of NY)
1818 - Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
1822 - Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day)
1822 - Pedro I, son of king Joao VI, declares Brazil independence
1860 - Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan
1863 - Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass
1871 - Bay of Biskaje: English warship HMS Captain fired on, 500 killed
1876 - Bank robbery by James/Younger fails (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)
1880 - Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
1888 - Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby place in an incubator
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Engineer's Thumb" (BG)
1891 - Captain Frederick Lugards army reaches Kavalli Equatoria
1892 - James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
1896 - 1st closed-circuit auto race, at Cranston, RI
1896 - A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a track in Cranston, RI
1897 - George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
1901 - Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
1903 - Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
1906 - Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
1907 - Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
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.
1912 - Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit
1914 - NY Post Office Building opens to public
1915 - 35th US Mens Tennis: Wm Johnston beats M E McLoughlin (16 60 75 108)
1915 - John Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll
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 Phila 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 1st use of TV in SF
1927 - The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by GovernorAnt├┤nio Carlos.
1928 - Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal," premieres in NYC
1932 - Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
1934 - Luxury liner "Morro Castle" burns off NJ, killing 134
1936 - Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation
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 - 54th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 63)
1940 - 60th US Mens Tennis: McNeill beats Robert Riggs (46 68 63 63 75)
1940 - German Air Force blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
1940 - Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England
1940 - Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
1941 - 61st US Mens Tennis: R L Riggs beats Francis Kovacs (2d 57 61 63 63)
1942 - 62nd US Mens Tennis: F Schroeder Jr beats F Parker (86 75 36 46 62)
1942 - German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
1942 - Transport nr 29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1942 - First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
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 & Moslems in New Delhi
1948 - 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh
1950 - Monasteries shut down in Hungary
1952 - 66th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (63 75)
1952 - 72nd US Mens Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (61 62 63)
1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament
1952 - General Naguib forms Egyptian govt/becomes premier
1952 - Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)
1952 - Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters
1952 - NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington He has now HRed in all 15 major league parks
1953 - 67th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (62 64)
1953 - 73rd US Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Elias V Seixas Jr (63 62 63)
1953 - Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs
1954 - Integration begins in Wash DC & Balt MD public schools
1955 - Yankees Whitey Ford is 5th to throw consecutive 1-hitters, beats A's
1956 - Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+
1957 - 71st US Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough (63 62)
1957 - WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - 72nd US Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene R Hard (36 61 62)
1958 - 78th US Mens Tennis: A J Cooper beats M J Anderson (62 36 46 108 86)
1960 - Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
1963 - 1st US TV appearance of Beatles (Big Night Out-ABC)
1963 - American Bandstand moves to Calif, & airs once a week on Saturday
1963 - Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio
1964 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
1965 - -10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss & La
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
1969 - 83rd US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (62 62)
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
1969 - Rod Laver completes his 2nd grand slam winning US Tennis Open
1969 - US amateur Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60)
1970 - Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1970 - PLO hijacks 4 planes
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.
1973 - Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion
1973 - Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Assn's 4th commissioner
1974 - "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances
1974 - Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
1975 - 95th US Mens Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63)
1975 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1975 - Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
1975 - Last day of 1st-class cricket for Hanif Mohammad
1975 - Manuel Orantes upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors to win US Open
1976 - US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He's So Fine)
1977 - Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia
1977 - Pres Carter & Gen Herrera sign Panama Canal treaties
1978 - 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3
1979 - 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at MSG, NY
1979 - The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
1980 - 100th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (76 61 67 57 64)
1980 - 32nd Emmy Awards shown despite boycott
1980 - 32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner & Barbara Bel Geddes
1980 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf
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
1980 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic
1980 - John McEnroe & Bjorn Borg stage one of the greatest US Open finals as 21 year old McEnroe fends off Borg to win his 2nd straight title
1981 - Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts
1981 - Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000
1981 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1981 - Judge Wapner & People's Court premier on TV
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 - 99th US Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76)
1985 - Mary Decker Tabb Slaney runs US 3K female record (8:25.83)
1986 - 100th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (63 62)
1986 - 106th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (64 62 60)
1986 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1986 - Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown
1986 - Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed
1986 - Ivan Lendl defeats Miloslav Mecir for US Tennis open title
1986 - Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31
1987 - Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723
1987 - Netherlands routes 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf
1987 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1987 - South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young
1988 - 5th MTV Awards
1988 - Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame
1988 - NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist
1988 - Security & Exchange Comm 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 - 105th US Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (76 61)
1991 - 1st S African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
1991 - Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
1991 - Harry Hamlin weds Nicollette Sheridan
1991 - Monica Seles (17) defeats Martina Navratilova (34) to win US Open
1991 - Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards
1992 - Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators
1992 - Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
1992 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
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/Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)
1995 - 12th MTV Awards
1995 - STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
1995 - Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion
1996 - Women's championship at US Tennis Open
1997 - 111th US Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64)
1997 - 117th US Mens Tennis: Patrick Rafter beats Greg Rusedski (63 62 46 75)
1997 - Boone Valley Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1997 - Karrie Webb wins Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
1997 - Men's championship at US Tennis Open
1997 - Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275
1997 - The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.
1998 - Jerry Lewis' 33rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises
1998 - Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University
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.
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 - The US Government takes control of the two largest largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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