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It happened on September 7th in History

  • 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.”

 

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