About September 7

September 7, 2021 is the 250th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 115 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 147 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 7

  • 1191
    Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf – Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.
  • 1228
    Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II landed in Acre, Palestine and started the Sixth Crusade, which resulted in a peaceful restitution of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1695
    Henry Every perpetrates one of the most profitable pirate raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai. In response, Emperor Aurangzeb threatens to end to all English trading in India.
  • 1776
    According to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee makes the world’s first submarine attack in the Turtle, attempting to attach a time bomb to the hull of HMS Eagle in New York Harbor (no British records of this attack exist).
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Borodino – Napoleon wins a Pyrrhic victory over the Russian army of Alexander I near the village of Borodino.
  • 1822
    Dom Pedro I declares Brazil independent from Portugal on the shores of the Ipiranga Brook in São Paulo.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Atlanta, Georgia, is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • 1901
    The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.
  • 1909
    Eugene Lefebvre crashes a new French-built Wright biplane during a test flight at Juvisy, south of Paris, becoming the first ‘pilot’in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.
  • 1940
    Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
  • 1942
    First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
  • 1943
    World War II: The German 17th Army begins its evacuation of the Kuban River bridgehead (Taman Peninsula) in southern Russia and moves across the Strait of Kerch to the Crimea.
  • 1945
    Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.
  • 1979
    The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut.
  • 1986
    Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.
  • 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 hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.
  • 2005
    Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.
  • 2008
    The US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • 2011
    A plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team.

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