About September 7

September 7, 2020 is the 251st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 115 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 158 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 7

  • 70
    A Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • 1652
    Around 15,000 Han farmers and militia rebel against Dutch rule on Taiwan.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Atlanta, Georgia, is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • 1895
    The first game of what would become known as rugby league football is played, in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.
  • 1916
    Federal employees win the right to Workers’ compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act (39 Stat. 742; 5 U.S.C. 751)
  • 1921
    In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
  • 1936
    The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: 8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.
  • 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 a specially-designed umbrella.
  • 1979
    The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for USD $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.
  • 1979
    The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the islands. The collisions occurred around 10am, after the Japanese Coast Guard ordered the trawler to leave the area. After the collisions, Japanese sailors boarded the Chinese vessel and arrested the captain, Zhan Qixiong.
  • 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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