About September 7

September 7, 2024 is the 251st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 115 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 144 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.
  • 1818
    Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
  • 1876
    In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang attempt to rob the town’s bank but are driven off by armed citizens.
  • 1893
    The Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club, to become one of the oldest Italian football clubs, is established by British expats.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
  • 1907
    Cunard Line’s RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    Two newly purchased Savoia flying boats crash in the Swiss Alps en-route to Finland where they would serve with the Suomen Ilmavoimat, killing both crews.
  • 1921
    Legion of Mary is founded in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1936
    The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • 1940
    Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    Australian and US forces inflict a significant defeat upon the Japanese at the Battle of Milne Bay.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: 8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec.
  • 1945
    Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.
  • 1970
    Fighting between Arab guerrillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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