History of 7 September
1901 – China and the Eight-Nation Alliance signed the Boxer Protocol ending the Boxer Rebellion (Boxer Uprising, Yihequan Movement).
1915 – Johnny Gruelle received a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll. (U.S. Patent D47789)
1921 – Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC, was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ.
1927 – Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using an image dissector.
1930 – The cartoon “Blondie” made its first appearance in the comic strips.
1940 – London received its initial rain of bombs from Nazi Germany during World War II.
1942 – During World War II, the Russian army counter-attacked the German troops outside the city of Stalingrad.
1963 – The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, OH.
1966 – The final episode of the original “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was aired on CBS-TV.
1971 – “The Beverly Hillbillies” was seen for the final time on CBS-TV.
1977 – The Panama Canal treaties were signed by U.S. President Carter and General Omar Torrijos Herrera. The treaties called for the U.S. to turn over control of the canal’s waterway to Panama in the year 2000.
1979 – ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, made its debut on cable TV.
1983 – In Ireland, voters approved a constitutional amendment that banned abortion.
1984 – American Express Co. issued the first of its Platinum charge cards.
1986 – Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins threw his 100th career touchdown pass, in only his 44th NFL game, which set an NFL record.
1986 – President Augusto Pinochet survived an assassination attempt made by guerrillas.
1986 – Desmond Tutu was the first black to be installed to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa.
1987 – Erich Honecker became the first East German head of state to visit West Germany.
1989 – Legislation was approved by the U.S. Senate that prohibited discrimination against the handicapped in employment, public accommodations, transportation, and communications.
1998 – Mark McGwire set a new major league baseball record for most home runs hit in a single season. The previous record was 61 set in 1961 by Roger Maris.
1999 – Viacom Inc. announced that it had plans to buy CBS Corp.
2001 – Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the only the fifth player in major league baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season. (California)
2005 – Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.
2008 – The United States government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.
2010 – A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the Senkaku Islands.
2011 – A plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team.
2012 – Canada officially cuts diplomatic ties with Iran by closing its embassy in Tehran and orders the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from Ottawa, over nuclear plans and purported human rights abuses.
2017 – The 8.2 Mw 2017 Chiapas earthquake strikes southern Mexico, killing at least 60 people.
2017 – Equifax announces a cyber-crime identity theft event potentially impacting approximately 1451⁄2 million U.S. consumers.
2019 – Ukranian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 66 others are released in a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Gokhan Zan, Turkish footballer
- 1981 – Vangelis, Mexican wrestler
- 1982 – Andre Dirrell, American boxer
- 1982 – George Bailey, Australian cricketer
- 1982 – Emese Szász, Hungarian fencer
- 1983 – Philip Deignan, Irish cyclist
- 1983 – Annette Dytrt, German figure skater
- 1983 – Pops Mensah-Bonsu, English-American basketball player
- 1983 – Piri Weepu, New Zealand rugby player
- 1984 – Ben Hollingsworth, Canadian actor
- 1984 – Farveez Maharoof, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1984 – Miranda, Brazilian footballer
- 1984 – Vera Zvonareva, a Russian tennis player
- 1984 – Pelin Karahan, Turkish actress
- 1985 – Wade Davis, American baseball player
- 1985 – Adam Eckersley, English footballer
- 1985 – Rafinha, Brazilian footballer
- 1986 – Charlie Daniels, English footballer
- 1986 – Colin Delaney, American wrestler
- 1987 – Tommy Elphick, English footballer
- 1987 – Sammy Moore, English footballer
- 1987 – Danny North, English footballer
- 1987 – Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer
- 1987 – Aleksandra Wozniak, a Canadian tennis player
- 1988 – Alex Harvey, Canadian skier
- 1988 – Kevin Love, American basketball player
- 1990 – Fedor Klimov, Russian figure skater
- 1991 – Dale Finucane, Australian rugby league player
- 1991 – Amar Garibovic, Serbian skier (d. 2010)
- 1993 – Taylor Gray, American actor
- 1994 – Elinor Barker, Welsh track cyclist
- 1994 – Herman Ese’ese, New Zealand rugby league player
- 1994 – Tom Opacic, Australian rugby league player
- 1995 – George Williams, Welsh footballer
- 1996 – Donovan Mitchell, American basketball player
- 1999 – Michelle Creber, Canadian voice actress