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1936Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

1969US amateur Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60)

194054th US Women's Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-2 6-3)

1986106th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (64 62 60)

1980Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf

1986Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

195373rd US Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-3 6-2 6-3)

200017th MTV Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah wins

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament

1976US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He's So Fine)

1987Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723

70Roman army under General Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem

1991105th US Womens Tennis Open: Monica Seles (17) defeats Martina Navratilova (34) (76 61)

199512th MTV Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna wins

1975Manuel Orantes upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors to win US Open

1997111th US Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64)

1988Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

200825th MTV Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown wins

1992Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1981Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000

197595th US Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63)

1812Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov

196983rd US Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2 6-2)

1191Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.

198599th US Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76)

1980John McEnroe & Bjorn Borg stage one of the greatest US Open finals as 21 year old McEnroe fends off Borg to win his 2nd straight title (7-6 6-1 6-7 5-7 6-4)

1964Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open

1953Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs

1970Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1952Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

September 7th Historical Events
Date Event
1251
A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece. 
BC
AD
70
Roman army under General Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem 
1159
Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope 
1191
Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf. 
1497
Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV 
1525
Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague 
1543
Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V 
1596
Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java 
1599
Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty 
1652
Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English 
1701
Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant 
1714
Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine 
1800
Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC) 
1812
Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov 
1813
"Uncle Sam" was 1st used to refer to US (Troy Post of NY) 
1818
Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim. 
1822
Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day) 
1860
Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan 
1863
Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass 
1871
Bay of Biscay: British warship HMS Captain capsizes, 500 killed 
1876
Bank robbery by James/Younger fails (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested) 
1880
Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters 
1888
Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward's Island, New York 
1889
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Engineer's Thumb" (BG) 
1891
Captain Frederick Lugard's army reaches Kavalli, Equatoria 
1892
James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title 
1896
A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI 
1897
George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH 
1901
Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China 
1902
In Australia, the whole nation observes a 'day of humiliation' and prays for rain, as a terrible drought kills livestock and threatens crops; rain begins to appear on 10 September 
1903
Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY 
1904
British forces in Tibet force the Dalai Lhama to sign a treaty that grants Britain trading posts in Tibet and guarantee that Tibet will not concede territory to foreign powers 
1906
Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully. 
1907
Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire 
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. 
1910
In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between Newfoundland (still seperate from Canada) and the US 
1912
Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit 
1914
NY Post Office Building opens to public 
1915
35th US Men's Tennis: Wm Johnston beats M E McLoughlin (1-6 6-0 7-5 10-8) 
1915
Johnny Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll (US Patent D47789) 
1915
St Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0 
1916
Giants beat Brooklyn 4-1, to launch NY's record 26-game winning streak 
1916
Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress 
1921
In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held. 
1922
In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation. 
1923
Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Phila A's, 4-0 
1923
Interpol forms in Vienna 
1923
Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23 
1927
Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF 
1927
The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by GovernorAnt├┤nio Carlos. 
1928
Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC 
1932
Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games 
1936
Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation 
1936
The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. 
1939
Radio NY Worldwide-WRUL begins radio transmission 
1940
54th US Women's Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-2 6-3) 
1940
60th US Men's Tennis: W D McNeill beats Robert Riggs (4-6 6-8 6-3 6-3 7-5) 
1940
German Luftwaffe blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights 
1940
Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England 
1940
Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria. 
1942
62nd US Men's Tennis: F Schroeder Jr beats F Parker (8-6 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-2) 
1942
German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle 
1942
Transport nr 29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany 
1942
First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator. 
1943
987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp 
1943
Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston, Texas) 
1944
SS-general Kurt Meyer takes Durnal, Belgium 
1944
Strongest Hurricane of century in Netherlands (wind force 12) 
1945
Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender 
1945
Joe Kuhel hits inside-the-park HR, only HR hit by a Senator all season at Washington's Griffith Stadium 
1947
Battles between Hindus & Moslems in New Delhi, India 
1948
1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh 
1950
Monasteries shut down in Hungary 
1952
66th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (63 75) 
1952
72nd US Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (6-1 6-2 6-3) 
1952
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament 
1952
General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier 
1952
Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn) 
1952
Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters 
1952
NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington He has now HRed in all 15 major league parks 
1953
67th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2 6-4) 
1953
73rd US Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-3 6-2 6-3) 
1953
Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs 
1954
Integration begins in Wash DC & Balt MD public schools 
1956
Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+ 
1957
71st US Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Louise Brough (6-3 6-2) 
1957
WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1958
72nd US Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene R Hard (3-6 6-1 6-2) 
1958
78th US Men's Tennis: A J Cooper beats M J Anderson (6-2 3-6 4-6 10-8 8-6) 
1960
Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3) 
1963
WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1963
American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday 
1963
Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio 
1964
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open 
1965
-10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss & La 
1965
China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border. 
1966
KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1966
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1969
83rd US Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2 6-2) 
1969
Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open 
1969
US amateur Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60) 
1970
Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
1970
PLO hijacks 4 planes 
1970
White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games 
1970
Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado 
1970
Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan. 
1973
Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion 
1973
Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner 
1974
"Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances 
1974
Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975 
1975
95th US Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63) 
1975
Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
1975
Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title 
1975
Last day of 1st-class cricket for Hanif Mohammad 
1975
Manuel Orantes upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors to win US Open 
1976
US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He's So Fine) 
1977
Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia 
1977
Pres Carter & Gen Herrera sign Panama Canal treaties 
1978
1st game of Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3 
1979
5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, NY 
1979
The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut. 
1980
32nd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ed Asner & Barbara Bel Geddes win. Notable for going ahead despite 51 of the 52 nominated performers boycotting the event due to a a strike by members of the Screen Actors Guild. 
1980
Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf 
1980
Cape Verde adopts its constitution 
1980
Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis) 
1980
Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season 
1980
Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic 
1980
John McEnroe & Bjorn Borg stage one of the greatest US Open finals as 21 year old McEnroe fends off Borg to win his 2nd straight title (7-6 6-1 6-7 5-7 6-4) 
1981
Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts 
1981
Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000 
1981
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1981
Judge Wapner & People's Court premier on TV 
1981
West Tampa Fl defeats Rich Va, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series 
1983
Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s) 
1984
Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236 
1985
99th US Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76) 
1985
Mary Decker Tabb Slaney runs US 3K female record (8:25.83) 
1986
100th US Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (63 62) 
1986
106th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (64 62 60) 
1986
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship 
1986
Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown 
1986
Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed 
1986
Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31 
1986
Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so 
1987
Jerry Lewis' 22nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $39,021,723 
1987
Netherlands sends 2 minesweepers to Persian Gulf 
1987
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1987
South Africa frees Dutch anthropologist/Anc'er Klaas de Young 
1988
5th MTV Awards: INXS wins 
1988
Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame 
1988
NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist 
1988
Security & Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws 
1990
"Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater NYC for 6 performances 
1990
Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991 
1991
1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics 
1991
Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes 
1991
105th US Womens Tennis Open: Monica Seles (17) defeats Martina Navratilova (34) (76 61) 
1991
Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards 
1992
Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators 
1992
Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns 
1992
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1993
Brazil votes over importing monarchy 
1993
Cards Mark Whiten, hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 2nd game of doubleheader 
1994
Jingyi Le/Ying Shan/Ying Le/Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91) 
1995
STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit 
1995
Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion 
1995
12th MTV Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna wins 
1996
Rap artist Tupac Shahur shot multiple times in drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later 
1997
111th US Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64) 
1997
117th US Men's Tennis: Patrick Rafter beats Greg Rusedski (63 62 46 75) 
1997
Boone Valley Senior Golf Classic 
1997
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
1997
Karrie Webb wins Safeway LPGA Golf Championship 
1997
Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275 
1997
The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place. 
1998
Jerry Lewis' 33rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises 
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. 
2000
17th MTV Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah wins 
2001
The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco 
2004
Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hitting Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings. 
2005
First presidential election was held in Egypt. 
2008
The US Government takes control of the two largest largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. 
2008
25th MTV Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown wins 
2011
Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team 
2012
US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia 
2012
64 people are killed and 715 injured after a series of earthquakes in south-west China 
2012
Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada 
2013
14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus 
2013
15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia 
2013
Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election 
2014
Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth (39,900 km; 24,800 mi) 
2014
Serena Williams wins her third straight US Open women's tennis singles 
2014
Bob and Mike Bryan win their fifth US Open men's tennis doubles 
2016
Brazil's Rousseff Vacates Presidential Palace After Ouster 
2016
Clinton VP pick Kaine, Trump spar over who most able to handle Russia 
2017
South Korea deploys anti-missile system as US seeks tough North Korea sanctions 
2017
Prince George attends 1st day of primary school in London 
2017
Hurricane Irma blacks out Puerto Rico, heads for Hispaniola 
2017
China military holds drills in waters near Korean Peninsula 
2017
Hurricane Irma destroys 90 percent of structures, vehicles on Barbuda 
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