September 7 in History

September 7 in History

September 7th is…
Acorn Squash Day
Beer Lover’s Day
National Grandma Moses Day
National Grateful Patient Day
National Neither Snow nor Rain Day
National New Hampshire Day
Salami Day

1251 BC – A solar eclipse marked the birth of legendary man-god Hercules.

1800 – The Zion AME Church was founded.

1895 – The first game of rugby league football was played in England.

1901 – The Boxer Rebellion in Qing dynasty China officially ended with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.

1915 – Johnny Gruelle received US Patent (#47789) for his Raggedy Ann Doll.

1923 – Interpol was founded in Vienna.

1927 – Philo Farnsworth completed the first fully electronic television system.

1943 – A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, killed 55 people.

1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio.

1968 – Starring Bingo, Drooper, Fleegle, and Snorky, the Banana Splits Adventure Hour debuted on NBC. It only lasted 31 episodes, but lives in our hearts forever.

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) debuted.

1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asked the United States government for $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy. The loan was granted, but was a very unusual step for the government at the time, and $1,500,000,000 seemed like a lot of money in 1979…

1981 – The People’s Court debuted with Judge Joseph Wapner

1985 – #1 Hit September 7, 1985 – September 20, 1985: John ParrSt. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)

1985 – Star Wars: Ewoks and Star Wars: Droids premiered on ABC.

1986 – Desmond Tutu became the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.

1993 – The Chevy Chase Show debuted on Fox. Canceled six weeks later.

1998 – Google was founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

2004 – Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Grenada, killing 39 people.

2008 – True Blood premiered on HBO

#1 Hit September 7, 2019 – October 18, 2019: Lizzo – Truth Hurts


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