Today in History, English
Today in History, English

101710September 7Event1965 – China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border.
101711September 7Event1965 – Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlight, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula.
101712September 7Event1970 – Fighting between Arab guerrillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
101713September 7Event1970 – Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).
101714September 7Event1977 – The Torrijos–Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The United States agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
101715September 7Event1977 – The 300-metre-tall CKVR-DT transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, is hit by a light aircraft in a fog, causing it to collapse. All aboard the aircraft are killed.
101716September 7Event1978 – 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.
101717September 7Event1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for US$1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.
101718September 7Event1986 – Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.
101719September 7Event1986 – General Augusto Pinochet, president of Chile, escapes attempted assassination.
101720September 7Event1988 – Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan in space, returns aboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-5 after 9 days on the Mir space station.
101721September 7Event1999 – A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
101722September 7Event2004 – Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.
101723September 7Event2005 – Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.
101724September 7Event2008 – The US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
101725September 7Event2010 – A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the Senkaku Islands. The collisions occurred around 10am, after the Japanese Coast Guard ordered the trawler to leave the area. After the collisio
101726September 7Event2011 – A plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team.
101727September 7Event2012 – A series of earthquakes in Yunnan, China, kills 89 people and injures 800 others.
101728September 7Event2012 – Canada officially cuts diplomatic ties with Iran by closing its embassy in Tehran and ordered the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from Ottawa, over support for Syria, nuclear plans and alleged rights abuses.
101729September 7Birth1438 – Louis II, Landgrave of Lower Hesse (d. 1471)
101730September 7Birth1388 – Gian Maria Visconti, Italian son of Gian Galeazzo Visconti (d. 1412)
101701September 7Event1942 – World War II: Australian and US forces inflict a significant defeat upon the Japanese at the Battle of Milne Bay.
101702September 7Event1943 – A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, kills 55 people.
101703September 7Event1943 – World War II: The German 17th Army begins its evacuation of the Kuban bridgehead (Taman Peninsula) in southern Russia and moves across the Strait of Kerch to the Crimea.
101704September 7Event1945 – Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.
101705September 7Event1953 – Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
101706September 7Event1953 – Mohammed Daoud Khan becomes Premier of Afghanistan.
101707September 7Event1953 – Garfield Todd becomes Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia.
101708September 7Event1961 – João Goulart becomes President of Brazil.
101709September 7Event1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

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