Today in History, English
Today in History, English

101671September 7Event1778 – American Revolutionary War: France invades Dominica in the British West Indies, before Britain is even aware of France's involvement in the war.
101672September 7Event1812 – French invasion of Russia: The Battle of Borodino, the bloodiest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, was fought near Moscow and resulted in a French victory.
101673September 7Event1818 – Carl III of Sweden–Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
101674September 7Event1822 – Dom Pedro I declares Brazil independent from Portugal on the shores of the Ipiranga Brook in São Paulo.
101675September 7Event1857 – Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers slaughter most members of peaceful, emigrant wagon train.
101676September 7Event1860 – Italian unification: Giuseppe Garibaldi enters Naples.
101677September 7Event1864 – American Civil War: Atlanta is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.
101678September 7Event1873 – Emilio Castelar y Ripoll becomes President of the First Spanish Republic.
101679September 7Event1876 – In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James–Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are driven off by armed citizens.
101680September 7Event1893 – The Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club, to become one of the oldest Italian football clubs, is established by British expats.
101681September 7Event1895 – 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.
101682September 7Event1901 – The Boxer Rebellion in Qing dynasty China officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.
101683September 7Event1906 – Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
101684September 7Event1907 – Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.
101685September 7Event1909 – Eugène Lefebvre crashes a new French-built Wright biplane during a test flight at Juvisy, south of Paris, becoming the first aviator in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.
101686September 7Event1911 – French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.
101687September 7Event1916 – US federal employees win the right to Workers' compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act (39 Stat. 742 5 U.S.C. 751)
101688September 7Event1920 – Two newly purchased Savoia flying boats crash in the Swiss Alps en route to Finland where they would serve with the Finnish Air Force, killing both crews.
101689September 7Event1921 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
101690September 7Event1921 – The Legion of Mary, the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, is founded in Dublin, Ireland.
101691September 7Event1922 – In Aydın, Turkey, independence of Aydın, from Greek occupation.
101692September 7Event1922 – The Bank of Latvia established.
101693September 7Event1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.
101694September 7Event1928 – The first Tour de Pologne began.
101695September 7Event1929 – Steamer Kuru capsizes and sinks on Lake Näsijärvi near Tampere in Finland. 136 lives are lost.
101696September 7Event1932 – The Battle of Boquerón, the first major battle of the Chaco War, commences.
101697September 7Event1936 – The last thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial named Benjamin, dies alone in its cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
101698September 7Event1940 – Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobruja to Bulgaria.
101699September 7Event1940 – World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins the Blitz, bombing London and other British cities for over 50 consecutive nights.
101700September 7Event1942 – First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.

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