September 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, September 7, 1995, NASA launched the STS-69 from the Kennedy Space Center?

September 7th is known as Superhuman Day and Buy A Book Day.

We’ve made it to the 250th day of the year! There are 115 days left until we reach the new year.

Is today a special day for you? It’s a special day for us! Here we’re going to look at what historical events happened on this day, as well as some notable celebrities that were born on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1995, NASA launched the STS-69 from the Kennedy Space Center? This was the 100th successful crewed NASA spaceflight.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 7th in history!

What Events Happened On September 7 In History?

2014 Asteroid 2014 RC passed safely by Earth at a distance of 24,800 miles away.

OTD in 2014: Asteroid 2014 RC passed safely by Earth at a distance of 24
The 72 feet (22 meters) wide asteroid was one of the closest asteroids to pass by earth.

2006 Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary “Borat” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

However, the projector broke twenty minutes into the showing, and all attempts to fix the equipment failed. So, the film was successfully screened the following night.

1996 Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.

Tupac was just 25 years old at the time and was shot twice in the chest, once in the arm, and once in the thigh. He died in hospital from his wounds on September 13.

1995 The STS-69 became the 100th successful crewed NASA spaceflight.

The space shuttle was launched from Kennedy Space Center at 15:09:00 UTC on this day.

1944 The Great Atlantic hurricane formed and would wreak havoc for a whole week.

400 lives were lost, and $100 million in damages was caused.

1940 The Blitz began.

OTD in 1940: The Blitz began.
On this day, Germany started mass air bombing the United Kingdom during World War II. Around 43,000 people in Britain died, up to 140,000 were injured, and two million homes were destroyed.

1909 French aviator Eugène Lefebvre tragically died in an airplane crash, making this day the first-ever aviation fatality.

OTD in 1909: French aviator Eugène Lefebvre tragically died in an airplane crash

1888 Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to ever use an incubator.

The incubator was at the State Emigrant Hospital, New York, US.

1822 Dom Pedro I, the founder and first ruler of the empire of Brazil, declared Brazil’s independence from Portugal.

1701 The Treaty of The Hague was signed between the German Empire, Great Britain, and The Netherlands.

1630 Boston, Massachusetts was founded by Governor Winthrop.

The name came from the town of the same name in Lincolnshire, England.

1251 BC A solar eclipse occurred, which is said to have marked the birth of Greek legend Hercules.

Famous People Born On September 7

Is today is your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Michael Emerson! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

1987 Evan Rachel Wood

American Actress

Evan Rachel Wood
34 years old
Born In:
North Carolina, USA

1954 Michael Emerson

American Actor

Michael Emerson
67 years old
Born In:
Iowa, USA
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Special Holidays On September 7

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

September 7: Superhuman Day

Superhuman Day

September 7: National Buy A Book Day

National Buy A Book Day

September 7 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on September 7th share the Virgo star sign.

Virgos are kind, gentle, supportive, and always like to help people. They use their intellect and resourcefulness to solve complex problems.

Anyone born in September has the Sapphire birthstone. Did you know that the ancient Persians believed the earth sat on a giant sapphire, which was the reason why the sky is blue?

Those who were born on Sep 7 were likely conceived the previous year on December 15.

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