On This Day In History, 7 September


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World Events Today

  • Boston, the capital of the state of Massachusetts in the United States, was settled today in 1630
  • The last known Tasmanian tiger died in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, today in 1936
  • The second Torrijos–Carter Treaty was signed by the United States and Panama today in 1977, it guaranteed that Panama would gain control of the Panama Canal after 1999

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, ESPN, was launched today in 1979
  • John McEnroe retained his title by defeating Björn Borg, in the 100th US Tennis Open Men’s Singles today in 1980
  • The Australian rock band INXS, with their single Need You Tonight, won 5 awards at the MTV Video Music Awards today in 1988

Family Events Today

  • Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who would become Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland from 1558 until 1603, was born today in 1533 in London
  • Charles Hardin Holley, better known as the American singer-songwriter Buddy Holly, whose hits included Peggy Sue and Everyday, was born today in 1936 in Texas
  • The English drummer Keith Moon, member of the legendary rock band The Who, died of a drug overdose today in 1978 aged 32

Main Event Today

  • The Blitz, the Nazi German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom, began today in 1940, it continued for over 8 months

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Salami Day

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