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Friday, September 7, 2012

Canada–Iran relations:
The Iranian ministry of interior sets 14 June 2013 as the date of the next presidential election, for a successor of current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. For the first time, this election is to be held on the same date as the next municipal elections. //www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/07/iran-presidential-election_n_1863823.html (Reuters via "Huffington Post")
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.
Canada closes its embassy in Iran and orders all Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada, citing Iran's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Iran's among the worst human rights record, its lack of respect for the Vienna conventions, its nuclear program and the security of Canadian diplomatic personnel. It sees Iran as the world's most significant threat to global peace and security. Minister of foreign affairs Baird says the Canadian government files Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism under the Canadian //laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/J-2.5/page-1.html Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. //www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/09/07/pol-baird-canada-iran-embassy.html (CBC) //www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2012/09/07a.aspx?lang=engview=d (Communiqué)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A bomb explosion outside the Delhi High Court in the Indian court in New Delhi kills at least nine people and injures another 45. //www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/09/07/general-as-india-blast_8662137.html (AP via "Forbes") //www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/new-delhi-blast/2875442 (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
The Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina sign an accord ending four decades of disputes over the borders of India and Bangladesh. //ibnlive.in.com/news/indiabangladesh-sign-pact-on-border-demarcation/181937-3.html (IBN Live)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Floods in Brahmaputra river have displaced estimated 2.1 million people and caused 24 deaths in north-eastern state of Assam, India. //timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Assam_flood_situation_grim_21_million_affected/rssarticleshow/3454633.cms ("Times of India")

Friday, September 7, 2007

Global Stock Markets fall sharply amid recession fears after the release of a report that shows a surprise decline of the US workforce in August, for the first time in four years. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6983594.stm (BBC)

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Hurricane Ivan passes directly over Grenada, killing 37 people. It passes over other Caribbean islands over the next 2 days, killing 5 people in Venezuela, 4 in the Dominican Republic, 1 in Tobago and 20 in Jamaica.

Saturday, September 7, 2002

2002 US Open: Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams.

Thursday, September 7, 2000

Albania officially joins the World Trade Organization.
September 14 ndash The UK fuel protests take place, with refineries blockaded, and supply to the country's network of petrol stations halted.

Sunday, September 7, 1997

The F-22 Raptor makes its first test flight.

Thursday, September 7, 1989

Representatives of the government of Ethiopia and Eritrean separatists meet in Atlanta with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attempting to broker a peace settlement.

Monday, September 7, 1987

September 21 ndash The world's first conference on artificial life is held at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Friday, September 7, 1979

In the USA, the Entertainment Sports Programming Network, known as ESPN, broadcasts for the first time.

Thursday, September 7, 1978

In London, England, a poison-filled pellet, supposedly injected using an umbrella, poisons Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov, probably on orders of Bulgarian intelligence he dies 4 days later.

Wednesday, September 7, 1977

Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The U.S. agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.

Wednesday, September 7, 1966

the ocean liner "SS Hanseatic" catches fire and burns in New York City Harbor.

Saturday, September 7, 1963

The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

Thursday, September 7, 1961

Tom and Jerry make a return with their first episode since 1957, Switchin' Kitten. The new creator, Gene Deitch makes 12 more Tom and Jerry episodes until 1962.
Tom and Jerry make a return with their first episode since 1957, Switchin' Kitten. The new creator, Gene Deitch makes 12 more Tom and Jerry episodes until 1962.

Monday, September 7, 1953

The first German prisoners of war return from the Soviet Union to West Germany.
A hurricane in South-East Asia kills over 1,000 people.
Nikita Khrushchev becomes head of the Soviet Central Committee.

Wednesday, September 7, 1949

Notorious World War II veteran Edwin Alonzo Boyd commits his first career bank robbery in Toronto.
Albert Guay affair: A dynamite bomb destroys Canadian Pacific Airlines Douglas DC-3 in Quebec.
The Federal Republic of Germany is officially founded. Konrad Adenauer is the first federal chancellor.

Thursday, September 7, 1944

WWII: The Belgian government in exile returns to Brussels from London.

Tuesday, September 7, 1943

A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, kills 55 people.

Wednesday, September 7, 1938

"The Times" publishes a lead article which calls on Czechoslovakia to cede the Sudetenland to Germany.

Tuesday, September 7, 1937

CBS broadcasts a two-and-a-half hour memorial concert nationwide on radio in memory of George Gershwin, live from the Hollywood Bowl. Many celebrities appear, including Oscar Levant, Fred Astaire, Otto Klemperer, Lily Pons, and members of the original cast of "Porgy and Bess". The concert is recorded and released complete years later in what is excellent sound for its time, on CD. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is the featured orchestra.

Monday, September 7, 1936

The last known thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger), named Benjamin, dies in Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.

Wednesday, September 7, 1927

The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Brazil.

Friday, September 7, 1923

Tuesday, September 7, 1915

Former cartoonist John B. Gruelle is given a patent for his "Raggedy Ann" doll.

Saturday, September 7, 1907

The passenger liner "RMS Lusitania" makes its maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.

Wednesday, September 7, 1904

British expedition to Tibet: The Dalai Lama signs the Anglo-Tibetan Treaty with Colonel Francis Younghusband.

Saturday, September 7, 1895

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.
October ndash Rudyard Kipling publishes the story "Mowgli Leaves the Jungle Forever" in "The Cosmopolitan" illustrated magazine (price 10 cents).
Tomoji Tanabe is born in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. He would become the last living man born in 1895. Tanabe died on June 19, 2009, at the age of 113.

Thursday, September 7, 1876

In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are surrounded by an angry mob and are nearly wiped out.

Tuesday, September 7, 1875

Battle of Agurdat: An Egyptian invasion of Ethiopia fails when Emperor Yohannes IV defeats an army led by Werner Munzinger.

Monday, September 7, 1868

Titokowaru\'s War: Māori leader Titokowaru defeats a New Zealand military force at Te Ngutu o Te Manu, North Island.
Titokowaru's War: Māori leader Titokowaru defeats a New Zealand military force at Te Ngutu o Te Manu, North Island.

Wednesday, September 7, 1864

American Civil War: Atlanta, Georgia is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Friday, September 7, 1838

Grace Darling and her father rescue thirteen survivors from the SS ''Forfarshire'' off the Farne Islands.

Monday, September 7, 1835

Charles Darwin arrives at the Galapagos Islands aboard the .

Saturday, September 7, 1822

Brazilian independence: Brazil declares its independence from Portugal.

Friday, September 7, 1821

The Republic of Gran Colombia (a federation covering much of present day Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador) is established, with Simón Bolívar as the founding President and Francisco de Paula Santander as vice president.

Monday, September 7, 1818

Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.

Monday, September 7, 1812

Napoleonic Wars ndash Battle of Borodino: The bloodiest battle of the Napoleonic wars ends in a tactical victory for Napoleon.

Saturday, September 7, 1776

American Revolution: World's first submarine attack. American submersible craft "Turtle" attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship "HMS Eagle" in New York Harbor.

Friday, September 7, 1764

Friday, September 7, 1736

An Edinburgh crowd drags John Porteous out of his cell in Tolbooth Prison and lynches him.

Tuesday, September 7, 1706

War of Spanish Succession ndash Battle of Turin: Forces of Austria and Savoy defeat the French.
English Parliament establishes the first turnpike trusts which place a length of road under the control of trustees drawn from local landowners and traders. The turnpike trusts borrow capital for road maintenance against the security of tolls and this arrangement becomes the common method of road maintenance for the next 150 years.
October ndash Twinings founder, Thomas Twining, opens the first known tea room at 216 Strand, London, still open

Wednesday, September 7, 1695

EnglishpirateHenry Every perpetrates one of the most profitable raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship "Ganj-i-Sawai". In response, Emperor Aurangzeb threatens to put an end to all English trading in India.

Sunday, September 7, 1642

Lord Forbes raises his unsuccessful siege of Galway.

Saturday, September 7, 1630

Friday, September 7, 1629

Anglo-Spanish War (1625): A Spanish expedition led by Fadrique de Toledowipes out the English colony on St. Kitts.

Thursday, September 7, 1628

September 8 ndash Eighty Years\\\\\' War: Dutch admiral Piet Hein captures 16 ships of the Spanish treasure fleet in the Battle in the Bay of Matanzas. The immense booty taken brings in over 11 million guilders, part of which is used to fund the entire army of the Dutch republic for 8 months long.

Thursday, August 28, 1539 (Julianian calendar)

Guru Angad Dev becomes the second Guru of the Sikhs.

Thursday, August 28, 1533 (Julianian calendar)

Anne Boleyn gives birth to Princess Elizabeth I, the future Elizabeth I of England.

Tuesday, August 28, 1520 (Julianian calendar)

Christian II makes his triumphant entry into Stockholm, which has surrendered to him a few days earlier. Sten Sture's widow Christina Gyllenstierna, who has led the fight after Sten's death, and all other persons in the resistance against the Danes, are granted amnesty and are pardoned for their involvement in the resistance.

Tuesday, August 29, 1497 (Julianian calendar)

Second Cornish Uprising in England: Perkin Warbeck lands near Land\'s End on September 10 he is proclaimed as King in Bodmin.ref name=CBH/
Second Cornish Uprising in England: Perkin Warbeck lands near Land's End on September 10 he is proclaimed as King in Bodmin.ref name=CBH/

Saturday, August 31, 1191 (Julianian calendar)

Khmer King Jayavarman VII sacks the capital of Cha.
Richard I of England defeats Saladin at the Battle of Arsuf during the Third Crusade.

Monday, August 31, 1159 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Alexander III succeeds Pope Adrian IV as the 170th pope.
Tunis is reconquered from the Normans by the Almohad caliphs.
The Heiji Rebellion breaks out in Japan.

Friday, August 31, 1151 (Julianian calendar)

Anping Bridge is completed in China's Fujian province. Its total length will not be exceeded until 1846.
Ghazni is burned by the princes of Ghur.
Geoffrey of Anjou dies, and is succeeded by his son Henry, aged 18.
Confronted with internal strife, the commune of Bologna is the first Italian republic to turn to the rule of a podestà, Guido di Ranieri da Sasso (ends in 1155).
The first plague and fire insurance policy is issued in Iceland.

Sunday, September 4, 684 (Julianian calendar)

A large comet is observed in Japan (it's Japan's oldest observation record of the Halley's Comet).

Sunday, September 6, 397 (Julianian calendar)

Ninian, Scottish apostle, establishes a church ("Candida Casa") at Whithorn, and begins his missionary work among the Picts.
Augustine of Hippo begins his "Confessions", an autobiograpy that recounts his intellectual and spiritual development.
First Council of Toledo: Hispanic bishops, including Lius, condemn Priscillianism.
Sulpicius Severus writes the earliest biography of Martin of Tours, the first known life of a saint ever written.
Source: Wikipedia