SEPTEMBER 7 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1705 – Matthäus Günther the German painter was born on the 7th September 1705 (died 1788).

1740 – Johan Tobias Sergel the Swedish sculptor was born on the 7th September 1740 (died 1814).

1815 – John McDouall Stuart the Australian explorer was born on the 7th September 1815 (died 1866).

1831 – Alexandre Falguière the French sculptor and painter was born on the 7th September 1831 (died 1900).

1855 – William Friese-Greene the British photographer was born on the 7th September 1855 (died 1921).

1860 – Grandma Moses the American painter was born on the 7th September 1860 (died 1961).

1876 – C. J. Dennis the Australian poet was born on the 7th September 1876 (died 1938).

1895 – The first game of rugby league football was played, in England on the 7th day of September in 1895, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.

1909 – Eugene Lefebvre crashed a new French-built Wright biplane during a test flight at Juvisy, south of Paris, on the 7th day of September in 1909. He became the 1st person in the world to die while piloting a powered airplane, and the 2nd person to be killed in a powered airplane crash.

1911 – Guillaume Apollinaire the French poet was arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum on the 7th day of September in 1911.

1914 ~ Graeme Bell (AOMBE) the Australian Dixieland and classical jazz pianist, composer and band leader was born Graeme Emerson Bell on the 7th September 1914 (died 13 June 2012 aged 97). Graeme Bell was the 1st Australian jazz band leader who was still playing at 90 years of age, and the 1st Westerner to lead a jazz band to China. The Australian Jazz Awards aka The Bells were named in Graeme Bell’s honour. YouTube video: Graeme Bell & His Australian Jazz Band (in the 1950s) performing Black and Tan Fantasy (1927) a jazz composition by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley. This performance also features “Lazy” Ade Monsborough and other Aussie jazz greats…

1917 – Jacob Lawrence the American painter was born on the 7th September 1917 (died 2000).

1921 – The 1st Miss America Pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on the 7th day of September in 1921.

1927 – The 1st fully electronic television system was achieved by Philo Taylor Farnsworth on the 7th day of September in 1927.

1927 – Eric Hill the English author and illustrator was born on the 7th September 1927. Eric Hill is best known for his character Spot the Dog.

1934 – Mary Bauermeister the German painter was born on the 7th September 1934.

1936 – The last surviving member of the thylacine species, a Tasmanian Tiger, died alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania, on the 7th day of September in 1936. National Threatened Species Day is now held on the 7th of September each year to commemorate the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger.

1936 ~ Buddy Holly the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 7th September 1936 (died 3 February 1959 aged 22).

1942 – First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator was on the 7th day of September in 1942.

1949 ~ Gloria Gaynor the American singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 7th September 1949.

1951Chrissie Hynde the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from The Pretenders was born on the 7th September 1951.

1953Marc Hunter the New Zealand singer-songwriter and lead vocalist from Dragon was born on the 7th September 1953 (died 17 July aged 44).

1953 – Benmont Tench the American keyboard player from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was born on the 7th September 1953.

1960 – Brad Houser the American musician from Edie Brickell & New Bohemians was born on the 7th September 1960.

1987 – Evan Rachel Wood the American actress was born on the 7th September 1987.

1994 ~ HARRiSON CRAiG the Australian singer and winner of The Voice in Australia was born on the 7th September 1994.

Harrison Craig The Voice 2013 winner singer banner victory hand sign celebration microphone logo
Harrison Craig The Voice 2013 winner giving the V for Voice victory sign

1996 – American Hip-Hop star Tupac Shakur was fatally shot 4 times on the Las Vegas strip on the 7th day of September in 1996, after leaving the TysonSeldon boxing match.

2013 ~ The Liberal Party of Australia lead by Tony Abbott won the 2013 Australian federal election on Saturday the 7th September 2013. Tony Abbott from the Liberal Party claimed victory for the Coalition against Prime Minister Kevin Rudd from the Labor Party, who conceded defeat.

Today in History for September 7th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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