Holidays Calendar for September 7, 2016

The national holiday Independence Day is observed annually in Brazil on September 7. This holiday was officially established in 1949 to celebrate the date, when Brazil declared its independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

The Portuguese administration of Mozambique lasted for more then four centuries, from the 16th century till late 20th century. September 7 is known in Mozambique as Victory Day, that is observed to celebrate the signing of the Lusaka Accord officially ending the Mozambican War of Independence.

Every year the civil servants in Nepal have their own day off, that falls on working day. This governmental day off is called Civil Servant's Day, or Nijamati Sewa Diwas. The date of the holiday is appointed annually.

Air Force Day is observed in Pakistan every year on September 7. This is one of the professional days, that are connected with the celebration of the end of the Indo-Pakistani War in 1965.

National Threatened Species Day in Australia is observed annually on September 7. This date was chosen to commemorate the day, when the last Tasmanian wolf died in 1936.

The National Acorn Squash Day is celebrated on September 7. This food holiday is dedicated to a variety of winter squash known as acorn squash, pepper squash, or Des Moines squash.

This Day in History

  • 2012 Canada cut diplomatic ties with Iran by closing its embassy in Tehran and declaring Iranian diplomats in Canada personae non gratae.
  • 2011 Yak-Service Flight 9633 crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia, killing the players and coaching staff of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team.
  • 2002 Died: Uziel Gal (born Gotthard Glas), German-born Israeli gun designer and officer, best known as the developer of the Uzi submachine gun.
  • 1997 Died: Mobutu Sese Seko (born Joseph-Desiré Mobutu), President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire) from 1965 to 1997.
  • 1991 Died: Edwin McMillan, American physicist who was co-awarded the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with Glenn Seaborg.
  • 1986 South African social rights activist and Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu became the first black Archbishop of Cape Town. He retired in 1996.
  • 1978 Died: Keith Moon, English musician, songwriter, producer and actor best known as the drummer of the English rock band the Who.
  • 1977 The USA and Panama signed the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, which guaranteed that Panama would gain control over the Panama Canal in 1999.
  • 1976 Born: Oliver Hudson, American actor, best known for his role as Adam Rhodes in Rules of Engagement. He is the son of Goldie Hawn.
  • 1973 Born: Alex Kurtzman, American film and television writer, director and producer. He is known for his work on Transformers, Star Trek etc.
  • 1971 Died: Spring Byington, American actress of stage and screen best known for her role as Lily Ruskin in the CBS sitcom December Bride.
  • 1962 Died: Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese historical novelist whose best known works include Musashi and Fragments of a Past: A Memoir.
  • 1954 Died: Bud Fisher, American cartoonist best known as the creator of Mutt and Jeff, the first successful daily comic strip in the United States.
  • 1951 Died: John French Sloan, American painter and etcher, best known as one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art.
  • 1949 Born: Gloria Gaynor, American singer and songwriter best known for her hits I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye and I Am What I Am.
  • 1945 The Allies of the Second World War (the USA, the USSR, the UK and France) held the Berlin Victory Parade to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany.
  • 1936 Born: Buddy Holly, America musician and singer-songwriter often regarded as one of the main figures of rock & roll in the mid-1950s.
  • 1917 Born: John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist who was co-awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with Vladimir Prelog.
  • 1912 Born: David Packard, American engineer, businessman and statesman best known as a co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Company (1939).
  • 1910 Died: William Holman Hunt, English painter, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He is noted for his attention to detail.
  • 1908 Born: Michael E. DeBakey, American cardiac surgeon, scientist and medical statesman. He is known for his role in the creation of the MASH.
  • 1892 Died: John Greenleaf Whittier, American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the US. He is known for his poet Snow-Bound.
  • 1860 Born: Grandma Moses (nickname of Anna Mary Robertson Moses), renowned American folk artist who began painting at the age of 78.
  • 1857 The Mountain Meadows massacre began in southern Utah. Members of the Baker-Fancher wagon train were attacked by Utah territorial militia.
  • 1812 The Battle of Borodino was fought during the French invasion of Russia. With at least 70,000 casualties, it was the single deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1807 Born: Henry Sewell, New Zealand politician who served as the first Prime Minister of New Zealand in May 1856, his term lasted 13 days.
  • 1706 The Siege of Turin ended during the War of the Spanish Succession, resulting in a victory of Habsburg Austria, Duchy of Savoy and Prussia.
  • 1533 Born: Elizabeth I of England, also known as Good Queen Bess and the Virgin Queen, Queen of England and Ireland from 1558 until her death.
  • 1191 The Battle of Arsuf was fought during the Third Crusade. In this battle, Richard the Lionheart defeated Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria.