Holidays Calendar for September 7, 2020

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.

Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States which falls on the first Monday in September. It was officially established in 1894 by U.S. President Grover Cleveland. It is also celebrated in Canada.


World Duchenne Awareness Day is an international observance dedicated to a severe type of muscular dystrophy. It is observed on September 7. Its main goal is to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the importance of early diagnosis and daily therapy.

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.

Engineer Troops Day is an official observance in the Armed Forces of Armenia. It is celebrated on September 7 to commemorate the formation of the Department of the Engineer Troops in 1992.

Military Intelligence Day in Ukraine is celebrated annually on September 7. It was established by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine in 2007 to commemorate the foundation anniversary of the Main Directorate of the Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

Employees of Russian aquaculture enterprises celebrate their professional holiday, Fish Farmer Day, on September 7 every year. The celebration was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; as of 2021 it is yet to be recognized by a presidential decree.

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.

Constitution Day used to be a public holiday in the Republic of Fiji celebrated on September 7. It was first observed in 2016 to commemorate the third anniversary of the adoption of the current Constitution of Fiji.

The United States probably has the most food days (informal celebrations dedicated to certain types of foods and dishes). For example, September 7 is celebrated here as National Salami Day.

If you love beer, September 7 is your day! National Beer Lovers Day, also spelled National Beer Lover’s Day, is an unofficial annual holiday celebrating one of the most popular alcoholic drinks, people who brew beer, and, of course, everyone who enjoys it!

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is a United Nations observance held annually on September 7. It was established by the UN General Assembly in order to raise public awareness about the two-fold problem of air pollution, which impacts both our health and the environment.

The International Day of Police Cooperation is a United Nations observance held annually on September 7. It was created to commemorate the founding of Interpol and highlight the role of law enforcement from around the globe in maintaining peace, security, and justice.

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.