September 7th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
September 7th History Highlights
Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day commemorates the opening of the New York Post Office in the James A. Farley Post Office Building on September 7, 1914.
“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”
The Boxer Uprising (Rebellion)
The Boxer Uprising was an uprising against foreigners that began in China in 1900 and was eventually supported by the government. The Chinese secret society known as the Boxer began a violent campaign to expel foreigners from China. In 1901, 239 missionaries were martyred in the Boxer Revolt, the first to be suppressed by the Qing Dynasty. The empress later tried to drive Western influence out of China by aggression against foreign missionaries. Officially, it supported the peasant uprisings of 1900, which wanted to drive foreigners out of China.
The rebellion was finally quelled by a joint military expedition of eight foreign powers, with the help of the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia, the Netherlands, and France.
September 7th is…
Beer Lover’s Day
Grandma Moses Day
September 7th Birthday Quotes
“If we stop exploring space, we’re going to lose the same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin, the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS.”
“I’ve come to believe that everything worth achieving is beyond one’s capacity – or seems so at first. The thing is to persist, not back off, fight your fight, pay your dues, and carry on. The effort is all; continue and you may get there despite everything.”
“I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.”
“Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you.”
“Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love.”
“The only person stopping you from doing something is yourself and looking for excuses all the time just gets in the way of obtaining your own goals. It’s like the writer who keeps getting up and straightening the pictures in the room.”
September 7th Birthdays
1533 – Elizabeth I of England (died in 1603)
1855 – William Friese-Greene, English photographer and cinematographer (died in 1921)
1860 – Grandma Moses, American painter (died in 1961)
1875 – Edward Francis Hutton, American businessman, and financier, co-founded E. F. Hutton & Co. (died in 1962)
1909 – Elia Kazan, Greek-American actor, director, producer and screenwriter (died in 2003)
1912 – David Packard, American engineer, and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (died in 1996)
1923 – Peter Lawford, English-American actor (died in 1984)
1930 – Sonny Rollins, American saxophonist, and composer
1936 – Buddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (died in 1959)
1947 – Gloria Gaynor, American singer
1951 – Chrissie Hynde, American singer-songwriter
1951 – Morris Albert, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1954 – Corbin Bernsen, American actor
1973 – Shannon Elizabeth, American actress
1987 – Evan Rachel Wood, American actress
1993 – Taylor Gray, American actor
September 7th History
1251 BC – A solar eclipse marked the birth of legendary man-god Hercules.
1800 – The Zion AME Church was founded.
September 5, 1855 (fiction) The Hill Valley Clock was started, Back to the Future, Film
1895 – The first game of rugby league football was played, in England.
1901 – The Boxer Rebellion in Qing dynasty China officially ended with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.
1923 – Interpol was founded in Vienna.
1927 – The first fully electronic television system was completed by Philo Farnsworth.
1943 – A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas killed 55 people.
September 5, 1958 Birthday (fictional) Howard the Duck, Marvel Comics
September 7, 1958 Birthday (fictional) Walter White, Breaking Bad, TV
1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio.
1968 – Starring Bingo, Drooper, Fleegle, and Snorky, the Banana Splits Adventure Hour debuted on NBC. It only lasted 31 episodes but lives in our hearts forever.
1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) debuted.
1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asked the United States government for $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy. It was granted, but was a very unusual step for the government at the time, as was $1,500,00,00.
1981 – The People’s Court debuted with Judge Joseph Wapner
1985 – #1 Hit September 7, 1985 – September 20, 1985: John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)
1985 – Star Wars: Ewoks and Star Wars: Droids premiered on ABC.
1986 – Desmond Tutu became the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.
1993 – The Chevy Chase Show debuted on Fox. Canceled six weeks later.
1998 – Google was founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
2004 – Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hit Grenada, killing 39 people.
September 7, 2005 – The Apple iPod Nano (1st generation) was released.
September 5, 2007 – The Apple iPod Touch (1st generation) was released.
2008 – True Blood premiered on HBO
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
In “The Wizard of Oz” Toto was played by a dog named Terry, who earned $125 a week doing the film.
Depending on how long ago and how far away, we could theoretically view the events of STAR WARS through a large enough telescope.
Rule number one after getting shot while wearing a bulletproof vest is to rip your shirt open and expose your vest. #moviecliches
If sharks watched TV I bet they’d have “Human Week” and it’d be scary, I think.
The average person’s left-hand does 56% of the typing.
I don’t think I would know that the plastic tip of my shoelace is called an aglet if it wasn’t for Phineas and Ferb.
“When I needed sunshine on my brain” #misunderstoodlyrics
“Men are quick to believe what they wish were true.” – Julius Caesar
A group of crows should be called a crowd.
A selfie with three or more people should be called a groupie.
“Do-you-think-he-saurus rex.” (a blind dinosaur’s dog) – Jurassic Park #moviequotes
Victorian street urchins don’t own shoes, but they all have a hat. #moviecliches
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