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On This Day — September 7

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September 7th is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 115 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

On this day in history:

AD70 – A Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem.

1857 – Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers slaughter most members of a peaceful, emigrant wagon train.

1864 – American Civil War: Atlanta is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.

1876 – In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James–Younger Gang attempt to rob the town’s bank but are driven off by armed citizens.

1907 – Cunard Line’s RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.

1940 – World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins the Blitz, bombing London and other British cities for over 50 consecutive nights.

1953 – Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Saturday Night Live Cast Member and Writer Leslie Jones turns 50

Westworld Star Evan Rachel Wood turns 30

Infamous Actor Toby Jones turns 51

American Disco and R&B Singer Gloria Gaynor turns 68

Happy Birthday to all September 7th babies!

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