This Day in History- Sept 7

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September 7 is the 250th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 115 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

1191 – Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf – Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.

1228 – Roman Emperor Frederick II landed in Acre, Palestine and started the Sixth Crusade.

1695 – Henry Every perpetrates one of the most profitable pirate raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai

1812 – French invasion of Russia : Bloody Battle of Borodino fought near Moscow, results in a French victory.

1822- Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.

1922 – In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.

1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Taylor Farnsworth.

1940- The German airforce unleashes a wave of heavy bombing raids on London, killing hundreds of civilians and injuring many more.

1965 – China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border. 1970 – Fighting between Arab guerrillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan. 1974- Ahmadi’s declared Non Muslim by Pakistan Govt. 1986 – Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.

1992- Security forces launch infamous Operation TIGER against in Kashmir.

1995- Blast rocks BBC office in Srinagar. Videographer Mushtaq Ali killed, journalists Yousuf Jameel and Habib Naqash hurt.

2003- Counter insurgent leader Kuka Parry killed in mine blast.

2004- Hurriyat Conference splits. Geelani forms Tehrik-e-Hurriyat.

2009- 25 killed as bus falls in gorge in Doda.

HISTORY QUOTE Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. ~ Euripides (484 BC – 406 BC)

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