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Notable Historical Events for September 7th

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

1997111th US Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64)

1953Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs

197595th US Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63)

1981Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000

200017th MTV Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah wins

1986Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

1936Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

196983rd US Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2 6-2)

1980John McEnroe & Bjorn Borg stage one of the greatest US Open finals as 21 year old McEnroe fends off Borg to win his 2nd straight title (7-6 6-1 6-7 5-7 6-4)

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Notable Birthdays on September 7th

1908Paul Brown, Norwalk Ohio, NFL hall of famer (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)

1860Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], NY, primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), (d. 1961)

1942Roy DeMeo, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Gambino crime family)

1533Queen Elizabeth I, Greenwich, England, (1558-1603) daughter of Henry VIII and Anna Boleyn (d. 1603)

1936Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], Lubbock Texas, American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), (d. 1959)

1926Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], Bridgeport Connecticut, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting)

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Notable Weddings on September 7th

1943"Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)

1984Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)

September 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 7th

1978Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31

1997Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

September 7th Deaths
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