On September 7, 1940, 300 German bombers raid London, in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing. This bombing “blitzkrieg” (lightning war) would continue until May 1941.
In 1972, the International Olympic Committee banned Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett from further competition for talking to each other on the victory stand during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” after winning gold and silver in the 400-meter run.
In 1976, ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s fourth UK No.1 single and their only US No.1 chart topper. The song was a No.1 hit in over a dozen countries and stayed at the top of the Swedish charts for 14 weeks.
In 1977, in Washington, President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian dictator Omar Torrijos sign a treaty agreeing to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
In 1986, Desmond Tutu was installed as the first Black clergyman to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa.
In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur was shot and mortally wounded on the Las Vegas Strip.
In 2015, Hillary Clinton said she did not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because “what I did was allowed.”