7 September It Happened Today
1533 Birth of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
1571 The Ottoman fleet is destroyed at the Battle of Lepanto.
1812 Napoleon’s forces defeat the Russians at the Battle of Borodino.
1860 Birth of American artist “Grandma” Moses.
1909 Birth of Turkish born film director Elia Kazan.
1936 Birth of American singer Buddy Holly.
1978 Death of Keith Moon, drummer with The Who.
1986 Desmond Tutu is enthroned as Archbishop of Cape Town.