On September 7:
1533 Queen Elizabeth I was born.
1822: Brazil declares its independence from Portugal.
1860 USA artist Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses) was born.
1868: Prussian soldier of fortune Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky was killed during the assault on Titokowaru’s pa in south Taranaki.
1887 English poet Edith Sitwell was born.
Portrait of Sitwell by Roger Fry
1936 USA singer Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley) was born.
1940 London was blitzed by German bombs.
1943 Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin was born.
1949 USA singer Gloria Gaynor was born.
1951 USA singer Chrissie Hynde was born.
2008 The US government took control of Fannie Mae and Freddia Mac.
Sourced from BBC On This Day, NZ History Online and Wikipedia.