Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 7, 2019:
36th calendar week, 250th day of the year
115 more days until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Nameday: Melchior, Regina, Stephan
2017 - A devastating quake of magnitude 8.2 shakes the southern Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. At least 96 people are killed, most in Oaxaca. Thousands of houses are destroyed. Worst hit is the city of Juchitán.
2009 - The small Pacific State Samoa reverses its traffic: From 6.00 o'clock local time (19.00 o'clock CEST) the cars in the former German colony have to drive on the left side of the street instead of the right one.
1994 - The SPD politician Jutta Limbach is elected as the first woman to the head of the Federal Constitutional Court.
1964 - The National Defense Council of the GDR orders the installation of building units, in which building soldiers can do the military service without weapons.
1949 - Federal Council and Bundestag are constituted in Bonn. Erich Köhler (CDU) is elected the first President of the Bundestag, and the first President of the Federal Council is North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Karl Arnold (CDU).
1949 - In the Federal Republic of Germany the Deutsche Reichsbahn is renamed "Deutsche Bundesbahn" (DB). In the long-distance trains, the cars of the third class should receive padded seats in the future.
1949 - The first stamps of the Federal Republic of Germany appear.
1934 - From 7th September 1934 to 9th September 1934, the first European Athletics Championships are held in Turin.
1919 - The manufacturer Emil Molt opens the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart. The management is headed by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy.
1969 - Kirill Serebrennikov (50), Russian director, films, ballet, opera or theater
1959 - James Schamus (60), American film producer and scriptwriter («The Wedding Banquet»)
1949 - Gloria Gaynor (70), American pop singer ("I Will Survive", "I Am What I Am")
1939 - Christine Bergmann (80), German politician (SPD), Federal Minister of the Family 1998-2002
1934 - Mary Bauermeister (85), German artist and author, co-founder of the Fluxus movement
1984 - Liam O'Flaherty, Irish writer ("The Night After the Betrayal", "Insurrection"), b. 1896
1967 - Hugo Herrmann, German composer (operas "Vasantasena", "Paracelsus"), created the first original composition for accordion, b. 1896