September 07

This Day in History

1977

Panama to Control Canal

On September 7, 1977, the United States signs a treaty with Panama agreeing to transfer control of the Panama Canal to Panama in 2000. In 1903, America's desire to build a canal across the Isthmus of … (more...)

1936

The "Last" Tasmanian Tiger Dies

On this day in 1936, the last known survivor of the thylacine species, better known as Tasmanian tigers, is said to have died in captivity in Hobart, Australia, having only been captured a few years … (more...)

1821

Bolivar Establishes the Republic of Gran Colombia

After defeating the Spanish at the Battles of Boyaca and Carabobo, Venezuelan military and political leader Simón Bolívar established the Republic of Gran Colombia on this day in 1821. The state … (more...)