Saturday, Sept. 7, is the 250th day of 2013. There are 115 days left in the year.
Today’s birthdays: Jazz musician Sonny Rollins is 83. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 64. Rock singer Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) is 62. Actress Julie Kavner is 62. Actor Corbin Bernsen is 59. Pianist Michael Feinstein is 57. Actor Toby Jones is 47. Model Angie Everhart is 44. Actor Tom Everett Scott is 43. Actress Evan Rachel Wood is 26.
In 1533, England’s Queen Elizabeth I was born in Greenwich.
In 1825, Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette of France bade farewell to President John Quincy Adams at the White House.
In 1940, Germany began its eight-month blitz of Britain with the first air attack on London.
In 1963, the National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, Ohio.
In 1986, Desmond Tutu was installed as the first black to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa.
In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur was shot and mortally wounded on the Las Vegas Strip; he died six days later.