Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 7
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- 1159 – Pope Alexander III was chosen as the successor of Pope Adrian IV in a disputed election.
- 1652 – Chinese peasants on Formosa (now Taiwan) began a rebellion against Dutch rule before being suppressed four days later.
- 1927 – American inventor Philo Farnsworth (pictured) transmitted the first images using his all-electronic television system.
- 1984 – An explosion on board a Maltese patrol boat that was disposing of illegal fireworks at sea off Gozo killed seven soldiers and policemen.
- 2011 – Yak-Service Flight 9633, carrying the players and coaching staff of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl professional ice hockey team, crashed near the Russian city of Yaroslavl, killing all but one of those aboard.