Historical Events in October 2007

  • Oct 1 Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.
  • Oct 2 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il

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Oct 5 "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

  • Oct 6 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
  • Oct 9 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high
  • Oct 13 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend
  • Oct 15 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
  • Oct 15 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0

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Oct 17 The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso

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Oct 18 After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing over 100, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escapes uninjured.

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Oct 19 Bomb explosion rocks Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, the Philippines killing 11, injuring more than 100 people.
  • Oct 20 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis
  • Oct 21 58th Formula One WDC: Kimi Raikkonen wins by one point
  • Oct 21 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 25 The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
  • Oct 28 MLB World Series: Boston Red Sox defeat Colorado Rockies to win 4-0
  • Oct 29 Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner