2007 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 153 of 153

  • Aug 21 Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.
  • Aug 22 The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
  • Aug 29 A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.
  • Sep 5 Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
  • Sep 10 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
  • Sep 11 Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

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Sep 12 Shinzō Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

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Sep 12 Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

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Sep 14 Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Sep 15 32nd Toronto International Film Festival: "Eastern Promises" directed by David Cronenberg wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
  • Sep 17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.
  • Sep 18 Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
  • Sep 18 Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

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Sep 24 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Sep 26 Shinzō Abe formally ends his first term as Prime Minister of Japan
  • Sep 29 Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall was demolished in a controlled explosion.
  • 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
  • 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 15 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.

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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 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 29 Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
  • Nov 3 Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Nov 5 China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • Nov 7 Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

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Nov 10 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?" )incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Nov 13 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.
  • Nov 14 the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.
  • Nov 15 A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
  • Nov 23 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
  • Nov 24 Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.
  • Nov 25 The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.
  • Nov 29 The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • Nov 29 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

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Nov 30 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Dec 3 Devastating winter storms caused the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars of damaged are blamed on the floods.
  • Dec 5 Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
  • Dec 7 The Hebei Spirit oil spill began in South Korea after a crane barge being towed by tug collided with the very large crude carrier, Hebei Spirit.
  • Dec 11 Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.
  • Dec 17 Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States
  • Dec 19 The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. Establish the Republic of Lakotah, as a separate country.

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Dec 20 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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Dec 20 The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • Dec 21 The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.
  • Dec 27 Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber.
  • Dec 28 Nepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.
  • Dec 31 Bocaue Fire. Seven people injured when a fire razed several fireworks stores in the Municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.
  • Dec 31 The Massive Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts ends.

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 200 of 355

  • Mar 21 Kevin Whitrick, first British man to commit suicide on a live chatroom (b. 1964)
  • Mar 22 Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • Mar 23 Paul J. Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (b. 1934)
  • Mar 25 Andranik Margaryan, Armenian politician (b. 1951)
  • Mar 27 Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • Mar 31 Paul Watzlawick, Communications & Constructivism Theorist (b. 1921)
  • Apr 3 Marion Eames, Welsh novelist (b. 1921)
  • Apr 3 Nina Wang, Asia's richest woman (b. 1937)
  • Apr 5 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 5 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (b. 1908)
  • Apr 5 Poornachandra Tejaswi, Kannada writer (b. 1938)
  • Apr 7 Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • Apr 8 Carey W. Barber, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1905)
  • Apr 8 Sol LeWitt, American artist (b. 1928)
  • Apr 9 Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and writer (b. 1930)

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Apr 11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84

  • Apr 11 Ronald Speirs, American Army officer(CO of Easy Company) (b. 1920)
  • Apr 11 Janet McDonald, American novelist (b. 1954)
  • Apr 12 Kevin Crease, Australian TV anchor (b. 1936)
  • Apr 14 June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • Apr 15 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 16 Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Apr 16 Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958)
  • Apr 16 Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961)
  • Apr 16 Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • Apr 16 G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
  • Apr 16 Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
  • Apr 18 Iccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki (b. 1945)
  • Apr 19 Helen Walton, wife of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton (b. 1919)
  • Apr 20 Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931).
  • Apr 22 Juanita Millender-McDonald, congresswoman from southern California (b. 1938)
  • Apr 23 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • Apr 23 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)

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Apr 23 Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Apr 28 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • Apr 29 Ivica Račan, former Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
  • Apr 29 Zhang Taofang, Chinese sniper (b. 1931)
  • Apr 30 Jara Ribnikar, Serbian writer, dies at 94
  • May 3 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
  • May 3 Wally Schirra, American astronaut (b. 1923)
  • May 5 Theodore Harold Maiman, Inventor (b. 1927)
  • May 6 Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
  • May 7 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer and journalist (b. 1926)
  • May 7 Yahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader (b. 1935)
  • May 9 Dwight Wilson, second-to-last Canadian WWI veteran (b. 1901)
  • May 9 Edith Rodriguez, hospital emergency room refused to treat (b. 1964)
  • May 10 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), dies at 71
  • May 11 Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (b. 1913)
  • May 11 Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American author (b. 1918)
  • May 12 Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Taliban military leader (b. 1966?)
  • May 14 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (b. 1908)
  • May 14 Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (b. 1921)
  • May 15 Jerry Falwell, American evangelist (b. 1933)
  • May 17 Lloyd Alexander, author (b. 1924)
  • May 18 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist (b. 1932)
  • May 19 Dean Eyre, New Zealand politician (b. 1914)
  • May 27 Ed Yost, American inventor (b. 1919)
  • May 28 Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician (b. 1945)
  • May 29 Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian Politician (stroke) (b. 1927)
  • May 29 Posteal Laskey, American convicted murderer widely believed to be the Cincinnati Strangler of natural causes (b. 1938)
  • Jun 2 Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier
  • Jun 4 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 4 Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)
  • Jun 5 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 8 Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)
  • Jun 8 Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
  • Jun 9 Frankie Abernathy, Former The Real World: San Diego castmate (b. 1981)
  • Jun 11 Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • Jun 13 Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
  • Jun 14 Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
  • Jun 14 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • Jun 14 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950)
  • Jun 16 Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, Iranian cleric (b. 1931)
  • Jun 17 Gianfranco Ferrè, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 19 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (b. 1932)
  • Jun 20 Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • Jun 22 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • Jun 24 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)

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Jun 26 Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (b. 1929)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Jun 27 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 28 Eugene Bennett Fluckey, American Navy Submariner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
  • Jun 30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)
  • Jul 3 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (b. 1915)
  • Jul 10 Abdul Rashid Ghazi, radical Pakistani cleric (b. 1951)
  • Jul 10 Doug Marlette, American cartoonist (b. 1949)
  • Jul 10 Zheng Xiaoyu, director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (b. 1944)
  • Jul 11 Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • Jul 11 Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
  • Jul 11 Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • Jul 11 Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
  • Jul 12 Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
  • Jul 12 Mr. Butch, Iconic Boston street figure (b. 1951)
  • Jul 17 Júlio Redecker, Brazilian Politician (b. 1956)
  • Jul 18 Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 19 Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1944)
  • Jul 19 A. K. Faezul Huq, Lawyer, politician, and freelance journalist (b. 1945)
  • Jul 20 Tammy Faye Messner (Bakker), American televangelist (b. 1942)