On This Day in History for October 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

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1981 Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 1982 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • 1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane Wash's final transmission
  • 1985 Lynette Woodward chosen as 1st woman in Harlem Globetrotters
  • 1985 PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
  • 1986 First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published
  • 1988 Latvian flag raised in Riga for first time since annexation by USSR
  • 1988 Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
  • 1990 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • 1991 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
  • 1991 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her
  • 1993 Massive Muslim demonstration in Xining, China, 12 killed
  • 1993 Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Toni Morrison
  • 1994 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1994 Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan
  • 1994 Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government
  • 1994 Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)
  • 1995 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees
  • 1998 Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
  • 2001 The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground
  • 2001 Crude oil resumes flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline after workers welded shut a bullet hole that caused 260,000 US gallons of oil to spill out

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2004 King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk

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2009 A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • 2012 13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum
  • 2012 Sébastien Loeb wins the World Rally Championship for the ninth consecutive year
  • 2013 Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia
  • 2013 James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells
  • 2014 Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes
  • 2014 Spanish nurse diagnosed with Ebola, the first case outside west Africa

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2015 US President Barack Obama apologises to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (US) and Aziz Sancar (Turkey) for work on cells DNA repair
  • 2016 Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end conflict with FARC

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2016 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent

Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump

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