Historical Events on October 7

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  • 3761 BC The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).
  • 336 Pope Saint Mark's death ends his reign as Catholic Pope leaving the papacy vacant

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1492 Christopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

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1506 Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1513 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 1520 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

1542 Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast of California

Conquistador and Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Conquistador and Explorer
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
  • 1571 Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece

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1637 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Breda

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1690 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • 1702 British & Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
  • 1714 People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 1737 A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India
  • 1763 George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement
  • 1765 Stamp Act Congress (First Congress of the American Colonies) convenes in New York City to devise a unified protest against new British taxation
  • 1777 Americans beat British in Second Battle of Saratoga & Battle of Bemis Heights

  • 1780 British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC
  • 1806 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgwood
  • 1816 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
  • 1825 Miramichi Fire - forest fire disaster in New Brunswick
  • 1826 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations
  • 1828 The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1840 Willem I resigns as king of Netherlands
  • 1856 Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers
  • 1864 -Oct 13th) Battle of Darbytown Road, VA
  • 1864 Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett
  • 1868 Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens
  • 1870 Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon
  • 1871 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters
  • 1879 Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
  • 1882 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
  • 1886 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • 1891 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Hugh Kirkaldy wins by 2 strokes from brother Andrew Kirkaldy and Willie Fernie; last Open contested in a single day over 36 holes
  • 1900 The term "orienteering" is first used for an event
  • 1904 NY Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12)
  • 1908 Crete revolts against Turkey & aligns with Greece
  • 1908 Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact
  • 1912 The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.

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1916 Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, most lopsided score in the history of US college football

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman
  • 1916 The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters

  • 1919 First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)
  • 1919 Fritz Kreisler & F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, established (oldest existing airline)
  • 1922 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • 1922 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • 1922 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
  • 1923 Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138
  • 1924 Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms
  • 1926 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
  • 1926 Italian Great Fascist Council forms
  • 1927 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1928 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1928 Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia

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1929 Ramsay MacDonald is first British Prime Minister to address US Congress

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1931 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY
  • 1933 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
  • 1935 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series

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1935 Himmler, Hess and Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • 1936 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel
  • 1937 Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1938 Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J
  • 1940 Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
  • 1940 World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
  • 1941 German army occupies Viarma, USSR
  • 1942 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys Nazi battalion in Stalingrad
  • 1942 Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing (Netherlands)
  • 1942 Maxwell Anderson's "Eve of St Mark" premieres in NYC
  • 1942 US & UK government announce establishment of United Nations
  • 1942 Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal to become wrestling champ
  • 1943 Weill, Perelman and Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC
  • 1944 Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen

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1944 Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1944 Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle
  • 1944 Uprising at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burn down crematoriums
  • 1945 Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes
  • 1946 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres
  • 1947 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
  • 1949 German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier
  • 1950 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
  • 1950 US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel
  • 1950 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head

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1950 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1950 William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 1950 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS Championship

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1951 David Ben-Gurion forms 3rd Israeli government

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1952 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series

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1952 First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1952 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
  • 1953 Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply
  • 1954 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt
  • 1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem
  • 1955 Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn

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1955 Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1957 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court
  • 1958 US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury
  • 1959 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1959 "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 1960 TV series "Route 66" premieres on CBS

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1960 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1961 "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 performances
  • 1961 15th NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: All-Stars beat Chicago Black Hawks, 3-1
  • 1962 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
  • 1963 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1963 JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1964 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
  • 1965 Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups

  • 1965 50 mph gust helps Robert Mitera ace 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one
  • 1967 Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein
  • 1967 Rolf Hochhuth's "Soldaten" premieres in West Berlin
  • 1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
  • 1968 Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier
  • 1969 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?" premieres in NYC

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath

Film release premierFilm Premier

1971 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)

  • 1972 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
  • 1973 Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company.
  • 1973 Scotsman Jackie Stewart wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship despite withdrawing from the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; wins title by 16 points from Emerson Fittipaldi
  • 1974 German Democratic Republic amends constitution
  • 1975 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith

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1975 US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1975 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • 1975 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0

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1976 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Paramount Leader of China Hua Guofeng
Paramount Leader of China
Hua Guofeng
  • 1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
  • 1977 USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
  • 1978 LA Dodgers win the pennant
  • 1978 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1978 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • 1978 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1
  • 1979 "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 1979 "Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances
  • 1979 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
  • 1979 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1979 Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1979 Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter retires with tyre trouble in US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; becomes first South African to claim Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 4 points from race winner Gilles Villeneuve
  • 1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns

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1981 Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 1981 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
  • 1982 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • 1982 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant

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1984 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1984 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
  • 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 seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
  • 1986 First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published

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1986 Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1988 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
  • 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
  • 1988 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)

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1989 Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1990 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • 1991 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
  • 1991 Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
  • 1991 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her
  • 1992 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
  • 1993 "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances
  • 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 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • 1995 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees

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1996 Rupert Murdoch launches Fox News with Roger Ailes as CEO

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 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.
  • 2000 Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2003 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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2004 King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • 2008 Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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
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
  • 2012 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome
  • 2012 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Colombo: Jess Cameron's 45 from 34 balls leads Australia to 142/4; beat England 138/9 to win by 4 runs to retain WC
  • 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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington
  • 2017 New Zealand clinch their 5th Rugby Championship with 25-24 win over South Africa at Cape Town; All Blacks undefeated in 6 games
  • 2018 Romanian referendum to ban same sex marriage fails with only 20.4% voting