On This Day

Historical Events on October 7 (Part 2)

  • 2018 China confirms it has detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who resigns from his position after being reported missing
  • 2018 Limousine crash kills 20 people, including two pedestrians in Schoharie, New York
  • 2018 Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television
  • 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology awarded to Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza for discovering how cells sense oxygen
  • 2020 Hurricane Delta makes landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, with 100-mph winds, the 25th named storm for 2020
  • 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”
  • 2021 Zanzibar born writer Abdulrazak Gurnah is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature [1]