On This Day

October 7, 2001 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 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
  • The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground

Birthdays in History

  • Princess Senate Seeiso, daughter of King Letsie III of Lesotho, born in Maseru, Lesotho

Deaths in History

  • Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, dies at 91
  • Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)