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October 7th, 3761 (October 07 3761)EventThe epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar). Julian Quotes
October 7th, 2004 (October 07 2004)EventKing Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.
October 7th, 2003 (October 07 2003)EventGray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.
October 7th, 2002 (October 07 2002)EventMaher Arar is deported by the US government to Syria, where he is tortured and held without charge for a year before being returned home to Canada.
October 7th, 2001 (October 07 2001)EventThe U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
October 7th, 2000 (October 07 2000)EventThe last ever competitive match at Wembley Stadium is a 1-0 defeat of England to Germany and the last goal was scored by Liverpool s Dietmar Hammann. The match was Tony Adams 60th at Wembley setting the record for most appearances at the stadium.
October 7th, 1998 (October 07 1998)EventGay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
October 7th, 1993 (October 07 1993)EventThe Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
October 7th, 1985 (October 07 1985)EventThe "Achille Lauro" is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists.
October 7th, 1982 (October 07 1982)EventCats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
October 7th, 1977 (October 07 1977)EventThe adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
October 7th, 1975 (October 07 1975)EventGerald R. Ford signs a legislation allowing women to apply for admission to the U.S. military academies, effective in 1976.Gerald Ford Quotes
October 7th, 1970 (October 07 1970)EventRichard Nixon announces a new five-point peace proposal to end the Vietnam War.
October 7th, 1968 (October 07 1968)EventHollywood adopts the movie ratings system.
October 7th, 1963 (October 07 1963)EventJohn F. Kennedy signs ratification for Partial Test Ban Treaty.John F. Kennedy Quotes
October 7th, 1963 (October 07 1963)EventHurricane Flora hits Haiti and Dominican Republic, kills 7,190.
October 7th, 1962 (October 07 1962)EventU.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, U.S.S.R.
October 7th, 1960 (October 07 1960)EventSecond Kennedy and Nixon debate Cold War foreign policy in the second of four scheduled debates.
October 7th, 1959 (October 07 1959)EventU.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits first ever photographs of the Far side of the Moon.
October 7th, 1958 (October 07 1958)EventPresident of Pakistan Iskander Mirza, with the support of General Ayub Khan and the army, suspends the 1956 constitution, imposes martial law, and cancels the elections scheduled for January 1959. Martial Quotes
October 7th, 1958 (October 07 1958)EventU.S. manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury.
October 7th, 1955 (October 07 1955)EventBeat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.
October 7th, 1952 (October 07 1952)Event"American Bandstand" debuts on a local Philadelphia station.
October 7th, 1951 (October 07 1951)EventMalayan Emergency: Malayan Races Liberation Army (MRLA) ambushes and kills British High Commissioner Sir Henry Gurney.
October 7th, 1951 (October 07 1951)EventDavid Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government.
October 7th, 1950 (October 07 1950)EventAnnexation of Tibet by China.
October 7th, 1950 (October 07 1950)EventUnited States forces cross the 38th parallel.
October 7th, 1949 (October 07 1949)EventGerman Democratic Republic (East Germany) formed.
October 7th, 1949 (October 07 1949)EventOne of the earliest television shows, "Ford Theater" debuts
October 7th, 1944 (October 07 1944)EventWorld War II: Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp.
October 7th, 1944 (October 07 1944)EventWorld War II: Uprising at Auschwitz, Jews burn down crematoria.
October 7th, 1944 (October 07 1944)EventWorld War II: Fieldmarshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin.Erwin Rommel Quotes
October 7th, 1944 (October 07 1944)EventWorld War II: Allies bomb sea dikes at Vlissingen.
October 7th, 1943 (October 07 1943)EventWorld War II: Japan executes 100 American civilian prisoners on Wake Island.
October 7th, 1942 (October 07 1942)EventU.S. and British government announce establishment of United Nations.
October 7th, 1942 (October 07 1942)EventWorld War II: A salvo of Katyusha rockets destroys a German battalion in Stalingrad.
October 7th, 1942 (October 07 1942)EventThe October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
October 7th, 1941 (October 07 1941)EventWorld War II: German army occupies Viazma, U.S.S.R.
October 7th, 1940 (October 07 1940)EventWorld War II: Germany invades Romania.
October 7th, 1940 (October 07 1940)EventWorld War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
October 7th, 1938 (October 07 1938)EventGermany demands all Jewish passports stamped with the letter J.
October 7th, 1931 (October 07 1931)EventFirst infrared photograph, Rochester, New York.
October 7th, 1929 (October 07 1929)EventRamsay MacDonald is the first British premier to address the U.S. Congress.
October 7th, 1928 (October 07 1928)EventRas Tafari Makonnen crowned negus of Abyssinia by Empress Zauditu.
October 7th, 1922 (October 07 1922)EventFormer mayor of Rotterdam Alfred Zimmerman is appointed to represent The Netherlands in the League of Nations.
October 7th, 1922 (October 07 1922)EventFirst radio link, WNJ (Newark, New Jersey) and WGY (Schenectady) link for World Series.
October 7th, 1919 (October 07 1919)EventKLM of the Netherlands was foundedied in It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
October 7th, 1919 (October 07 1919)EventFirst London-Amsterdam airline service (Britain Aerial Transport and KLM).
October 7th, 1916 (October 07 1916)EventGeorgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided victory in American college football.
October 7th, 1914 (October 07 1914)EventThe Marriage of Rose Fitzgerald to Joseph Patrick KennedyPatrick Fitzgerald Quotes
October 7th, 1912 (October 07 1912)EventThe Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
October 7th, 1908 (October 07 1908)EventCrete revolts against the Ottoman Empire and aligns with Greece.
October 7th, 1907 (October 07 1907)EventFrance s Henry Farman flies 30 m in a biplane.
October 7th, 1904 (October 07 1904)EventBaseball: New York Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12).
October 7th, 1900 (October 07 1900)EventThe term "orienteering" is first used for an event.
October 7th, 1886 (October 07 1886)EventSpain abolishes slavery in Cuba.
October 7th, 1882 (October 07 1882)EventBaseball: In Game 2 of the first exhibition series between the Champions of the National League and the American Association, Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0.
October 7th, 1879 (October 07 1879)EventGermany and Austria-Hungary sign the "Twofold Covenant" and create the Dual Alliance.
October 7th, 1870 (October 07 1870)EventLeon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.
October 7th, 1868 (October 07 1868)EventCornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the most at any American university to that date.
October 7th, 1865 (October 07 1865)EventThe Morant Bay Rebellion starts in Jamaica.
October 7th, 1864 (October 07 1864)EventBattle of Darbytown Road (American Civil War): the Confederate forces attempt to regain ground that had been lost around Richmond is thwarted.
October 7th, 1864 (October 07 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: U.S.S. "Wachusett" captures the C.S.S. "Florida" Confederate raider ship while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
October 7th, 1840 (October 07 1840)EventWillem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
October 7th, 1828 (October 07 1828)EventThe city of Patras, Greece is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.
October 7th, 1826 (October 07 1826)EventGranite Railway (first chartered railway in the U.S.) begins operations.
October 7th, 1825 (October 07 1825)EventMiramichi Fire, disaster in New Brunswick
October 7th, 1816 (October 07 1816)EventThe first double-decked steamboat, the "Washington," arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
October 7th, 1780 (October 07 1780)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
October 7th, 1777 (October 07 1777)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Americans beat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
October 7th, 1776 (October 07 1776)EventCrown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Wurttemberg.
October 7th, 1769 (October 07 1769)EventEnglish explorer, Captain Cook, sails to New Zealand.
October 7th, 1765 (October 07 1765)EventStamp Act Congress convenes in NY.
October 7th, 1763 (October 07 1763)EventGeorge III of Great Britain issues British Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.
October 7th, 1737 (October 07 1737)Event40-foot (12 m) waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India).
October 7th, 1714 (October 07 1714)EventBeer tax riots in Alkmaar, the Netherlands.
October 7th, 1702 (October 07 1702)EventEnglish/Dutch troops under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough occupy Roermond.
October 7th, 1690 (October 07 1690)EventEnglish attack Quebec under Louis de Buade.
October 7th, 1637 (October 07 1637)EventPrince Frederick Henry of Orange occupies Breda.
October 7th, 1582 (October 07 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 7th, 1571 (October 07 1571)EventThe Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet.Roy Turk Quotes
October 7th, 1542 (October 07 1542)EventExplorer Cabrillo discovered Santa Catalina Island off California coast.
October 7th, 1520 (October 07 1520)EventFirst public burning of books in Flanders, in Leuven.
October 7th, 1513 (October 07 1513)EventBattle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramon de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
October 7th, 1506 (October 07 1506)EventPope Julius II and France occupy Bologna.
October 7th, 1492 (October 07 1492)EventChristopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course.Christopher Columbus Quotes
October 7th, 0336 (October 07 0336)EventPope Mark dies, leaving the papacy vacant.

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