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    • October 7, 0336 "Pope Mark dies, leaving the papacy vacant."

    • October 7, 0336 St Mark ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • October 7, 1492 Christopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course.

    • October 7, 1506 Pope Julius II and France occupy Bologna.

    • October 7, 1513 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramn de Cardona defeat the Venetians.

    • October 7, 1520 "First public burning of books in Flanders, in Leuven."

    • October 7, 1542 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Santa Catalina Island off California coast.

    • October 7, 1571 "The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet."

    • October 7, 1571 Turkish fleet defeated by Spanish and Italians in Battle of Lepanto

    • October 7, 1637 Prince Frederick Henry of Orange occupies Breda.

    • October 7, 1690 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade.

    • October 7, 1702 "English/Dutch troops under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough occupy Roermond."

    • October 7, 1714 "Beer tax riots in Alkmaar, the Netherlands."

    • October 7, 1737 "40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)"

    • October 7, 1763 "George 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 7, 1765 Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY.

    • October 7, 1765 The Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY

    • October 7, 1769 "English explorer, Captain Cook, sails to New Zealand."

    • October 7, 1776 Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Wrttemberg.

    • October 7, 1777 Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Bemis Hts

    • October 7, 1780 "British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC"

    • October 7, 1806 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood.

    • October 7, 1816 "First double decked steamboat, the Washington, arrived in New Orleans"

    • October 7, 1816 "The first double-decked steamboat, the ""Washington,"" arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana."

    • October 7, 1825 "Miramichi Fire, disaster in New Brunswick"

    • October 7, 1826 Granite Railway (first chartered railway in the U.S.) begins operations.

    • October 7, 1828 "The city of Patras, Greece is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison."

    • October 7, 1849 Edgar Allan Poe dies at 5:00 A.M. four days after being found in a Baltimore gutter.

    • October 7, 1864 Battle of Darbytown Road (American Civil War): the Confederate forces' attempt to regain ground that had been lost around Richmond is thwarted.

    • October 7, 1865 The Morant Bay Rebellion starts in Jamaica.

    • October 7, 1868 "Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the most at any American university to that date."

    • October 7, 1870 Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.

    • October 7, 1871 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters

    • October 7, 1879 "Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the ""Twofold Covenant"" and create the Dual Alliance."

    • October 7, 1882 "Baseball: 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 7, 1886 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba

    • October 7, 1900 Heinrich Himmler was born.

    • October 7, 1900 "The term ""orienteering"" is first used for an event."

    • October 7, 1904 Baseball: New York Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12).

    • October 7, 1907 France's Henry Farman flies 30 m in a biplane.

    • October 7, 1908 Crete revolts against Turkey and aligns with Greece

    • October 7, 1912 The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.

    • October 7, 1914 The Marriage of Rose Fitzgerald to Joseph Patrick Kennedy

    • October 7, 1916 Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided victory in American college football.

    • October 7, 1919 First London-Amsterdam airline service (Britain Aerial Transport and KLM).

    • October 7, 1919 KLM of the Netherlands was founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.

    • October 7, 1922 "First radio link, WNJ (Newark, New Jersey) and WGY (Schenectady) link for World Series."

    • October 7, 1922 Former mayor of Rotterdam Alfred Zimmerman is appointed to represent The Netherlands in the League of Nations.

    • October 7, 1924 "160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins"

    • October 7, 1928 Ras Tafari Makonnen crowned negus of Abyssinia by Empress Zauditu.

    • October 7, 1929 Ramsay MacDonald is the first British premier to address the U.S. Congress.

    • October 7, 1931 "First infrared photograph, Rochester, New York."

    • October 7, 1931 "First infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY"

    • October 7, 1938 Germany demands all Jewish passports stamped with the letter J

    • October 7, 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.

    • October 7, 1941 John Curtin becomes the 14th Prime Minister of Australia

    • October 7, 1941 "World War II: German army occupies Viazma, U.S.S.R."

    • October 7, 1942 The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.

    • October 7, 1942 U.S. and British government announce establishment of United Nations.

    • October 7, 1942 World War II: A salvo of Katyusha rockets destroys a German battalion in Stalingrad.

    • October 7, 1943 World War II: Japan executes 100 American civilian prisoners on Wake Island.

    • October 7, 1944 A new Bureau of Aeronautics color specification went into effect which provided seven different color schemes for aircraft depending upon design and use

    • October 7, 1944 "Inmates in Auschwitz rebel, one crematorium is blown up."

    • October 7, 1944 World War II: Fieldmarshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin.

    • October 7, 1944 "World War II: Uprising at Auschwitz, Jews burn down crematoria."

    • October 7, 1949 German Dem Rep formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day)

    • October 7, 1949 "One of the earliest television shows, ""Ford Theater"" debuts"

    • October 7, 1950 Annexation of Tibet by China.

    • October 7, 1950 United States forces cross the 38th parallel.

    • October 7, 1950 US forces invade Korea by crossing the 38th parallel

    • October 7, 1951 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government.

    • October 7, 1951 Malayan Emergency: Malayan Races Liberation Army (MRLA) ambushes and kills British High Commissioner Sir Henry Gurney.

    • October 7, 1952 """American Bandstand"" debuts on a local Philadelphia station."

    • October 7, 1955 "Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem ""Howl"" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco."

    • October 7, 1957 """American Bandstand"" premieres"

    • October 7, 1958 U.S. manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury.

    • October 7, 1958 US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury

    • October 7, 1959 "Far side of Moon seen for First time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3"

    • October 7, 1959 U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits first ever photographs of the Far side of the Moon.

    • October 7, 1960 """Route 66"" premieres"

    • October 7, 1960 Second Kennedy and Nixon debate Cold War foreign policy in the second of four scheduled debates.

    • October 7, 1962 "U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, U.S.S.R."

    • October 7, 1963 "Hurricane Flora hits Haiti and Dominican Republic, kills 7,190"

    • October 7, 1963 John F. Kennedy signs ratification for Partial Test Ban Treaty.

    • October 7, 1968 Hollywood adopts the movie ratings system.

    • October 7, 1970 Richard Nixon announces a new five-point peace proposal to end the Vietnam War.

    • October 7, 1975 "Gerald R. Ford signs a legislation allowing women to apply for admission to the U.S. military academies, effective in 1976."

    • October 7, 1977 The adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.

    • October 7, 1982 "Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000."

    • October 7, 1985 First Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB

    • October 7, 1985 "Lynette Woodward, chosen as First woman on the Harlem Globetrotters"

    • October 7, 1985 PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro

    • October 7, 1985 "The ""Achille Lauro"" is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists."

    • October 7, 1988 Latvian flag raised in Riga for First time since annexation by USSR

    • October 7, 1988 Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson

    • October 7, 1989 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander

    • October 7, 1990 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens

    • October 7, 1991 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics

    • October 7, 1998 "Gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming."

    • October 7, 2000 The 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 7, 2001 British national railway infrastructure company Railtrack put into railway administration in controversial circumstances.

    • October 7, 2001 The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

    • October 7, 2002 "Maher 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 7, 2003 "Gray 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 7, 2009 "A 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu, followed 15 minutes later by a 7.3 magnitude aftershock. A tsunami warning is issued."

    • October 7, 2009 "A Saudi man, Mazen Abdul-Jawad, is sentenced to five years imprisonment and 1,000 lashes after bragging about sex on a TV talk show."

    • October 7, 2009 "Ambassadors from Ireland and Uganda, along with the Sudanese minister overseeing negotiations, visit Al-Fashir in a renewed effort to win the freedom of aid workers Sharon Cummins and Hilda Kawuki, kidnapped since 3 July."

    • October 7, 2009 Burmese National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets for a second time with the ruling junta after her offer to lobby for nations to lift sanctions on the country.

    • October 7, 2009 European Union leaders again warn the Czech Republic of the costs which will be imposed by the further delaying of the Lisbon Treaty.

    • October 7, 2009 More than a million people are affected in one of the worst droughts to affect Syria in decades.

    • October 7, 2009 "Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, and Ada E. Yonath, ""for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome""."

    • October 7, 2009 "Somali pirates attack the French Navy replenishment tanker Somme (A631) in error, believing it to be a cargo ship."

    • October 7, 2009 Taiwan's National Palace Museum refuses to display two artifacts stolen from China 150 years ago.

    • October 7, 2009 "The Constitutional Court of Italy overturns a law offering Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution while in office, ruling it unconsitutional."

    • October 7, 2009 The discovery of a new ring around Saturn is announced.

    • October 7, 2009 "The opposition in Guinea urges Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, head of the ruling junta, to resign."

    • October 7, 2009 The Red Book by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung is displayed for the first time in public.

    • October 7, 2009 "The Somali junior Defence Minister Youssuf Mohamed Siad, mistakenly detained in Uganda yesterday, is released."

    • October 7, 2009 "Typhoon Melor, forecast to be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan for a decade, approaches the country."

    • October 7, 3761 BC - The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).







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