What are the important events that happened on October 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
October 7: Facts & Myths About This Day
October 7 is the 280th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 24, 2019 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,570,406,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontagon’ day.
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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 110 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,481 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 7 Historical Events
3761 BC –
The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).
Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
American Civil War: USS Wachusett captures the Ship CSS Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.
The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
Who were born on October 7?
Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate
Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician
Kenneth Atchley, American composer
Dylan Baker, American character actor
Matthew Roloff, American reality star
Bobbie Brown, American actress, model
Tim Cresswell, Hong Kong footballer
Scottie Upshall, Canadian Hockey Player
Who died on October 7?
King Charles III of France (b. 879)
Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
George Gascoigne, English poet
Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, (b. 1808)
Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
Niels Kaj Jerne, English-born Danish immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)
Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)
Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
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