What happened this day in history October 7

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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 24, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,665,100,800 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 107 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 3,577 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 7 Historical Events

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1691
    The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
  • 1862
    Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • 1868
    Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
  • 1879
    Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “Twofold Covenant” and create the Dual Alliance.
  • 1949
    The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 1982
    Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1991
    Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.
  • 1993
    The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
  • 2001
    The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1895
    Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (d. 1980)
  • 1946
    Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
  • 1960
    Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer
  • 1961
    Tony Sparano, American football coach
  • 1964
    Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
  • 1973
    Priest Holmes, American Football Running Back
  • 1975
    Damian Kulash, American musician (OK Go)
  • 1977
    Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress
  • 1979
    Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
  • 1985
    Evan Longoria, American baseball player

Who died on October 7?

  • 1555
    Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
  • 1577
    George Gascoigne, English poet
  • 1772
    John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
  • 1792
    George Mason, American statesman (b. 1725)
  • 1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American writer (b. 1809)
  • 1919
    Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
  • 1956
    Clarence Birdseye, American inventor (b. 1886)
  • 1992
    Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)
  • 2004
    Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
  • 2010
    T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)

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