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 281st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 24, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 445,008 hours 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 ‘dihectaoctacontahenagon’ 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 128 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 2,847 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 7 Historical Events

  • 1477
    Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.
  • 1571
    The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
  • 1826
    The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
  • 1840
    Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War – Siege of Paris: Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.
  • 1912
    The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • 1916
    Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
  • 1924
    Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
  • 1991
    Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1713
    Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)
  • 1888
    Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965)
  • 1895
    Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (d. 1980)
  • 1914
    Alfred Drake, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1931
    Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate
  • 1939
    Bill Snyder, American football coach
  • 1955
    Yo-Yo Ma, French-born American cellist
  • 1964
    Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
  • 1970
    Nicole Ari Parker, American actress
  • 1982
    Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist

Who died on October 7?

  • 336
    Pope Mark
  • 1612
    Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian poet, dramatist, and diplomat, (b. 1538)
  • 1651
    Jacques Sirmond, French Jesuit scholar (b. 1559)
  • 1772
    John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
  • 1896
    Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, (b. 1808)
  • 1911
    John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • 1959
    Mario Lanza, American tenor (b. 1921)
  • 1969
    Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • 1991
    Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (b. 1905)
  • 2007
    Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)

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