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
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “Twofold Covenant” and create the Dual Alliance.
The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
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.
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
Who were born on October 7?
Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (d. 1980)
Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer
Tony Sparano, American football coach
Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
Priest Holmes, American Football Running Back
Damian Kulash, American musician (OK Go)
Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress
Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
Evan Longoria, American baseball player
Who died on October 7?
Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
George Gascoigne, English poet
John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
George Mason, American statesman (b. 1725)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American writer (b. 1809)
Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
Clarence Birdseye, American inventor (b. 1886)
Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)
Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
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