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 2024 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, 2024 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 480,072 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.

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 114 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 4,308 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 7 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War – Siege of Paris: Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.
  • 1940
    World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
  • 1959
    U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
  • 1976
    Hua Guofeng becomes Mao Zedong’s successor as chairman of Communist Party of China.
  • 1985
    The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
  • 1993
    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?

  • 1748
    King Charles XIII of Sweden (d. 1818)
  • 1866
    Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
  • 1885
    Claud Ashton Jones, United States Navy rear admiral and Medal of Honor winner (d. 1948)
  • 1892
    Dwain Esper, director (d. 1982)
  • 1939
    Bill Snyder, American football coach
  • 1952
    Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister and former President of the Russian Federation
  • 1974
    Charlotte Nilsson, Swedish singer
  • 1978
    Jake Humphrey, English television presenter
  • 1985
    Evan Longoria, American baseball player
  • 1995
    Slade Pearce, American actor

Who died on October 7?

  • 1651
    Jacques Sirmond, French Jesuit scholar (b. 1559)
  • 1943
    Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (b. 1899)
  • 1944
    Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (b. 1918)
  • 1956
    Clarence Birdseye, American inventor (b. 1886)
  • 1966
    Smiley Lewis, American musician (b. 1913)
  • 1998
    Arnold Jacobs, American tuba player a.k.a. Song and Wind (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Abraham Afewerki, Eritrean singer (b.1966)
  • 2006
    Julen Goikoetxea, Spanish Basque cyclist (b. 1985)
  • 2007
    George E. Sangmeister, American politician (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)

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