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
Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.
The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet.
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
Franco-Prussian War – Siege of Paris: Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.
The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.
Who were born on October 7?
Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)
Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965)
Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (d. 1980)
Alfred Drake, American actor (d. 1992)
Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate
Bill Snyder, American football coach
Yo-Yo Ma, French-born American cellist
Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
Nicole Ari Parker, American actress
Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist
Who died on October 7?
Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian poet, dramatist, and diplomat, (b. 1538)
Jacques Sirmond, French Jesuit scholar (b. 1559)
John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, (b. 1808)
John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
Mario Lanza, American tenor (b. 1921)
Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (b. 1905)
Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)
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