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 2019 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, 2019 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,570,406,400 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 110 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 2,481 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 7 Historical Events

  • 3761 BC
    The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).
  • 1542
    Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
  • 1862
    Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • 1864
    American Civil War: USS Wachusett captures the Ship CSS Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
  • 1912
    The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • 1985
    The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1909
    Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1911
    Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1931
    Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate
  • 1950
    Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician
  • 1954
    Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • 1959
    Dylan Baker, American character actor
  • 1961
    Matthew Roloff, American reality star
  • 1969
    Bobbie Brown, American actress, model
  • 1980
    Tim Cresswell, Hong Kong footballer
  • 1983
    Scottie Upshall, Canadian Hockey Player

Who died on October 7?

  • 336
    Pope Mark
  • 929
    King Charles III of France (b. 879)
  • 1555
    Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
  • 1577
    George Gascoigne, English poet
  • 1896
    Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, (b. 1808)
  • 1906
    Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
  • 1994
    Niels Kaj Jerne, English-born Danish immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)
  • 2001
    Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 2004
    Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)

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