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1916Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football

1986Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

1950Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

1928Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

1952First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

1979Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

1944Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin

2009A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories

1989Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

19602nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

1913Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

1981Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

1951David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

1984Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

1506Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

1492Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

1955Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

1989Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

2003Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

1963JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

October 7th Historical Events
Date Event
3761
The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar). 
BC
AD
336
Pope Saint Mark's death ends his reign as Catholic Pope leaving the papacy vacant 
1492
Columbus misses Florida when he changes course 
1506
Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna 
1513
Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians. 
1520
1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain 
1542
Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast 
1571
Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroys Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece 
1637
Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda 
1690
English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade 
1702
British/Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond 
1714
People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar Neth 
1737
40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000 (Bengal, India) 
1763
George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement 
1765
Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY 
1777
Americans beat British in 2nd Battle of Saratoga & Battle of Bemis Heights 
1780
British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC 
1806
Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood 
1816
1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans 
1825
Miramichi Fire, disaster in New Brunswick 
1826
Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations 
1828
The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison. 
1840
Willem I resigns as king of Netherlands 
1856
Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers 
1864
-Oct 13th) Battle of Darbytown Road, VA 
1864
Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett 
1868
Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens 
1870
Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon 
1871
16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters 
1879
Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant 
1882
1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0 
1886
Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba 
1900
The term "orienteering" is first used for an event 
1904
NY Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12) 
1907
France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane 
1908
Crete revolts against Turkey & aligns with Greece 
1908
Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact 
1912
The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction. 
1913
Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line 
1916
Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football 
1916
The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters 
1919
First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM) 
1919
Fritz Kreisler & F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms" premieres in NYC 
1919
KLM, Royal Ducth Airlines, established (oldest existing airline) 
1922
First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series 
1922
Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain 
1922
Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria 
1923
Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138 
1924
Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms 
1926
Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage 
1926
Italian Great Fascist Council forms 
1927
Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game 
1928
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0) 
1928
Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia 
1929
Ramsay MacDonald is first British premier to address US Congress 
1931
1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY 
1933
NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series 
1935
Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series 
1935
Himmler/Hess/Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau 
1936
7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel 
1937
Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam 
1938
Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J 
1940
Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series 
1940
World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States. 
1941
German army occupies Viarma, USSR 
1942
1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad 
1942
Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing harbor (Neth) 
1942
Maxwell Andersons "Eve of St Mark" premieres in NYC 
1942
US & British government announce establishment of United Nations 
1942
Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal, to become wrestling champ 
1943
Weill/Perelman/Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC 
1944
Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen 
1944
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin 
1944
Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle 
1944
Uprising at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burn down crematoriums 
1945
Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes 
1946
Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres 
1947
Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series 
1949
German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier 
1950
NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series 
1950
US forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel 
1950
Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head 
1950
Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2 
1950
William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA 
1950
Yanks win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies 
1951
David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government 
1952
NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series 
1952
First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host) 
1952
Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins 
1953
Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply 
1954
Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of Moslem brothership, arrested in Egypt 
1954
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem 
1955
Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn 
1955
Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco. 
1956
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open 
1957
KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1957
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational 
1958
Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court 
1958
US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury 
1959
"Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1959
Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3 
1960
"Route 66" premieres 
1960
2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate 
1961
"Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 perfs 
1961
15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago 
1962
8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1963
Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary 
1963
Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190 
1963
JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty 
1964
NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series 
1965
Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups 
1965
50 mph gust helps Robert Mitera ace 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one 
1967
Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein 
1967
Rolf Hochhuth's "Soldaten" premieres in West Berlin 
1968
Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system 
1968
Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier 
1969
WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1971
Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida 
1971
T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?" premieres in NYC 
1971
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland 
1972
1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2 
1973
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open 
1973
Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company. 
1974
German Democratic Republic amends constitution 
1975
Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith 
1975
US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction 
1977
Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis 
1977
USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution. 
1978
LA Dodgers win the pennant 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test 
1979
"1940's Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances 
1979
"Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances 
1979
Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns 
1979
Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic 
1979
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1979
Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings 
1980
Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns 
1981
Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt 
1981
In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3 
1982
Olof Palme forms Swedish government 
1982
Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000. 
1984
Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant 
1984
Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader 
1985
21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB 
1985
KHQ-AM in Spokane Wash's final transmission 
1985
Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters 
1985
PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro 
1986
First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published 
1986
Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games 
1988
Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox 
1988
Latvian flag raised in Riga for first time since annexation by USSR 
1988
Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time 
1988
WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio) 
1989
Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match 
1989
Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games) 
1990
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic 
1990
Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens 
1991
Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics 
1991
Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history 
1991
Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her 
1992
Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2) 
1993
"Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines 
1993
"She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances 
1993
Massive Moslem demonstrate in Xining China PR, 12 killed 
1993
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison 
1994
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1994
Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan 
1994
Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government 
1994
Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57) 
1995
Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4 
1995
Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees 
1998
Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming. 
2000
The last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium is a 1-0 defeat of England by Germany and the last goal was scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. The match was Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley setting the record for most appearances at the stadium. 
2001
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground. 
2001
Crude oil resumes flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline after workers welded shut a bullet hole that caused 260,000 US gallons of oil to spill out 
2003
Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor. 
2004
King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates. 
2009
A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories 
2012
13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum 
2012
Sébastien Loeb wins the World Rally Championship for the ninth consecutive year 
2013
Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia 
2013
James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells 
2014
Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes 
2016
Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation 
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