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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

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

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

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

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.

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

1981Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

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

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

2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 7th

1959Simon Cowell, Lambeth, London, recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol)

1885Niels Bohr, Denmark, physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)

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Notable Weddings on October 7th

1965Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan

191444th US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's mother, Rose Fitzgerald (24)

1978Country singer Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35)

2006Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

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Notable Deaths on October 7th

1849Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic, dies in Baltimore at 40

1792George Mason, American statesman (advocated for the Bill of Rights), dies of natural causes at 66

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