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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

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

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

1913Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

1944Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin

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

1492Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

1951David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 7th

1952Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

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

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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)

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

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

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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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