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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

1963JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

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

1492Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

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

1506Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

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

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

19602nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

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Notable Birthdays on October 7th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 7th

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

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)

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

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Notable Deaths on October 7th

1991Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

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

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