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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

1492Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

1913Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

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

2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

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

1981Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

1989Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

1963JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

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

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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

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

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)

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

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Notable Deaths on October 7th

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

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

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