About October 7

October 7, 2024 is the 281st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 114 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 7

  • 1513
    Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1691
    The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
  • 1763
    George III of Great Britain issues British Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
  • 1828
    The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: USS Wachusett captures the Ship CSS Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
  • 1919
    KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
  • 1924
    Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
  • 1929
    Photios II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1940
    World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
  • 1944
    World War II: Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria.
  • 1958
    President of Pakistan Iskander Mirza, with the support of General Ayub Khan and the army, suspends the 1956 constitution, imposes martial law, and cancels the elections scheduled for January 1959.
  • 1958
    The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
  • 1960
    Nigeria joins the United Nations.
  • 1971
    Oman joins the United Nations.
  • 1982
    Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1985
    The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
  • 1991
    Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.

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