About October 7

October 7, 2022 is the 280th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 107 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 7

  • 1477
    Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.
  • 1542
    Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
  • 1571
    The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet.
  • 1776
    Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
  • 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.
  • 1800
    French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captures the British 38-gun Kent inspiring the traditional French song Le Trente-et-un du mois d'août.
  • 1826
    The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
  • 1868
    Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
  • 1912
    The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • 1919
    KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
  • 1933
    Air France is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of 5 French airlines.
  • 1942
    World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Nigeria joins the United Nations.
  • 1982
    Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1985
    The Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 1991
    Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.
  • 1993
    The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
  • 1998
    Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.

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