About October 7

October 7, 2021 is the 280th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 117 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.
  • 1513
    Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 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.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
  • 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.
  • 1840
    Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
  • 1862
    Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
  • 1929
    Photios II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1949
    The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 1958
    The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
  • 1959
    U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
  • 1960
    Nigeria joins the United Nations.
  • 1977
    The adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, replaced by his son Norodom Sihamoni a week later.

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