About October 7

October 7, 2020 is the 281st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On October 7

  • 3761 BC
    The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).
  • 1477
    Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.
  • 1776
    Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
  • 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.
  • 1840
    Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: USS Wachusett captures the Ship CSS Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
  • 1879
    Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “Twofold Covenant” and create the Dual Alliance.
  • 1912
    The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • 1933
    Air France is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of 5 French airlines.
  • 1949
    The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 1958
    The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
  • 1963
    John F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.
  • 1971
    Oman 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.
  • 1993
    The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
  • 2004
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, replaced by his son Norodom Sihamoni a week later.
  • 2006
    Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya is shot and killed outside her home in Moscow.

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