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.
  • 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.
  • 1691
    The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
  • 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.
  • 1828
    The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1862
    Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • 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.
  • 1929
    Photios II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 1959
    U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
  • 1963
    John F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.
  • 1977
    The adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
  • 1985
    The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya is shot and killed outside her home in Moscow.

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