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7 October

336 – Rome – Pope Mark died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Mark

1403 – Greece – Battle of Modon (Venetian-Genoese Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Modon_(1403)

1406 – Jersey – French attack on Jersey. https://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/%27%27Le_Victorial%27%27_and_the_attack_on_Jersey_in_1406

1513 – Italy – Battle of La Motta (War of the League of Cambrai). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_La_Motta_(1513)

1571 – Ionian Sea – Battle of Lepanto (Fourth Ottoman-Venetian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lepanto

1620 – Moldavia – Battle of Cecora ended (Moldavian Magnate Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cecora_(1620)

1690 – Wales – Earthquake. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1763 – GB – British Royal Proclamation issued, closed parts of aboriginal lands in North America to white settlements. http://www.history.com/topics/1763-proclamation-of

1777 – USA – Battle of Bemis Heights (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Saratoga#Second_Saratoga:_Battle_of_Bemis_Heights_.28October_7.29

1780 – USA – Battle of Kings Mountain (American Revolutionary War). http://www.britishbattles.com/kings-mountain.htm

1813 – Serbia – First Serbian Uprising ended (Serbian Revolution). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Serbian_Uprising

1826 – USA – Granite Railway began operating. http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/abnegr1.Html

1840 – Netherlands – Willem II became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_II_of_the_Netherlands

1862 – Canada – Royal Columbian Hospital opened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Columbian_Hospital

1864 – Brazil – Bahia Incident (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahia_incident

1919 – Netherlands – KLM airline founded. http://www.klm.com/corporate/en/about-klm/information-school-talks/students-history.html

1924 – Greece – Andreas Michalakopoulos became Prime Minister. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Michalakopoulos


1933 – France – Air France founded. https://youtu.be/YAwoy-KrxLY  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Stuttgart (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Wake Island – 98 American POW’s executed by Japanese forces (WWII). http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-execute-nearly-100-american-prisoners-on-wake-island

1944 – Poland – Birkenau Revolt (WWII). http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005189

1944 – China – USAAF plane crashed near Kunming, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441007-0

1944 – India – CNAC plane crashed near Sadiya, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441007-2

1944 – Solomon Islands – US Navy plane crashed near Vella Lavellay, 19 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441007-5

1949 – East Germany – German Democratic Republic formed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Germany

1950 – India – Missionaries of Charity established by Mother Teresa. http://www.motherteresa.org/07_family/family00.html

1951 – USA – National Homes Corp. plane crashed near Lafayette, IN, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511007-0

1952 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Philadelphia-Northeast Airport, PA, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521007-1

1957 – USA – Operation Plumbbob ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Plumbbob

1960 – Nigeria – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1971 – Oman – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1985 – Puerto Rico – Landslide in Mameyes, c. 300 killed. http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazardimages/picture/show/1549 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1987/0123/report.pdf


1988 – USA – Rescue begins of 3 trapped whales in Point Barrow, Alaska. https://youtu.be/MisnfN0XRLY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Breakthrough

1991 – Croatia – Bombing of Banski dvori (Croatian War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Banski_dvori

1996 – USA – Fox News Channel began broadcasting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News_Channel

2000 – Yugoslavia – President Slobodan Milošević resigned. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slobodan_Milo%C5%A1evi%C4%87

2001 – Afghanistan – War in Afghanistan began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(2001%E2%80%932014)

2004 – Cambodia – King Norodom Sihanouk abdicated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihanouk

2008 – Sudan – Asteroid exploded above Nubian Desert. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_TC3

2009 – Vanuatu – Earthquake measuring 7.4-7.8Mw, epicentre in Torres Islands http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/poster/2009/20091007.php

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1954 – Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seebohm_Rowntree