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Friday, October 7, 2011

In the United States, the Occupy Wall Street protests spread from New York to other major cities. //www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/07/us-wallstreet-protests-idUSTRE7945JB20111007 (Reuters) //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15160953 (BBC)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Austerity measures of pay cuts and pension freeze supported by the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) cause civil servants to stage a 24-hour strike in Greece. //english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/10/2010107132224725399.html (Al Jazeera)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Iceland's Financial Supervisory Authority takes control of troubled Landsbanki Bank.//www.marketwatch.com/news/story/icelands-regulator-takes-control-landsbanki/story.aspx?guid=%7BD21012C4%2DD7A3%2D4CCE%2DBFE1%2D6ED768C81F5A%7D (MarketWatch)
A Hungarian plane is forced to land in Iran, countering earlier reports of a US military jet being forced to land for violating Iranian airspace. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7657066.stm (BBC News)

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

California recall: The state of California held a special election to decide whether to recall Governor Gray Davis, and, if so, who to replace him with. Also on the ballot: Proposition 53, the California Twenty-First Century Infrastructure Investment Fund, and Proposition 54, the Racial Privacy Initiative.
2003 California recall: Voters recall Governor Gray Davis from office and elect actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to succeed him.
Africa: The South African government announce they would not prosecute the five policemen accused of killing Steve Biko in 1977, citing insufficient evidence to support a murder charge. //www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1426929,00.html
Genetic engineering: Small group of protesters brave chilly winds and strip off outside New Zealand Parliament to lobby against lifting the Genetically modified food moratorium. //www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2684335a10,00.html

Monday, October 7, 2002

The discovery of Quaoar is announced.
Astronomy: Announcement of the discovery of Quaoar, a planetoid object circling the Sun

Sunday, October 7, 2001

War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The United States invades Afghanistan, with participation from other nations.

Wednesday, October 7, 1992

In Peru, Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán is convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison.

Monday, October 7, 1991

The Yugoslav Air Force bombs the office of President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman, who narrowly escapes with his life.

Saturday, October 7, 1989

Friday the 13th mini-crash: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges 190.58 points, or 6.91 percent, to close at 2,569.26, most likely after the junk bond market collapses.
An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.
In Leipzig, East Germany, protesters demand the legalization of opposition groups and democratic reforms.
The communistHungarian Socialist Workers\' Party votes to reorganize itself as a socialist party, to be named the Hungarian Socialist Party.
Gro Harlem Brundtland, leader of the Labour Party, resigns as Prime Minister of Norway. She is succeeded by Jan P. Syse, leader of the Conservative Party on October 16.

Monday, October 7, 1985

The cruise ship "Achille Lauro" is hijacked in the Mediterranean Sea by 4 heavily armed Palestinian terrorists. One passenger, American Leon Klinghoffer, is killed.

Friday, October 7, 1983

A plan to abolish the Greater London Council is announced.

Saturday, October 7, 1978

"Wranslide" in New South Wales: the Wran government is re-elected with an increased majority.

Wednesday, October 7, 1970

Soviet author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
General Juan José Torres becomes the new President of Bolivia.
Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects U.S. President Richard Nixon's October 7 peace proposal as a maneuver to deceive world opinion.
The U.S. Foreign Office announces that renewal of arms sales to Pakistan.

Friday, October 7, 1966

The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series, 1–0, to sweep the series for their 1st World Chionship.
Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh Massacre.
The Soviet Union declares that all Chinese students must leave the country before the end of October.

Thursday, October 7, 1965

Yale University presents the "Vinland map".
The Post Office Tower opens in London.
A brigade of South Korean soldiers arrive in South Vietnam.
Seven Japanese fishing boats are sunk off Guam by super typhoon Carmen 209 are killed.
The International Olympic Committee admits East Germany as a member.
The Indonesian army instigates the arrest and execution of communists which last until March 1966 (see Indonesian killings of 1965–66).

Friday, October 7, 1960

Nigeria becomes the 99th member of the United Nations.
Otoya Yamaguchi assassinates Inejiro Asanuma, the chairman of the Japanese Socialist Party.
Cold War: Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a table at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, his way of protesting the discussion of the Soviet Union's policies toward Eastern Europe.

Wednesday, October 7, 1959

The U.S.S.R. probe "Luna 3" sends back the first ever photos of the far side of the Moon.

Friday, October 7, 1949

The Democratic Republic of Germany DDR is established officially

Thursday, October 7, 1943

WWII: The Naples post office explosion kills 100.

Tuesday, October 7, 1941

Sunday, October 7, 1928

Haile Selassie is crowned king (not yet emperor) of Abyssinia.

Wednesday, October 7, 1914

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. marries Rose Fitzgerald in Boston.

Thursday, October 7, 1886

Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba.

Tuesday, October 7, 1879

The Dual Alliance is formed by Germany and Austria-Hungary.

Wednesday, October 7, 1840

Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.

Saturday, October 7, 1826

The first train operates over the Granite Railway in Massachusetts.ref name=EB
The British crown colony of the Straits Settlements is established.
Britain annexes Assam.
The first railway tunnel is built en route between Liverpool and Manchester in England.
Major Edmund Lockyer arrives at King George Sound to take possession of the western part of Australia, establishing a settlement near Albany.
Mahmud II's council orders the janissaries to drill in the European manner.
Ludwig Van Beethoven composes the Grosse Fuge.
Aniline is first isolated from the destructive distillation of indigo by Otto Unverdorben.
The Eggnog Riot breaks out at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York during the early morning hours, but is squelched by Christmas chapel service.

Friday, October 7, 1825

The Miramichi Fire breaks out in New Brunswick.

Saturday, October 7, 1780

American Revolutionary War ndash Battle of Kings Mountain: Patriot militia forces annihilate a Loyalists under British Major Patrick Ferguson at Kings Mountain in South Carolina.

Tuesday, October 7, 1777

American Revolution ndash Second Battle of Saratoga: Battle of Bemis Heights: British General John Burgoyne is defeated by American troops.

Monday, October 7, 1776

Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.

Saturday, October 7, 1769

James Cook lands in New Zealand at Poverty Bay.

Friday, October 7, 1763

The Royal Proclamation of 1763 is issued by George III of the United Kingdom, restricting westward expansion of British North America and stabilizing relations with indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Monday, October 7, 1737

A tropical cyclone strikes Bengal, India killing approximately 300,000.

Saturday, October 7, 1684

Japanese Chief Minister Hotta Masatoshi is assassinated, leaving Shogun Tsunayoshi without any adequate advisors, leading him to issue impractical edicts and create hardships for the Japanese people.

Friday, October 7, 1588

The oldest biography of Nicolaus Copernicus was completed by Bernardino Baldi.

Thursday, September 27, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

Spanish silver mines open in Latin America thus begins the great silver flow that links the New and Old Worlds.
Battle of Lepanto: Spanish, Venetian, and Papal naval forces under Don John of Austria defeat the Turkish fleet of Ali Monizindade Pasha.

Tuesday, September 27, 1513 (Julianian calendar)

Appenzell becomes a member of Old Swiss Confederacy.
December ndash Louis XII makes peace with the Pope and Spain.
Leo Africanus visits Timbuktu, the second city of Songhai Empire.
Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramon de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
Paracelsus begins studying at Ferrara University.

Friday, September 28, 1403 (Julianian calendar)

orders his coastal provinces to build a vast fleet of ships, with construction centered at Longjiang near Nanjing the inland provinces are to provide wood and float it down the Yangzi River.
In Ireland
In China, the Ming Emperor Yongle
Battle of Modon: French naval forces under Jean Le Maingre (Marshal Boucicaut) defeat the Republic of Venice at Modon in the Peloponnese.
While the Ottoman Empire is at war, the Byzantine Empire reclaims the European coast of the Sea of Marmara and Thessalonica. The emperor's son Andronikos Palaiologos is given the title of Lord of Thessalonike.
Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo, an ambassador from the king of Castile, arrives in Samarkand.
The Gur-e Amir Mausoleum is built in Samarkand by Timur after the death of his grandson Muhammad-Sultan, and eventually becomes the family mausoleum of the Timurid dynasty.
"probable" ndash Ououso becomes King of Nanzan in present-day south Okinawa, Japan.
Tadgh Ruadh mac Maelsechlainn O Cellaigh succeeds Conchobar an Abaidh mac Maelsechlainn O Cellaigh as King of Hy-Many in present-day Galway and Roscommon.
Georgia makes peace with Timur but has to recognise him as a suzerain and pay him tribute.
Maolmhordha mac Con Connacht succeeds Giolla Iosa mac Pilib as King of East Breifne in present-day Leitrim and Cavan.
moves the capital from Nanjing to Beijing.
The Stationers\' Guild is founded, originating one of the Livery Companies of the City of London.
Grand Duke Vytautas ends his alliance with Muscovy and captures Vyazma and Smolensk.
Stefan Lazarević establishes Belgrade as the capital of the Serbian Despotate.
The world's first quarantine station is built in Venice to protect against the Black Death.
commissions the "Yongle Encyclopedia", one of the world's earliest and largest known general encyclopedias.
Jan Hus begins preaching Wycliffite ideas in Bohemia.

Tuesday, September 30, 1147 (Julianian calendar)

Consecration of the church of San Frediano in Lucca
Dore Abbey is founded.
Almería, one of the most important maritime and commercial centers of al-Andalus, falls into Christian hands after two months of siege.ref name=lameretlesmusulmansPicard C. (1997) "La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age". Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.66
The Almohad general Mohammad al-Masufi conquers Seville.ref name=lameretlesmusulmansPicard C. (1997) "La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age". Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.64
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