Thursday, October 7, 2010
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.
The discovery of Quaoar is announced.
Astronomy: Announcement of the discovery of Quaoar, a planetoid object circling the Sun
Wednesday, October 7, 1992
The Yugoslav Air Force bombs the office of President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman, who narrowly escapes with his life.
Saturday, October 7, 1989
, East Germany
, protesters demand the legalization of opposition groups and democratic reforms.
The cruise ship "Achille Lauro
" is hijacked in the Mediterranean Sea by 4 heavily armed Palestinian terrorists. One passenger, American Leon Klinghoffer
, is killed.
Saturday, October 7, 1978
"Wranslide" in New South Wales: the Wran government is re-elected with an increased majority.
Wednesday, October 7, 1970
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
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".
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.
Nigeria becomes the 99th member of the United Nations.
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.
The Democratic Republic of Germany DDR
is established officially
Thursday, October 7, 1943
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.
Wednesday, October 7, 1840
Saturday, October 7, 1826
The first railway tunnel is built en route between Liverpool and Manchester in England.
Mahmud II's council orders the janissaries to drill in the European manner.
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.
Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
Saturday, October 7, 1769
James Cook lands in New Zealand at Poverty Bay.
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.
Saturday, October 7, 1684
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.
Tuesday, September 27, 1513 (Julianian calendar)
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
The Gur-e Amir
Mausoleum is built in Samarkand
after the death of his grandson Muhammad-Sultan, and eventually becomes the family mausoleum of the Timur
Tadgh Ruadh mac Maelsechlainn O Cellaigh succeeds Conchobar an Abaidh mac Maelsechlainn O Cellaigh as King of Hy-Many
in present-day Galway
makes peace with Timur
but has to recognise him as a suzerain and pay him tribute.
Grand Duke Vytautas ends his alliance with Muscovy and captures Vyazma and Smolensk.
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.
Tuesday, September 30, 1147 (Julianian calendar)
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