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October 7 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 7. The list is arranged in chronological order.

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  • 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.
  • 1513
    Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 1542
    Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off of the California coast.
  • 1571
    The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) annihilates the Turkish fleet.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1691
    The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
  • 1763
    King George III of the United Kingdom issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.
  • 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.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain: American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British major Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
  • 1800
    French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captures the British 38-gun Kent inspiring the traditional French song Le Trente-et-un du mois d'août.
  • 1826
    The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
  • 1828
    Morea expedition: 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.
  • 1862
    Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Bahia incident: USS Wachusett illegally captures the CSS Florida Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil in violation of Brazilian neutrality.
  • 1868
    Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: Siege of Paris: Léon Gambetta flees Paris in a hot-air balloon.
  • 1879
    Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “Twofold Covenant” and create the Dual Alliance.
  • 1912
    The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • 1916
    Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222–0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
  • 1919
    KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
  • 1924
    Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
  • 1929
    Photios II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1933
    Air France is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of 5 French airlines.
  • 1940
    World War II: The McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: During an uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria.
  • 1949
    The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.

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