October 7 Events in History - October 7 Birthdays - October 7 Deaths
2014 Wal Mart announces that, due to the Affordable Care Act, it will increase health benefit costs for all employees and end health benefits for its 30,000 or so workers with fewer than 30 hours per week; the changes will take place in January 2015
2014 Scientists Stefan Hell of Germany and Eric Betzig and William Moerner of the U.S. share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing 'super-resolved fluorescence microscopy'; the technology can be used to observe molecular activity in living cells
2013 Winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine include German scientist Thomas C. Sudhof and American scientists Randy Schekman and James Rothman
2013 The Chinese province of Fujian faces heavy rains and flooding from Typhoon Fitow
2012 Antisa Khvichava, a Georgian woman believed to be the oldest woman of all time, dies at age 132
2012 Venezuelans go to the polls to vote in the country's presidential election; President Hugo Chavez competes against Henrique Capriles Radonski of the opposing Justice First party
2011 Over 110 people are arrested in Queens, New York as part of the largest identity theft and retail crime ring in U.S. history
2011 In Game 5 of the American League Division Series, the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees, moving on to play the Texas Rangers
2010 Mario Vargas Llosa is announced the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
2010 A Southampton University research fellow discovers a lost Antonio Vivaldi flute concerto at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh
2005 Mohamed ElBaradei received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the IAEA
2001 U.S. launches strikes against the Taleban in Afghanistan, in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.
1995 Boston's Fleet Center opens, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
1995 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees
1994 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1994 Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan
1994 Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government
1994 Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)
1993 "Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater New York City for 294 performances
1993 Massive Moslem demonstrate in Xining China PR, 12 killed
1993 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison
1992 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
1991 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
1991 Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal and Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in New York thoroughbred racing history
1991 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriat comments to her
1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
1990 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
1989 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander
1989 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)
1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as New York Yankee manager
1988 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
1988 Latvian flag raised in Riga for 1st time since annexation by U.S.S.R.
1988 Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
1988 Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson
1988 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 and WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (New York City radio)
1986 1st edition British newspaper "Independent" begins publishing
1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane Washington's final transmission
1985 Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters
1985 PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant
1984 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader
1982 "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 5000+ performances
1982 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
1981 Hosni Mubarak became acting-president of Egypt
1981 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yankees beat Brewers 5-3
1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns
1979 "1940's Radio Hour" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 105 performances
1979 "Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 439 performances
1979 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
1979 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1979 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers win the pennant
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
1977 U.S.S.R. adopts constitution
1975 Players' Association, files a suit on behalf of Dodgers Andy Messersmith
1975 U.S. decides John Lennon won't be deported due to U.K. pot conviction
1974 East Germany amends constitution
1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1972 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
1971 T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?," premieres in New York City
1969 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
1967 Beatles turn down $1 million New York concert offer by Sid Berstein
1967 Rolf Hochhuths "Soldaten," premieres in West Berlin
1965 50 mph gust carries 165 lb Robert Mitera's tee shot 447
1965 Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 Robert Mitera aces 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one
1964 New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61 World Series
1963 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
1963 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti and Dominican Republic, kills 7,190
1963 John F. Kennedy signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
1962 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 607 performances
1961 15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago
1960 "Route 66" premieres
1960 2nd John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debate
1959 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 5 performances
1959 Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of U.S.S.R.'s Luna 3
1958 Potter Stewart appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
1958 U.S. manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury
1957 "American Bandstand" premieres
1957 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational
1956 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open
1955 Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched
1954 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of Moslem brothership, arrested in Egypt
1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem
1953 Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply
1952 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
1952 1st "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
1952 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
1951 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1950 New York Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
1950 U.S. forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel
1950 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
1950 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game, 5-2
1950 William H. Jackson, becomes deputy director of CIA
1950 Yankees win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies
1949 German Dem Rep formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day)
1949 Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier of East Germany
1949 Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president of East Germany
1947 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yankees General Manager after final game of World Series
1946 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet, premieres
1945 Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes
1944 Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen
1944 Field Marshal Rommel gets order to return to Berlin
1944 Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle
1944 Uprising at Auschwitz, Jews burn down crematoriums
1944 Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp
1943 Weill/Perelman/Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus," premieres in New York City
1942 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad
1942 Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing harbor (Netherlands)
1942 Maxwell Andersons "Eve of St. Mark," premieres in New York City
1942 U.S. and British government announce establishment of United Nations
1942 Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal, to become wrestling champ
1941 German army occupies Viarma, U.S.S.R.
1940 Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
1938 Germany demands all Jewish passports stamped with letter J
1937 Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
1936 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel
1935 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
1933 New York Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
1931 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, New York
1929 Ramsay MacDonald is 1st British premier to address U.S. Congress
1928 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)
1928 Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia
1927 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
1926 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
1926 Italian Great Fascist Council forms
1924 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins
1924 Greek government of Dikalekopoulis, forms
1923 Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138
1922 1st radio link, WNJ (Newark) and WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
1922 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
1922 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
1919 1st London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport and KLM)
1919 Fritz Kreisler and F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms," premieres in New York City
1919 KLM, Netherlands Airlines, established (oldest existing airline)
1916 222 points are scored in a football game between Georgia Tech and Cumberland University of Lebanon, Tennessee
1913 Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line
1908 Crete revolts against Turkey and aligns with Greece
1908 Serbia and Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact
1907 France's Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane
1904 New York Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12)
1900 The term "orienteering" is 1st used for an event
1886 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
1882 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
1879 Germany and Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
1871 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters
1870 Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon
1868 Cornell University (Ithaca New York) opens
1864 Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor Brazil-CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett
1856 Cyrus Chambers, Jr. patents folding machine that folds book and newspapers
1840 Willem I resigns as king of Netherlands
1826 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in U.S.) begins operations
1816 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
1806 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
1780 British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC
1777 Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Bemis Hts
1765 Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York
1763 George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement
1737 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)
1714 People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar, Netherlands
1702 English/Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
1690 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
1637 Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda
1571 Battle at Lepanto: Saint League (Spain and Italy) destroys Turkish fleet
1542 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
1520 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain
1506 Pope Julius II and France occupy Bologna
1492 Columbus misses Florida when he changed course
336 St. Mark ends his reign as Catholic Pope