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It happened on October 7th in History

  • October 7, 0336 “Pope Mark dies, leaving the papacy vacant.”  
  • October 7, 0336 St Mark ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • October 7, 1492 Christopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course.
  • October 7, 1506 Pope Julius II and France occupy Bologna.
  • October 7, 1513 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramn de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • October 7, 1520 “First public burning of books in Flanders, in Leuven.” 
  • October 7, 1542 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Santa Catalina Island off California coast.
  • October 7, 1571 “The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet.”
  • October 7, 1571 Turkish fleet defeated by Spanish and Italians in Battle of Lepanto
  • October 7, 1637 Prince Frederick Henry of Orange occupies Breda.
  • October 7, 1690 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade.
  • October 7, 1702 “English/Dutch troops under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough occupy Roermond.”
  • October 7, 1714 “Beer tax riots in Alkmaar, the Netherlands.”
  • October 7, 1737 “40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)”
  • October 7, 1763 “George III of Great Britain issues British Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.”
  • October 7, 1765 Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY.
  • October 7, 1765 The Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY
  • October 7, 1769 “English explorer, Captain Cook, sails to New Zealand.”
  • October 7, 1776 Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Wrttemberg.
  • October 7, 1777 Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Bemis Hts
  • October 7, 1780 “British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC”
  • October 7, 1806 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood.
  • October 7, 1816 “First double decked steamboat, the Washington, arrived in New Orleans”
  • October 7, 1816 “The first double-decked steamboat, the “”Washington,”” arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana.”
  • October 7, 1825 “Miramichi Fire, disaster in New Brunswick”
  • October 7, 1826 Granite Railway (first chartered railway in the U.S.) begins operations.
  • October 7, 1828 “The city of Patras, Greece is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.”
  • October 7, 1849 Edgar Allan Poe dies at 5:00 A.M. four days after being found in a Baltimore gutter.
  • October 7, 1864 Battle of Darbytown Road (American Civil War): the Confederate forces’ attempt to regain ground that had been lost around Richmond is thwarted.
  • October 7, 1865 The Morant Bay Rebellion starts in Jamaica.
  • October 7, 1868 “Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the most at any American university to that date.”
  • October 7, 1870 Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.
  • October 7, 1871 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago’s 185 firefighters
  • October 7, 1879 “Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “”Twofold Covenant”” and create the Dual Alliance.”
  • October 7, 1882 “Baseball: In Game 2 of the first exhibition series between the Champions of the National League and the American Association, Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0.”
  • October 7, 1886 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • October 7, 1900 Heinrich Himmler was born.
  • October 7, 1900 “The term “”orienteering”” is first used for an event.”
  • October 7, 1904 Baseball: New York Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12).
  • October 7, 1907 France’s Henry Farman flies 30 m in a biplane.