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October 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, October 7, 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California?

October 7th celebrates Bathtub Day as well as Frappé Day.

We are now on day 280 out of 365, and only have 85 days left of the year.

Here we are going to discover the top major events of this day in history that make it so interesting.

Did you know that on this day in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California? This was the result of a recall election to remove the previous governor, Gray Davis.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 7th in history!

What Events Happened On October 7 In History?

2014 A Spanish nurse became first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa.

The cause was blamed on substandard PPE.

2008 Swedish music streaming service Spotify was launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.

OTD in 2008: Swedish music streaming service Spotify was launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.

2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor of California.

1998 A gay student, Matthew Shepard, was brutally beaten and left to die in Wyoming, US.

Shepard was found the next day by two cyclists. He was tied to a fence and he died a few days later.

1996 Fox News Channel began broadcasting.

1993 Author Toni Morrison won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature for her body of work and essays about the Black American experience.

OTD in 1993: Author Toni Morrison won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature for her body of work and essays about the Black American experience.

1986 British Newspaper “The Independent” was first published.

1959 The Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 allowed the world to look at the far side of the moon for the first time.

OTD in 1959: The Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 allowed the world to look at the far side of the moon for the first time.
The images returned were of pretty poor quality comparable to later photos but it was our first glance of the other side of the moon and was met with great excitement worldwide.

1944 The Sonderkommandos, prisoners who took care of the bodies at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, protested their pending mass murder.

Several female Jews smuggled gunpowder from the camp's munitions factory to the workers in Crematorium IV. Those workers planned to use the gunpowder to destroy the crematorium but had their plans cut short when they learned that their workforce was due to be executed. Instead they attacked the guards in revolt killing only a handful but dying themselves. A total of 452 Sonderkommandos were either killed in the revolt or executed after; along with four of the woman smugglers.

1931 The first-ever infrared photo was taken in Rochester, New York.

The photo was taken in complete darkness and was a group of many men sitting in a theatre… but of course the picture wasn't black, the men in the theatre were clear in the photo.

1840 Willem II became King of the Netherlands.

1691 The Massachusetts Charter was signed, which established the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

1542 Portuguese explorer, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast of California.

Famous People Born On October 7

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Simon Cowell? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1959 Simon Cowell

English TV Personality

Simon Cowell
Age:
62 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1996 Lewis Capaldi

Scottish Singer

Lewis Capaldi
Age:
25 years old
Born In:
Scotland, UK

Special Holidays On October 7

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

October 7: National Bathtub Day

National Bathtub Day

October 7 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on October 7 shares the star sign of Libra.

Anyone born in October has the Pink Tourmaline birthstone. Did you know that in the United States, tourmaline has been found in Maine, North Carolina, and California? It’s even the official mineral of Maine.

Those who were born on October 7th were likely conceived the same year on January 14th.

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