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  • India
    Monday Oct 7, 1737

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1737 Calcutta Cyclone

    India
    Monday Oct 7, 1737

    On 7 October 1737, a natural disaster struck the city of Calcutta (modern-day Kolkata) in India. For a long time this was believed in Europe to have been the result of an earthquake, but it is now believed to have been a tropical cyclone. Thomas Joshua Moore, the duties collector for the British East India Company in Calcutta, wrote in his official report that a storm and flood had destroyed nearly all the thatched buildings and killed 3,000 of the city's inhabitants. Other reports from merchant ships indicated an earthquake and tidal surge were to blame, destroying 20,000 ships in the harbor and killing 300,000 people. The population of Calcutta at the time was around 3,000–20,000.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 7, 1908

    The Wright brothers

    The First American woman passenger

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 7, 1908

    On October 7, 1908, Edith Berg, the wife of the brothers' European business agent, became the first American woman passenger when she flew with Wilbur—one of many passengers who rode with him that autumn.




  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 7, 1925

    Juan Trippe

    Colonial Air Transport

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 7, 1925

    Once again tapping his wealthy friends from Yale, Trippe invested in an airline named Colonial Air Transport, which was awarded a new route and an airmail contract on October 7, 1925.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Willis Carrier

    Death

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Willis Carrier died in 7 October 1950.




  • North Korea
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Korean War

    The UN Command forces followed the ROK forces northwards

    North Korea
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    MacArthur made a statement demanding the KPA's unconditional surrender. Six days later, on 7 October, with UN authorization, the UN Command forces followed the ROK forces northwards.




  • India
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Mother Teresa

    A Vatican permission

    India
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    On 7 October 1950, Teresa received Vatican permission for the diocesan congregation, which would become the Missionaries of Charity. In her words, it would care for "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone".




  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 7, 1952

    Vladimir Putin

    Birth

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 7, 1952

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on 7 October 1952 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg).


  • Yuro ravine, Bolivia
    Saturday Oct 7, 1967

    Che Guevara

    Guevara's guerrilla encampment

    Yuro ravine, Bolivia
    Saturday Oct 7, 1967

    On October 7, 1967, an informant apprised the Bolivian Special Forces of the location of Guevara's guerrilla encampment in the Yuro ravine.


  • Zagreb, Croatia
    Monday Oct 7, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Bombing of Banski dvori

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Monday Oct 7, 1991

    On 7 October, the Yugoslav air force attacked the main government building in Zagreb, an incident referred to as the bombing of Banski dvori.


  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Saturday Oct 7, 2000

    Slobodan Milošević

    Koštunica finally took Office as Yugoslav President

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Saturday Oct 7, 2000

    Koštunica finally took office as Yugoslav president on 7 October following Milošević's announcement.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Oct 7, 2001

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    His First competitive Match With Swedan

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Oct 7, 2001

    On 7 October 2001, he played his first competitive match, a 2002 World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan, scoring his first ever international goal in a 3–0 win as Sweden topped their group to qualify for the upcoming tournament.


  • Afghanistan
    Sunday Oct 7, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Beginning of war in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan
    Sunday Oct 7, 2001

    On October 7, 2001, the War in Afghanistan began when U.S. and British forces initiated aerial bombing campaigns targeting Taliban and al-Qaeda camps, then later invaded Afghanistan with ground troops of the Special Forces.


  • Lisbon, Portugal
    Monday Oct 7, 2002

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    First debut and 2 Goals

    Lisbon, Portugal
    Monday Oct 7, 2002

    At age 16, Ronaldo was promoted from Sporting's youth team by first-team manager László Bölöni, who was impressed with his dribbling. He subsequently became the first player to play for the club's under-16, under-17 and under-18 teams, the B team, and the first team, all within a single season. A year later, on 7 October 2002, Ronaldo made his debut in the Primeira Liga, against Moreirense, and scored two goals in their 3–0 win.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 7, 2008

    League of Legends

    First Announcement

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 7, 2008

    League of Legends was formally announced on October 7, 2008.


  • Venzuela
    Sunday Oct 7, 2012

    Hugo Chávez

    The presidential election of 2012

    Venzuela
    Sunday Oct 7, 2012

    On 7 October 2012, Chávez won election as president for a fourth time, his third six-year term. He defeated Henrique Capriles with 54% of the votes versus 45% for Capriles, which was a lower victory margin than in his previous presidential wins. Turnout in the election was 80%, with a hotly contested election between the two candidates. There was significant support for Chávez amongst the Venezuelan lower class. Chávez's opposition blamed him for unfairly using state funds to spread largesse before the election to bolster Chavez's support among his primary electoral base, the lower class.


  • Tallinn, Estonia
    Monday Oct 7, 2013

    Garry Kasparov

    Announced his Candidacy for World Chess Federation president

    Tallinn, Estonia
    Monday Oct 7, 2013

    On 7 October 2013, Kasparov announced his candidacy for World Chess Federation president during a reception in Tallinn, Estonia, where the 84th FIDE Congress took place.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 7, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Joined Alliance For Affordable Internet

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 7, 2013

    Facebook joined Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) in October, as it launched.


  • Oslo, Norway
    Friday Oct 7, 2016

    Colombian conflict

    President Juan Manuel Santos Was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize

    Oslo, Norway
    Friday Oct 7, 2016

    In October 2016, President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long war to an end.


  • Brazil
    Sunday Oct 7, 2018

    Jair Bolsonaro

    2018 General elections

    Brazil
    Sunday Oct 7, 2018

    General elections were held in Brazil on 7 October 2018 to elect the President, Vice President and the National Congress. Elections for state governors and vice governors, state legislative assemblies and the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District were held at the same time. On 7 October 2018, Rio de Janeiro congressman Jair Bolsonaro came first in the first round of the presidential election. A run-off between him and former São Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad was held on 28 October 2018. At 22:06 GMT, with 88% reporting, Bolsonaro was declared the winner with over 50% of the popular vote.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Oct 7, 2018

    Hong Kong independence

    Mallet was subjected to a four-hour interrogation by immigration officers on his return from Thailand

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Oct 7, 2018

    Mallet (Victor Mallet visa controversy is an incident in Hong Kong in 2018 that many pundits consider as having major implications for freedom of speech in Hong Kong. The Foreign Correspondents' Club scheduled a lunchtime talk for 14 August) was subjected to a four-hour interrogation by immigration officers on his return from Thailand on Sunday 7 October before he was finally allowed to enter Hong Kong.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 7, 2019

    MacOS

    MacOS 10.15 Catalina

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 7, 2019

    macOS 10.14 Mojave was succeeded by macOS 10.15 Catalina in 2019, which replaces iTunes with separate apps for different types of media, and introduces the Catalyst system for porting iOS apps.


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