On this Day in History, October 7

Several historic events occurred on October 7.  Here is a brief list to guide you through the occurrences.

  • 1915 – English nurse Edith Cavell was sentenced to death by German court-martial for running an underground network meant to free Allied soldiers.
  • 1929 –  Ramsay MacDonald became the first British Prime Minister to address US Congress.
  • 1942 – US & UK government announced to establish the United Nations.
  • 1958 – Potter Stewart was appointed to the US Supreme Court.
  • 1959 – “Happy Town” was opened at 84th St Theater, NYC for 5 performances.
  • 1959 – People witness the Dark Side of the Moon for the first time after Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 took pictures of the far side of it.
  • 1968 – The film rating system was adopted by the Motion Picture Association of America.
  • 1975 – US decided John Lennon of the Beatles band won’t be deported due to UK pot conviction.
  • 1979 – After a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings, Frank Mahovlich formally retired from the NHL.
  • 1982 – The musical “Cats” opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.
  • 1993Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to American writer Toni Morrison.
  • 1996 – Rupert Murdoch launched Fox News with Roger Ailes as the CEO.
  • 2001 – The U.S. invaded Afghanistan with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
  • 2003 – Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor after the American gubernatorial recall election held in California.
  • 2008Barack Obama and John McCain had a town hall-style debate dominated by the financial crisis and foreign policy.
  • 2009 – A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung’s ‘Red Book’ is published.
  • 2013 – The Supreme Court in the Maldives annulled the election results of the country’s first round presidential election.
  • 2014 – First Ebola case outside West Africa as a Spanish nurse got diagnosed with Ebola.
  • 2015 – US President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz.
  • 2016 – Colombia’s President Juan Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end the conflict with FARC.

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