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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

2003Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

1955Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

1928Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

1950Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

1952First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

1506Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

1913Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

1986Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

1984Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

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Notable Birthdays on October 7th

1885Niels Bohr, Denmark, physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)

1952Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

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Notable Weddings on October 7th

191444th US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's mother, Rose Fitzgerald (24)

1978Country singer Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35)

1965Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan

2006Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

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Notable Deaths on October 7th

1849Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic, dies in Baltimore at 40

1991Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

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