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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

1989Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

1979Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

1989Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

1916Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football

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

19602nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

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

1951David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 7th

1792George Mason, American statesman (advocated for the Bill of Rights), dies of natural causes at 66

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

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