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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

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

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

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

1944Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin

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

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

1913Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

1492Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

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.

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

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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)

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

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

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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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