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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

1492Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

1989Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

1506Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

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

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

1944Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin

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

1951David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 7th

1959Simon Cowell, Lambeth, London, recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol)

1952Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

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Notable Weddings on October 7th

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)

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

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

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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

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

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