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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.

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

1981Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

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

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

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

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

1963JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

1506Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

19602nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

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Notable Birthdays on October 7th

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

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

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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

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

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

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