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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

1963JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

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

1492Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

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

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

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

1951David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

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

1506Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

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

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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

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

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

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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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