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October 7th Major News Events

  1. 1985 Egypt Achille Lauro
  2. 1959 England Southend Pier
  3. 1963 The first prototype Learjet a mass produced business jet takes off in Wichita, Kansas
  4. 1982 Musical "Cats" Opens On Broadway
  5. 2001 Barry Bonds Record Breaking 73 Home-Runs
  6. 2011 Occupy Wall Street Protests

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7 Oct, 1985 Egypt Achille Lauro

1985 : Four Palestinian terrorists members of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), the terrorist wing of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) board the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in order to hijack the luxury liner and it's passengers.

7 Oct, 1919 Netherlands KLM Founded

1919 : KLM Royal Dutch Airlines of the Netherlands is founded, its first flight is the following year from London Croydon to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for journalists, and it begins scheduled flights in 1921. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.

7 Oct, 1921 U.S.A. Ku Klux Klan

1921 : State officials in Texas are considering a ban on parades by the Ku Klux Klan because of their incitement of violence against any non-white Americans including Jews and African-Americans.

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7 Oct, 1928 Germany Duel

1928 : Two students from the Latvian University have died after a Duel of Honor with pistols in a nearby forest, the duel was sanctioned by the court of honor of the students corporation.

7 Oct, 1942 World War II War Effort

1942 : Children in every school in the country have been bringing in 10 lbs of metal scrap or more this week and hundreds of thousands of scrap metal are now on their way to helping make the the tools our fighting men need to finish the job.

US Scrap Days

From 1950s Shoes and Hats Page

  • 1955 Beehive Bonnet 1955 Beehive Bonnet
    Price: $2.98
    Beehive bonnet with rows and rows of tiers. In wool felt with self bows. Tie-back rayon veil. Colors are beige, navy, black, red, white or medium gray.

  • 1955 Embracing Pillbox Hat 1955 Embracing Pillbox Hat
    Price: $2.98, $3.98
    Embracing pillbox has rhinestone-sparkled front clips for snug fit. Tie-back rayon veil. Colors are red, white, black, dark brown, or navy blue. Comes in wool felt ($2.98) or rayon velvet ($3.98).

7 Oct, 1954 U.S.A. Racketeering

1954 : Following the investigation by the Federal Grand Jury on racketeering in Chicago the first indictments have been served for charges on four union agents of extortion of large sums of money from poultry dealers in Chicago's Fulton market.

7 Oct, 1959 England Southend Pier

1959 : The Pavilion at the end of the world's longest pleasure pier at Southend on Sea is gutted by the fire and three hundred people are rescued by sea. The original Southend Pier was first opened in 1830 and is 1 1/2 miles long. The Pier was rebuilt and the Pavilion was turned into a bowling alley but the pier has continued to be affected by fires but rebuilt and still in existence today as a major tourist attraction.

7 Oct, 1963 U.S.A. Learjet

1963 : The first prototype Learjet a mass produced business jet takes off in Wichita, Kansas on it's maiden test flight.

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7 Oct, 1968 India Floods

1968 : Devastating floods and landslides caused through torrential rain is now believed to have claimed the lives of over 1000 in the Sub-Himalayan Region, and now the threat of major famine through the loss of crops has been made worse because there is no safe drinking water in some towns including Darjeeling, many hundreds of thousands of refugees are now looking for help and assistance.

7 Oct, 1982 Musical "Cats" Opens On Broadway

1982 : Following it's success in London (1981), the musical "Cats" opens at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway with Betty Buckley as Grizabella. The show runs for a total of 7,485 performances in New York ending it's run on September 10th 2000.

7 Oct, 1985 England Tottenham Riots

October 7th, 1985 : Roving bands of youths continue to riot in areas of London including Peckham, Tottenham and Brixton setting shops and businesses on fire and overturning cars, they are now armed with Machetes and shotguns. One policeman was killed last night and police will now be issued with rubber bullets and tear gas to quell the rioters.

My D DAY Landing Memories from World War II U.S.A.

Memory Posted By: Harper

I was shipped across to England on The Queen Elizabeth and landed in Grenock in Scotland in December 1943 , and from there we were taken to Plymouth , In the last few days of May we were then sent to a tent city where there were thousands of squad tents close to a large bomber field so we could see and hear the bombers landing and taking off , We also saw the german bombers flying over every night and hear and see the bombs landing and exploding in the distance and watch the huge spotlights criss crossing the sky trying to pick them out and train thier ant aircraft fire on them, occasionally we would see a german bomber hit and in flames .

During our time there we were shown where we would be landing on section of the coast called Omaha Beach and issued with blocks of TNT grenades food rations and a semi-automatic carbine rifles, We were all also issued with ammunition and by the time all we had all our gear it weighed in about 75LBs .

On the 4th June we were taken to Southampton to board a ship, we were on the boat for couple of days as the invasion was delayed for 24hrs due to bad weather and we sailed on the 6th June.

We had practised landings from the ship on beaches in England so we all knew the drill but I was not prepared for the noise as we were launching rockets towards the beach , battleships were firing salvos at the beach in a constant stream , we were loaded onto our LCVP ( small landing craft ) with about 30 of us in each one , it was pretty rough waves and we were being tossed about a lot before we landed and bullets were coming from everywhere.

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7 Oct, 2000 England Wembley Stadium

2000 : England play their last match at the old Wembley stadium before it is due to be demolished to make way for the new Wembley Stadium. The match is between old rivals England and West Germany which Germany win 1-0.

7 Oct, 2001 Afghanistan US Attacks Taliban

2001 : Following the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon a U.S.-led coalition begins attacks on Taliban-controlled Afghanistan with an intense bombing campaign by American and British forces hoping to locate and destroy the terrorist Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda organization.

7 Oct, 2001 Barry Bonds Record Breaking 73 Home-Runs

2001 : Barry Bonds hits his final home run of the season creating a new record breaking 73 home runs in one season against Dennis Springer of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

7 Oct, 2003 U.S.A. Gov. Gray Davis

October 7th, 2003 : The Governor of California Gray Davis becomes the second governor to be recalled (mismanagement of the state budget) in American history first was (North Dakota's Lynn J. Frazier 1921). On November 17 after the recall election Republican Arnold A. Schwarzenegger is elected.

7 Oct, 2006 Anna Politkovskaya Found Dead

2006 : Respected Russian journalist and human rights activist, Anna Politkovskaya, was found dead after being shot in an elevator in her apartment complex in Moscow. The journalist was known for exposing human rights abuses by the Russian military in Chechnya.

7 Oct, 2007 Cuba Train Crash

2007 : Some twenty-eight people died after a train and a bus crashed in Cuba. Over seventy people were also injured in the incident.

7 Oct, 2008 US Presidential Hopefuls Debate

2008 : Barack Obama and John McCain have a town hall-style debate dominated by the financial crisis and foreign policy. Currently Barack Obama is believed to be ahead in the polls by up to 8 points.

7 Oct, 2011 Netherlands Reclassifies Strong Cannabis as Hard Drug

October 7th, 2011 : The Dutch government began the process to reclassify strong cannabis into the hard drugs category. The change would mean that coffee shops that sell the drug would no longer be able to sell cannabis with more than 15% THC, the active chemical in the drug.

7 Oct, 2011 Occupy Wall Street Protests

2011 : The Occupy Wall Street Protests which begun in New York on September 17th at New York City's Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district spreads to other US cities and other cities around the World including London, England.

7 Oct, 2012 Iraq Iraq Executes Eleven People

October 7th, 2012 : Iraq executed eleven people bringing the yearly total of executions in the country to 113. Human rights groups and nations with moratoriums on the death penalty decried the executions.

7 Oct, 2013 Maldives Election Result Annulled

2013 : The Supreme Court in the Maldives has annulled the results of the country's first round presidential election. The court called for a new election on October 20. The ruling was made after electoral fraud allegations.

Born This Day In History October 7

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Simon Cowell

Born: 7th October 1959 Brighton, East Sussex

Known For : An English television personality best known as a judge on such TV shows as Pop Idol and American Idol, who can be extremely cutting some say even down right nasty with his comments for contestants on the shows.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Steve Miller

Born: 7th October 1957 Nottingham, England

Known For : British woman ice dancer who won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics with partner Christopher Dean in Ice Dancing.

From 1960s Electrical goods and appliances Page

1960 Sun Burst Clock 1960 Sun Burst Clock
Price: $27.50
Description Dramatically elegant sunburst. Gleaming faceted brass spears radiate from contrasting black banded dial with diamond shaped markers and sweeping contoured brass hands. Clock has a twenty-seven in diameter over-all. Can be placed anywhere and operates on standard flashlight batteries.