Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 7

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This is a list of selected October 7 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Feast day of St. Osyth needs more footnotes
1571 – A Western Christian coalition inflicted a significant defeat upon the Ottoman Navy near the Gulf of Corinth in the Battle of Lepanto, the first major Ottoman loss to European powers. lots of CN tags
1691 – The North American crown colony Province of Massachusetts Bay received its royal charter from King William and Queen Mary. unreferenced section
1849 – American writer Edgar Allan Poe died under mysterious circumstances at Washington Medical College four days after being found on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, in a delirious and incoherent state. Poe is POTD for 2019
1912 – The Helsinki Stock Exchange, located in Helsinki, Finland, saw its first transaction. refimprove
1919KLM, the Dutch flag carrier and the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name, was founded. refimprove section
1933 – Five French airline companies merged to form Air France. refimprove section, date not cited
1949East Berlin and the Soviet zone of Occupied Germany became the German Democratic Republic. refimprove sections
1958 – Attempting to control the political instability in Pakistan, President Iskander Mirza suspended the 1956 constitution, imposed martial law, and dissolved the National Assembly. unreferenced section
1959 – Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 captured the first photographs of the far side of the Moon. refimprove
1976Hua Guofeng succeeded Mao Zedong as Chairman of the Communist Party of China. refimprove sections
1985 – The Mediterranean ocean liner MS Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestine Liberation Front terrorists while sailing from Alexandria to Port Said within Egypt. refimprove
1993 – The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood came to an end after 103 days, as the Mississippi River at St. Louis finally dropped below flood stage. refimprove section
2001War on Terrorism: The War in Afghanistan began with an aerial bombing campaign targeting Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces. multiple issues
2003 – Californians voted to recall Governor Gray Davis from office and elected Arnold Schwarzenegger from a list of 135 candidates. refimprove section
Charles the Simple (d. 929) mostly unreferenced



October 7

Model T production at the Highland Park Ford Plant
Model T production at the Highland Park Ford Plant

Stanisław Żółkiewski (d. 1620) · Harold Geiger (b. 1884) · Charlotte Perrelli (b. 1974)

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