October 7 in history

October 7 events chronologically

1477 Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year
1513 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians
1542 Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off of the California coast
1571 The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) annihilates the Turkish fleet
1582 Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain
1691 The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued
1763 King George III of the United Kingdom issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements

Top 7 most famous people born on October 7

1885 Niels Bohr a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research
1900 Heinrich Himmler Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel , a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party of Nazi Germany. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler later appointed him Commander of the Replacement Army and General Plenipotentiary for the administration of the entire Third Reich. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the persons most directly responsible for the Holocaust
1931 Desmond Tutu a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.
1952 Vladimir Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. During his last term as Prime Minister, he was also the Chairman of United Russia, the ruling party
1967 Toni Braxton an American R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist. Rising to fame in the beginning of the 1990s, Braxton quickly established herself as an R&B icon and became one of the best-selling female artists of the 1990s decade, garnering her honorific titles such as the "Queen of R&B" and being recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation
1976 Gilberto Silva a Brazilian footballer who last played for Atlético Mineiro as a midfielder or defender.
1982 Jermain Defoe an English footballer who plays as a striker for Toronto FC of Major League Soccer and the England national football team.

Top 7 most famous people died on October 7

336 Pope Mark Pope from 18 January to 7 October 336.
1708 Guru Gobind Singh the last of the ten Sikh Gurus. He was a warrior, poet and philosopher. He succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the leader of Sikhs at the young age of nine. He contributed much to Sikhism; notable was his contribution to the continual formalisation of the faith which the first Guru Guru Nanak had founded, as a religion, in the 15th century; and his promotion of the covering of one's hair with a turban. Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the living Sikh Gurus, initiated the Sikh Khalsa in 1699, passing the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Eleventh and Eternal Sikh Guru, the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred Book of the Sikhs
1849 Edgar Allan Poe an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career
1894 Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. He was also an important medical reformer
1959 Mario Lanza an American tenor, actor, and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s.
2006 Anna Politkovskaya a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist known for her opposition to the Second Chechen War and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
2013 Ovadia Yosef a Talmudic scholar, an authority on Jewish religious law , and the longtime spiritual leader of Israel's ultra-orthodox Shas party. Born in Iraq, he was the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1973 to 1983. Yosef's responsa were highly regarded within Haredi circles, particularly among Mizrahi communities, among whom he was regarded as "the most important living halakhic authority."