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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 7 - This Day in History

October 7: General Interest
2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California governor

On this day in 2003, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California, the most populous state in the nation with the world's fifth-largest economy. Despite his inexperience, Schwarzenegger came out on top in the 11-week campaign to replace Gray Davis, who had earlier become the first United States governor to be recalled by the people since 1921... read more

American Revolution
1780 : Patriots prevail in Carolinas

1960 : CBS broadcasts the premiere episode of "Route 66"

Civil War
1864 : North and South clash at the Battle of Darbytown

Cold War
1960 : Kennedy and Nixon debate Cold War foreign policy

1985 : Palestinian terrorists hijack an Italian cruise ship

1871 : Massive fire burns in Wisconsin

General Interest
1780 : Battle of King's Mountain

1913 : Moving Assembly Line at Ford

1949 : East Germany created

2001 : U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan begins

1983 : Connery plays Bond in Never Say Never Again

1955 : Ginsberg reads "Howl" for the first time

1975 : A New York judge reverses John Lennon's deportation order

Old West
1816 : First double-decked steamboat, the Washington, arrives in New Orleans

2001 : President Bush announces military action in Afghanistan

1984 : Walter Payton sets a record

Vietnam War
1969 : Wheeler announces progress in the Vietnamization effort

1970 : Nixon announces a new peace proposal

World War I
1914 : Antwerp under siege

World War II
1940 : German troops enter Romania

1943 : Japanese execute nearly 100 American prisoners on Wake Island
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