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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patriots-prevail-in-carolinas


Automotive
1960 : CBS broadcasts the premiere episode of "Route 66"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cbs-broadcasts-the-premiere-episode-of-route-66


Civil War
1864 : North and South clash at the Battle of Darbytown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-darbytown-road-johnsons-farm


Cold War
1960 : Kennedy and Nixon debate Cold War foreign policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-and-nixon-debate-cold-war-foreign-policy


Crime
1985 : Palestinian terrorists hijack an Italian cruise ship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/palestinian-terrorists-hijack-an-italian-cruise-ship


Disaster
1871 : Massive fire burns in Wisconsin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massive-fire-burns-in-wisconsin


General Interest
1780 : Battle of King's Mountain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-kings-mountain

1913 : Moving Assembly Line at Ford
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/moving-assembly-line-at-ford

1949 : East Germany created
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/east-germany-created

2001 : U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-led-attack-on-afghanistan-begins


Hollywood
1983 : Connery plays Bond in Never Say Never Again
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/connery-plays-bond-in-never-say-never-again


Literary
1955 : Ginsberg reads "Howl" for the first time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ginsberg-reads-howl-for-the-first-time


Music
1975 : A New York judge reverses John Lennon's deportation order
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-new-york-judge-reverses-john-lennon39s-deportation-order


Old West
1816 : First double-decked steamboat, the Washington, arrives in New Orleans
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-double-decked-steamboat-the-washington-arrives-in-new-orleans


Presidential
2001 : President Bush announces military action in Afghanistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-bush-announces-military-action-in-afghanistan


Sports
1984 : Walter Payton sets a record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/walter-payton-sets-a-record


Vietnam War
1969 : Wheeler announces progress in the Vietnamization effort
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wheeler-announces-progress-in-the-vietnamization-effort

1970 : Nixon announces a new peace proposal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-a-new-peace-proposal


World War I
1914 : Antwerp under siege
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antwerp-under-siege


World War II
1940 : German troops enter Romania
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-troops-enter-romania

1943 : Japanese execute nearly 100 American prisoners on Wake Island
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-execute-nearly-100-american-prisoners-on-wake-island
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