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Births on this Day
  • 1801-10-07 - Adolf Muller: Composer
  • 1802-10-07 - Bernhard Molique: Composer
  • 1817-10-07 - Bushrod Rust Johnson: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
  • 1821-10-07 - Richard Heron Anderson: Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
  • 1821-10-07 - William Sill: With The Underground Railroad
  • 1826-10-07 - William Brimage Bate: US Confederate Brigadier General / (Gov-D-Tenn, 1882-86)
  • 1835-10-07 - Felix Draeseke: Composer

Deaths on this Day
  • 1777-10-07 - Simon Fraser: English General, dies in battle
  • 1780-10-07 - Patrick Ferguson: English major in SC, dies in battle at 36
  • 1800-10-07 - Gabriel: Slave revolt leader (Virginia), hanged
  • 1811-10-07 - August R van Hekeren van Suideras: Dutch orangist, dies at 68
  • 1849-10-07 - Edgar Allen Poe: Poet (Raven), dies in Baltimore at 40
  • 1864-10-07 - Alexander Gardiner: US Union Brigadier General, dies in battle
  • 1864-10-07 - John Gregg: US judge / Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 36

Events on this Day
  • 1714-10-07 - People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar Neth
  • 1737-10-07 - 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)
  • 1763-10-07 - George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement
  • 1765-10-07 - Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York
  • 1777-10-07 - Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Bemis Hts
  • 1780-10-07 - British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, South Carolina
  • 1806-10-07 - Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood

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