1582 – The 7th day of October was skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar.
1849 – Edgar Allan Poe died on the 7th October 1849, and still remains a disputed mystery.
1879 –The Dual Alliance between Germany and Austria-Hungary was signed when the Twofold Covenant was created on the 7th October 1879.
1900 – Heinrich Himmler the German Nazi official was born on the 7th October 1900 (died 1945).
1951 – John Mellencamp the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 7th October 1951.
1959 – Simon Cowell the English businessman, producer and creator of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent was born on the 7th October 1959.
1959 – Luna 3 the U.S.S.R. probe transmitted the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon on the 7th October 1959.
1961 – Brian Mannix the Australian singer from the Uncanny X-Men was born on the 7th October 1961.
1967 – Toni Braxton the American singer-songwriter was born on the 7th October 1967.
1975 – Damian Kulash the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from OK Go was born on the 7th October 1975.
1975 – Tim Minchin the English-Australian comedian, actor, and singer was born on the 7th October 1975.
Today in History for October 7th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…