OCTOBER 7 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

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).

1951John Mellencamp the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born in Seymour, Indiana, on the 7th October 1951. “Hurts So Good” 1982 John Mellencamp music video

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…  

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