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October 7th, 3761EventThe epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).
October 7th, 2004EventKing Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.
October 7th, 2003EventGray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.
October 7th, 2002EventMaher Arar is deported by the US government to Syria, where he is tortured and held without charge for a year before being returned home to Canada.
October 7th, 2001EventThe U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
October 7th, 2000EventThe last ever competitive match at Wembley Stadium is a 1-0 defeat of England to Germany and the last goal was scored by Liverpool s Dietmar Hammann. The match was Tony Adams 60th at Wembley setting the record for most appearances at the stadium.
October 7th, 1998EventGay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
October 7th, 1993EventThe Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
October 7th, 1985EventThe "Achille Lauro" is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists.
October 7th, 1982EventCats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

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