On This Day: October 07th
This is 280th day of the year and 85 days remain in the year.
The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England.
Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.
The Republic of East Germany was formed.
The Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from "G" for general audiences to "X" for adults only.
The Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestinian gunmen in the Mediterranean.
Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, robbed, and left tied to a fence. He died five days later.
October 07 BirthdaysDesmond Tutu1931—, South African religious leader.
Vladimir Putinpolitical figure
Elijah Muhammadblack nationalist leader
James Whitcomb Rileypoet
Niels Bohratomic physicist