Important Events (from1901 to 2015)

October 07, 2015

October 7
• 1912 – The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
• 1916 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222–0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
• 1918 – The Regency Council of the Kingdom of Poland declares independence from the German Empire and forms the Republic of Poland.
• 1919 – KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
• 1924 – Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
• 1929 – Photios II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
• 1933 – Air France is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of 5 French airlines.
• 1940 – World War II: The McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
• 1942 – World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along theMatanikau River.
• 1944 – World War II: During an uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria.
• 1949 – The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
• 1950 – Mother Teresa build an order called Missionary of Charity
• 1955 – American poet Allen Ginsberg performs his poem Howl for the first time at the Six Gallery in San Francisco.
• 1958 – President of Pakistan Iskander Mirza, with the support of General Ayub Khan and the army, suspends the 1956 constitution, imposes martial law, and cancels the elections scheduled for January 1959.
• 1958 – The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
• 1959 – U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
• 1960 – Nigeria joins the United Nations.
• 1963 – John F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.
• 1971 – Oman joins the United Nations.
• 1976 – Hua Guofeng becomes Mao Zedong's successor as chairman of Communist Party of China, following the latter's death barely a month earlier.
• 1977 – The adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
• 1985 – The Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestine Liberation Front.
• 1985 – The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
• 1987 – Sikh nationalists declares the independence of Khalistan from India; it is not internationally recognized.
• 1988 – An Inupiat hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice in Barrow, Alaska, US; the situation becomes a multinational effort to free the whales.
• 1991 – Croatian War of Independence: Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb kills one civilian.
• 1993 – The flood of '93 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
• 1996 – The Fox News Channel begins broadcasting.
• 1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
• 2001 – The Global War on Terrorism begins as a result of the September 11 attacks. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan initiates with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
• 2003 – The governor of California, Gray Davis, is recalled in favor of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
• 2008 – asteroid 2008 TC3 impacts the Earth over