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Calendar for October 7th, 2013

Born 1745: Henry Rutgers (patriot)

Born 1746: William Billings (composer)

Born 1849: James Whitcomb Riley (poet)

Died 1849: Edgar Allan Poe (author)

1868: Cornell University welcomed its first students

Born 1885: Niels Bohr (physicist)

Died 1894: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (writer)

Born 1905: Andy Devine (actor)

Born 1911: Vaughn Monroe (singer & bandleader)

1916: Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University in football 222-0

Born 1916: Walt Whitman Rostow (government official)

Born 1917: June Allyson (actress)

Died 1925: Christy Mathewson (baseball player)

Born 1931: Desmond Mpilo Tutu (South African archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner)

Born 1934: Leroi Jones (poet)

1940: German troops invaded Romania

1950: Frank Sinatra's first TV show debuted

Born 1951: John Mellencamp (singer)

Born 1955: Yo-Yo Ma (cellist)

Born 1957: Jayne Torvill (figure skater, Olympic gold medalist; partner was Christopher Dean)

Died 1959: Mario Lanza (singer)

Born 1959: Simon Cowell (American Idol judge)

1959: First photos taken of the dark side of the Moon, by Luna 3

1963: President John F. Kennedy signed nuclear test ban treaty between United States, Britain, and Soviet Union

Born 1976: Rachel McAdams (actress)

Born 1979: Aaron & Shawn Ashmore (actors)

1982: Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats opened on Broadway

1985: Lynette Woodard selected as the first woman to play with the Harlem Globetrotters

1986: The rose was chosen to be national floral emblem of the U.S. Resolution signed on this day by President Reagan. U.S. Code Title 36, Chapter 3, Section 303

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