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Daily Calendar for Thursday, October 7, 2021

Born

  • Henry Rutgers (patriot)
  • William Billings (composer)
  • James Whitcomb Riley (poet)
  • Niels Bohr (physicist)
  • Andy Devine (actor)
  • Vaughn Monroe (singer & bandleader)
  • Walt Whitman Rostow (government official)
  • June Allyson (actress)
  • Desmond Mpilo Tutu (South African archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner)
  • Leroi Jones (poet)
  • John Mellencamp (singer)
  • Yo-Yo Ma (cellist)
  • Jayne Torvill (figure skater, Olympic gold medalist; partner was Christopher Dean)
  • Simon Cowell (American Idol judge)
  • Rachel McAdams (actress)
  • Aaron & Shawn Ashmore (actors)

Died

  • Edgar Allan Poe (author)
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (writer)
  • Christy Mathewson (baseball player)
  • Mario Lanza (singer)

Events

  • Cornell University welcomed its first students
  • Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University in football 222-0
  • German troops invaded Romania
  • Frank Sinatra’s first TV show debuted
  • First photos taken of the dark side of the Moon, by Luna 3
  • President John F. Kennedy signed nuclear test ban treaty between United States, Britain, and Soviet Union
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats opened on Broadway
  • Lynette Woodard selected as the first woman to play with the Harlem Globetrotters
  • 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
  • Adrienne Clarkson became the 26th governor-general of Canada
  • A 12-year-old caught a 618-pound bluefin tuna in the Northumberland Strait of Canada

Weather

  • A hurricane caused shore damage and snow inland in New England
  • Hurricane Daisy produced heavy rains while moving to Canadian waters near Newfoundland. Tide damage occurred in eastern New England and Nova Scotia.
  • San Antonio, Texas, received 3.1 inches of rain in 6 hours

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