October 7th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts
October 7th History Highlights
October 7th is…
Forgiveness & Happiness Day
Inner Beauty Day
You Matter to Me Day
October 7th Birthday Quotes
“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”
“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”
“Work hard, be patient, and be a sponge while learning your business. Learn how to take criticism. Follow your gut instincts and don’t compromise.”
“I always wanted to be a movie star. I thought it meant being famous and having breakfast in bed. I didn’t know you had to be up at 4:00 a.m.”
“Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.”
October 7th Birthdays
1728 – Caesar Rodney, American soldier, and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware (died in 1784)
1885 – Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1962)
1897 – Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (died in 1975)
1917 – June Allyson, American actress (died in 2006)
1927 – Al Martino, American singer (died in 2009)
1931 – Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1942 – Joy Behar, American talk show host, and television personality
1943 – Oliver North, American colonel, journalist, and author
1951 – John ‘Cougar’ Mellencamp, American singer-songwriter
1955 – Yo-Yo Ma, French-American cellist
1957 – Michael W. Smith, American singer-songwriter
1959 – Simon Cowell, English businessman and music producer
1967 – Toni Braxton, American singer-songwriter
1969 – Bobbie Brown, American model
October 7th History
3761 BC – Today was the first day of creation, according to the Jewish Talmudic Calendar.
1737 (Cyclone) India
1868 – Cornell University opened.
1919 – KLM, the Netherlands’ official airline, was founded.
1933 – Air France began with the merger of 5 smaller French airlines.
1950 – Mother Teresa opened the Missionary of Charity
1952 – WFIL in Philadelphia introduced Bandstand (later called American Bandstand)
1958 – The US manned space-flight project was renamed Project Mercury. It was originally called Project Astronaut.
1982 – Broadway Show – Cats (Musical) October 7, 1982
1985 – Palestine Liberation Front hijacked the Achille Lauro. The hijackers killed wheel-chair bound Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer, throwing him overboard after shooting him.
1989 – #1 Hit October 7, 1989 – November 3, 1989: Janet Jackson – Miss You Much
1996 – The Fox News Channel began broadcasting.
October 7, 2016 – The Swap aired on The Disney Channel
#1 Hit October 7, 2017 – October 27, 2017: Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
The first feature film created solely with Computer Generated Imagery (CGI or CG) was “Toy Story”, in 1995.
Every day, half of all the lawyers in the world are proven wrong.
The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth’s orbit around the sun.
There is a box in my kitchen that is constantly beaming wireless information 24/7 to every device in my house and sometimes I get mad at it when it slows down for 5 minutes.
The Capital of Kosovo is Pristina
People born blind use the same facial expressions as sighted people when expressing emotions, meaning that our facial expressions are innate and not learned behavior.
Wonder Woman was created by psychologist and inventor of the lie detector test, William Marston.
Biggest film of 1925: The Big Parade (Drama) earned ~ $11,000,000
Charlton Heston narrated for highly classified military and Department of Energy instructional films, particularly relating to nuclear weapons. For six years, he held the nation’s highest security clearance.
You can’t beat any record in the Guinness World Record Books that starts with “First”.
Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues # 7 – Sincerity.
Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
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