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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 2007: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2007?


Events

  • 01 Oct 2007 Citigroup and UBS announce writedowns of US$9.3 billion of debt due to the credit crisis.
  • 02 Oct 2007 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
  • 03 Oct 2007 Hundreds of witnesses report seeing a flaming ball cross the skies of Minnesota, accompanied by a sonic boom, and a rain of debris.
  • 04 Oct 2007 United States Republican Party Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico announces that he will retire at the end of his current term due to a degenerative brain disease. (AP via Google News)
  • 05 Oct 2007 Merrill Lynch announces it would write off about US$5 billion in investments for the quarter, its largest trading loss ever.
  • 06 Oct 2007 A collision between a train and a bus kills at least 28 people and injures over 70 in Cuba's eastern Granma province. (CNN via AP)
  • 07 Oct 2007 War in Afghanistan: Sixteen militants fighting under wanted Uzbek warlord Tahir Yuldash are killed in eastern Afghanistan. (AP via Google)
  • 08 Oct 2007 U.S. athlete Marion Jones returns the five medals she won at the Sydney Olympics and accepts a two-year ban from the sport after admitting to her use of a prohibited substance. (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • 09 Oct 2007 SAB Miller and Molson Coors announce a joint venture, MillerCoors, to better compete with Anheuser-Busch in the US market.
  • 10 Oct 2007 The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives passes a resolution calling the Ottoman empire's slaughter of Armenians in 1915-23 genocide.
  • 11 Oct 2007 The Prime Minister of Australia John Howard proposes a constitutional referendum recognising indigenous Australians in the Australian constitution, if he is reelected. (BBC)
  • 12 Oct 2007 Oracle announces a hostile bid of US$6.7 billion for BEA company.
  • 13 Oct 2007 At least nine people die and 8 people go missing as a result of torrential rain in and around Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. (AFP)
  • 14 Oct 2007 Al-habileen/lahij: Four citizens are killed on the 44th anniversary of the revolution against British colonial rule in South Yemen.
  • 15 Oct 2007 Fox Television Stations Group launches a new business television cable channel in the USA.
  • 16 Oct 2007 Irish writer Anne Enright wins the 2007 Man Booker Prize for her novel ''The Gathering''. (BBC News)
  • 17 Oct 2007 French public transport workers hold a 24-hour strike protesting at changes to pensions. (BBC via ABC News Australia)
  • 18 Oct 2007 Karachi bombings: A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto kills 139 and wounds 450 more. Bhutto herself is not injured.
  • 19 Oct 2007 Philippines. A bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati. The blast killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.
  • 20 Oct 2007 Jungle (open) primary election are held for governor and the legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana.
  • 21 Oct 2007 Tokelauan ex-pats in Samoa go to the polls for the Tokelauan self-determination referendum. (Radio New Zealand)
  • 22 Oct 2007 Mexico and the USA agree on a plan for the US to pay US$1.4 billion in aid over three years for Mexico to fight drug traffickers.
  • 23 Oct 2007 The Space Shuttle Discovery is successfully launched on mission STS-120.
  • 24 Oct 2007 Merrill Lynch publishes its third quarter financial results, including a US$8.4 billion write-down resulting from bad mortgage loans. This is the company's first quarterly loss in six years.
  • 25 Oct 2007 Supporters of a U.S. congressional resolution condemning the Armenian genocide drop calls for a vote. (CNN)
  • 26 Oct 2007 An explosion shakes the Mexican consulate in New York City. The explosion was caused by two thrown hand grenades aided by additional explosive material. 7 injuries were reported, with several windows blown out and debris entering the building. (WCBS)
  • 27 Oct 2007 War in Afghanistan:
  • 28 Oct 2007 The Boston Red Sox win the 2007 World Series in a four-game sweep against the Colorado Rockies.
  • 29 Oct 2007 The strain of HIV most common in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and much of South America is traced back to Haiti in 1969. (BBC)
  • 30 Oct 2007 An International Space Station solar wing relocated by the crew of STS-120 is torn during deployment. (spaceflightnow.com)
  • 31 Oct 2007 The United States Federal Reserve reduces short-term interest rates to 4.5 per cent, the second cut in three months. (NYT)

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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Country: United States of America

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Country: United States of America

Limelight

Limelight

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Country: United States of America

Books

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Cross by James Patterson

Cross

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ALSO PUBLISHED AS ALEX CROSSAlex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him.

Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

Mine Till Midnight

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When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the

Shoot Him If He Runs by Stuart Woods

Shoot Him If He Runs

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Stone Barrington and Holly Barker pursue a master spy and murderer in a tropical paradise that’s getting hotter by the minute…Teddy Fay, the rogue agent last seen escaping from an imploding

Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber

Where Angels Go

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Christmas is a time for angel.Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are back! These three irresistible angels love their assignments on Earth. They especially love helping people who send prayer requests to Heaven

Dark Possession by Christine Feehan

Dark Possession

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THE NEW REASON WHY CHRISTINE FEEHAN IS “THE QUEEN OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE” (USA Today).Vampire Manolito De La Cruz has caught the scent of his destined lifemate in MaryAnn Delaney, an all-too-human