11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 7th October

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1931 - Desmond Tutu was born

2. 1950 - The Frank Sinatra Show debuted

3. 1959 - The Pavilion at the end of the world's longest pleasure pier at Southend on Sea, England, is gutted by the fire and three hundred people are rescued by sea

4. 1959 - Simon Cowell was born

5. 1963 - President Kennedy signed a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union

6. 1968 - Devastating floods and landslides caused through torrential rain claimed the lives of over 1000 in the Sub Himalayan Region

7. 1977 - Ninety sets of Swedish identical twins travel to the UK port of Felixstowe for a brief shopping trip

8. 1985 - Four heavily armed Palestinian terrorists hijack an Italian cruise ship, The Achille Lauro, off the coast of Egypt

9. 2000 - England play their last match at the old Wembley stadium 

10. 2001 - The United States launches its military offensive against al-Qaeda and the Taleban in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks

11. 2006 - Respected Russian journalist and human rights activist, Anna Politkovskaya, was found dead after being shot in an elevator in her apartment complex in Moscow

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