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 This day in History - October 7
366 Historic Events for October 7
1737

40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft and kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)

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1746

William Billings, Boston Mass, hymn composer (Rose of Sharon)

Birth
1748

Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18)

Birth
1758

Paul Anton Wineberger, composer

Birth
1763

George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement

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1765

Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY

Event
1766

Andre Cheron, composer, dies at 71

Death
1774

Ferdinando Orlandi, composer

Birth
1777

Simon Fraser, English general, dies in battle

Death
1777

Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle of Saratoga and Battle of Bemis Hts

Event
1780

Patrick Ferguson, English major in SC, dies in battle at 36

Death
1780

British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC

Event
1798

Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)

Birth
1800

Gabriel, slave revolt leader (Virginia), hanged

Death
1801

Adolf Muller, composer

Birth
1802

Bernhard Molique, composer

Birth
1802

Wilhelm Bernard Molique, composer

Birth
1806

Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood

Event
1811

August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist, dies at 68

Death
1816

1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans

Event
1817

Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

Birth
1821

William Sill, with The Underground Railroad

Birth
1821

Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1879

Birth
1826

Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations

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1826

William Brimage Bate, US Confederate brig-gen/(Gov-D-Tenn, 1882-86)

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