October 7: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1542 - Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
- 1826 - The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
- 1868 - Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
- 1916 - Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
- 1959 - U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
- Famous Birthdays: John Marston (English writer), Maurice Grevisse (Belgian grammarian), John Hopcroft (American computer scientist), Yo-Yo Ma (French-born American cellist), Toni Braxton (American singer)
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