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It happened on a… October 7

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It happened on a… October 7

2012

Sébastien Loeb wins the World Rally Championship for the ninth consecutive year.

2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California.

2001

Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record.

1996

Funeral held for former Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa, who died of cancer.

1981

The Egyptian parliament, after the assassination of Anwar Sadat, named Vice President Hosni Mubarak the next president of Egypt.

1959

Far side of Moon seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR’s Luna 3 space probe.

1950

The U.S.-led U.N. forces crossed the 38th parallel and entered North Korea.

1918

Epidemic of Spanish Influenza claims its first victim in Montreal; brought by returning veterans.

1825

Miramichi Fire – forest fire disaster in New Brunswick.

1806

Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgwood.

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