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This Day In History: Oct. 7

This Day in History

1765: The Stamp Act Congress begins in New York to protest the British Stamp Act.
1777: During the American Revolution, the Americans defeat General Burgoyne at Bemis Heights in the second battle of Saratoga.
1780: American militiamen defeat the British in the Battle of Kings Mountain, NC.
1944: The Dumbarton Oaks Conference ends in Washington, D.C., where representatives of the United States, Britain, China, and the Soviet Union have discussed the future United Nations.
1949: The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is established under Soviet auspices.
1958: Martial law is declared in Pakistan, and Gen. Muhammad Ayub Khan soon takes power.
1985: Palestinian hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro at sea as it approaches Port Said, Egypt.
2001: U.S. and British jets strike targets in Afghanistan in the first military response to the terrorist attacks of September 11.
2002: In a speech in Cincinnati, Pres. George W. Bush says that only Iraqi Pres. Saddam Hussein's removal from power can end the confrontation with Iraq .
2003: California voters recall Gov. Gray Davis (D) from office and replace him with action film star-turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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