Every date has some significance in world history. In many exams like Civil Service Exam, questions on these historical events are asked. To keep a track of them, go through the Today in World History everyday and boost your daily doze of knowledge. Here are some remarkable events of History that took place on 07 Oct.

  • Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece in 1571.
  • A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India in 1737.
  • George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement in 1763.
  • KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, established (oldest existing airline) in 1919.
  • The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground in 2001. 
  • The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar) in 3761 BC.
  • Pope Saint Mark's death ends his reign as Catholic Pope leaving the papacy vacant in 336.

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