Not only Putin’s 70 years, Politkovskaya died sixteen years ago

The main facts, the illustrious births and deaths of 7 October

Today, October 7Vladimir Putin turns 70. But it is not just the birthday of the person to whom the whole world, or almost, today looks with apprehension. For lovers of numbers, and anniversaries, here are some of the most significant facts and people related to October 7th.

The facts. Sixteen years ago, on 7 October 2006, the Russian journalist Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya was killed with three gunshots. Thirty-seven years ago, on October 7, 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. The hostages will be released two days later. Seventy-two years ago, on 7 October 1950, after invading the Tibetan provinces of Kham and Amdo in 1949, the Chinese occupied the province of U-Tsang, which would later become the Autonomous Region of Tibet. On the same day US and allied forces invade North Korea crossing the 38th parallel north. On 7 October 1913 Henry Ford introduces the assembly line. The first car produced on the assembly line is the Ford Model T.

Who is born. On October 7, in addition to Putin, other illustrious personalities are born. Lapo Elkann was born in 1977. On October 7, 1949, the former secretary of the DS Piero Fassino was born. In 1931, Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican archbishop, Nobel laureate, was born. In 1925 the patron of Esselunga, Bernardo Caprotti, was born.

Who dies. Not only birthdays but also illustrious deaths. Said of Anna Politkovskaja, in 2006, the singer-songwriter Pierangelo Bertoli died on 7 October 2002 and the writer Natalia Ginzburg died on 7 October 1991. Going much further back in history, we come to another significant date, the death of Edgar Allan Poe on 7 October 1849.