Oct. 7 (UPI) — On this date in history:
In 1913, for the first time, Henry Ford’s entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line.
In 1916, Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
In 1949, less than five months after Britain, the United States and France established the Federal Republic of Germany in West Germany, the Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany) was proclaimed within the Soviet occupation zone.
In 1958, the U.S. manned space-flight project, originally called Project Astronaut, is officially approved, and renamed Project Mercury.
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In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signs the. Signed by the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the treaty was developed to slow the nuclear arms race and reduce the amount of nuclear fallout in the earth’s atmosphere.
In 1968, the U.S. movie industry adopted afor the first time: G (for general audiences), M (for mature audiences), R (no one under 16 admitted without an adult) and X (no one under 16 admitted).
In 1985,in Ponce, Puerto Rico, killed an estimated 500 people in the island’s worst disaster of the 20th century.
In 1985, Palestinianthe Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro after it left Alexandria, Egypt, killing one American.
In 1991, Slovenia and Croatia formally declared secession from Yugoslavia.
In 2000, Vojislav Kostunica was sworn in as Yugoslavia’s.
In 2003,and elected actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, as their new governor.
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In 2004, Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk.
In 2005, the International Atomic Energy Agency and its director general, Mohamed ElBaradei, were.
In 2009, a statue of blind and deaf 7-year-old Helen Keller at the moment she got a sense of language was. She is shown at a pump with water running into one hand while alphabet motions on her other hand (by teacher Anne Sullivan) spell “w-a-t-e-r.” Keller went on to become a world-famous speaker and author of a dozen books.
In 2010, the Nobel Peace Prizeto Liu Xiaobo, an opponent of the Chinese regime imprisoned for seeking democratic reforms.
In 2012, 14-year incumbent Hugo Chavez. Officials said voter turnout was 81 percent. Chavez died five months later.
In 2013,a day after at least 53 other people died in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi said in a televised address it was a “critical time” for Egypt and appealed to the people to “stand together, be optimistic about the future.”