2007 in History – What happened in year 2007

In history, year 2007 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 2007.

Know what happened in 2007:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 AprilTexas law enforcement authorities raided the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' YFZ Ranch, eventually removing 533 women and children from the premises.
04 January Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, becoming the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Government.
04 September Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda werearrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both FrankfurtAirport and Ramstein Air Base.
07 July Pope Benedict XVI issued the Apostolic Letter SummorumPontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Latin Mass.
07 November A Finnish high school student shot and killed eight people atJokela High School in Tuusula before committing suicide.
08 JuneA major storm in New South Wales, Australia, beached the bulkcarrier ship MV Pasha Bulker.
11 March Georgian authorities accused Russia of orchestrating a helicopter attack in the Kodori Valley of the breakaway territory of Abkhazia.
13 November An explosion hit the Batasang Pambansa complex in Quezon City,the Philippines, killing Congressman Wahab Akbar and at least fourothers.
16 AprilIn one of the deadliest shooting incidents in United States history, a gunman killed 32 people and wounded over 20 more before committing suicide at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia .
16 July A magnitude 6.6 MW earthquake struck Niigata Prefecture,Japan, causing a leak of radioactive gases from the Kashiwazaki-KariwaNuclear Power Plant.
18 OctoberA suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Prime Ministerof Pakistan Benazir Bhutto in Karachi caused at least 139 deaths and 450injuries.
20 DecemberPablo Picasso's Portrait of Suzanne Bloch was stolen from theSão Paulo Museum of Art.
20 January A three-man team, using only skis and kites, completed a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958, and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.
21 July Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in thepopular Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, was released to recordsales of 15 million copies in its first 24 hours, making it the fastest-selling book in history.
23 AugustThe skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich ofRussia, and his sister Anastasia were found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
23 March Iranian military personnel seized 15 British Royal Navy personnel from HMS Cornwall, claiming that the British ship sailed into Iran's territorial waters.
24 OctoberChang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar ExplorationProgram, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
26 July After widespread controversy throughout Wales, Shambo, a blackFriesian bull that had been adopted by the local Hindu community, wasslaughtered due to concerns about bovine tuberculosis.
27 DecemberFormer Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto wasassassinated while she was leaving a political rally of Pakistan PeoplesParty supporters at Liaquat National Bagh in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
30 November Swami Rambhadracharya, a Hindu religious leader, released thefirst Braille version of the Bhagavad Gita scripture.
02 NovemberIn Tbilisi, Georgia, 50,000–100,000 people demonstratedagainst the allegedly corrupt government of president MikheilSaakashvili.
10 NovemberAt the Ibero-American Summit in Santiago, Chile, King JuanCarlos I of Spain asked President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez 'Why don'tyou shut up?' after Chávez repeatedly interrupted a speech by SpanishPrime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
29 NovemberPhilippine soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes, on trialfor the 2003 Oakwood mutiny, staged a mutiny and temporarily seized aconference room in The Peninsula Manila hotel.
24 OctoberChang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar ExplorationProgram, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
10 SeptemberNawaz Sharif, the current Prime Minister of Pakistan, returnedto the country after being ousted in a coup and exiled eight yearsearlier.
03 AugustFormer Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police RaúlIturriaga was captured after having been on the run following aconviction for kidnapping.
28 AugustSix nuclear warheads were alleged to have been mistakenlyloaded onto a United States Air Force heavy bomber that flew from MinotAir Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
12 JulyTwo US Army AH-64 Apache helicopters conducted a series of air-to-ground attacks in Baghdad; classified cockpit gunsight footage wasreleased to the Internet in 2010.
08 JuneA major storm in New South Wales, Australia, beached the bulkcarrier ship MV Pasha Bulker.
13 JuneFormer Iraqi government official Haitham al-Badri orchestrateda second bombing of the al-Askari Mosque, one of the holiest sites inShia Islam.

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