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On This Day - October 7, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1849 – Edgar Allan Poe, American author and poet, dies at 40 years old. 1985 – The Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestine Liberation Front. 2006 – Russian journalist and human rights activist, Anna Politkovskaya, is found dead after being shot in Moscow. 1959 – Simon Cowell, British businessman and producer, creator of The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, is born. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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