Historical Events on 7th November

  • 680 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
  • 921 Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other
  • 1492 The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

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1512 Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • 1519 University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther
  • 1558 French King Henri II occupies Calais
  • 1631 Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
  • 1637 Anne Hutchinson tried in Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic

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1651 King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1659 Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV
  • 1665 1st edition of "London Gazette"
  • 1667 Jean Racines "Andromaque," premieres in Paris
  • 1722 Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London
  • 1733 France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)
  • 1747 Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
  • 1775 Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
  • 1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
  • 1794 French troops conquer Nijmegen
  • 1805 Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean

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1811 Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • 1814 1st sitting of States-general in Hague

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1820 James Monroe re-elected US president

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • 1824 St Petersburg floods to 4.20m, city's greatest flood
  • 1831 State of Gran Colombia disbands
  • 1837 In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.

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1848 General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 1861 Battle of Belmont, MO
  • 1861 Battle of Port Royal Bay - Union forces capture Fort Walker and Fort Beauregard during US Civil War,
  • 1863 Battle of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, VA
  • 1864 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes
  • 1872 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.

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1873 Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald

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1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1875 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa
  • 1876 Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale)
  • 1876 Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College

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1876 Pres Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
  • 1893 US State Colorado accepts female suffrage
  • 1900 Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

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1900 In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • 1901 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • 1907 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
  • 1907 Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
  • 1907 Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
  • 1908 Dutch capture Venezuelan navy
  • 1909 Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
  • 1910 The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

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1912 The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

  • 1914 Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
  • 1914 The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
  • 1914 The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
  • 1916 Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns Tsar of uprising

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1916 Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin

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1916 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1917 British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks

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1917 [OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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1918 Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1918 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
  • 1918 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff" premieres in Petrograd
  • 1918 The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year
  • 1918 Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria
  • 1919 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
  • 1921 Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • 1921 The Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne
  • 1925 Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
  • 1929 NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building

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1931 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • 1932 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio

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1932 Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
  • 1933 Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
  • 1934 Arthur L Mitchell, becomes first black Democratic US congressman (Illnois)
  • 1935 23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Winnipegs defeats Hamilton Tigers, 18-12
  • 1936 Battle of Madrid begins
  • 1940 Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago
  • 1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash
  • 1941 British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied

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1942 First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942 Cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
  • 1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
  • 1944 FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
  • 1944 Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die
  • 1946 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • 1949 King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
  • 1950 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • 1950 French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • 1951 Constitution of Jordan passes
  • 1953 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 US spy plane shot down North of Japan
  • 1954 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
  • 1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
  • 1957 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1957 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1959 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)
  • 1959 16th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 22-14 in Baltimore
  • 1960 KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting
  • 1961 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

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1962 Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

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1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • 1963 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
  • 1963 NY Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP
  • 1963 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • 1964 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • 1964 18th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 27-22 in College Park
  • 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • 1966 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC
  • 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US
  • 1967 Carl B Stokes elected first black mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio

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1967 LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1967 Richard G Hatcher elected mayor of Gary, Indiana
  • 1967 St Louis Cards Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP
  • 1967 Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon
  • 1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1969 John & Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
  • 1970 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances
  • 1970 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
  • 1972 Pres Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
  • 1973 NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league
  • 1973 US & Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
  • 1974 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • 1975 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • 1975 8th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1976 "Gone With the Wind" televised
  • 1978 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
  • 1978 CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past
  • 1978 Marion Barry Jr. elected as Washington, D.C.'s first black mayor
  • 1979 Cub reliever Bruce Sutter wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1981 France performs nuclear test
  • 1982 "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin NYC after 69 performances
  • 1982 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1982 Turkey adopts constitution
  • 1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
  • 1983 Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
  • 1984 STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
  • 1985 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
  • 1987 Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
  • 1987 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
  • 1988 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • 1988 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
  • 1989 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
  • 1989 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • 1990 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • 1990 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
  • 1990 Cleve Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
  • 1990 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
  • 1991 "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1991 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC
  • 1991 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95

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1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1992 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 1992 4th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 54-7 in South Bend
  • 1993 Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
  • 1993 44th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 26 points
  • 1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM

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1995 Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1996 "3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • 1996 NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
  • 1996 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra

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1997 "Bean" directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean opens in US

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • 1998 10th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-26 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2000 Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
  • 2000 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

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2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.

US First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
US First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton
  • 2001 The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.
  • 2001 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins
  • 2002 Iran bans advertising of United States products.
  • 2004 War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 2007 Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 41st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

  • 2012 48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala
  • 2012 Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage
  • 2015 Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000)