Events in History on November 7

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

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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 The Treaty of the Pyrenees signed by representatives of French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV
  • 1665 1st edition of "London Gazette"
  • 1667 Jean Racine's "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
  • 1794 French troops conquer Nijmegen
  • 1805 Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1848 General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor

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1861 Battle of Belmont, Missouri, first combat for Ulysses S. Grant in US Civil War

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1861 Battle of Port Royal Bay - Union forces capture Fort Walker and Fort Beauregard during US Civil War,
  • 1863 Battles of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, Virginia
  • 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
  • 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 President Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden claim presidential victory as 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.
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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 Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet 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 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 Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1944 US President FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey (R)
  • 1944 Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die
  • 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
  • 1954 US spy plane shot down North of Japan
  • 1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
  • 1957 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1961 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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
  • 1963 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • 1966 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC
  • 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
  • 1970 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
  • 1972 US President Richard 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
  • 1975 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • 1976 "Gone With the Wind" televised
  • 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 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
  • 1988 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
  • 1989 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • 1990 Cleve Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
  • 1990 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
  • 1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2000 Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming first US First Lady to win public office and while still the First Lady

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2001 The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.
  • 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.
  • 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)