What Happened on November 7

Significant Events

  • 1492 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact.
  • 1872 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later
  • 1917 [OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government.
  • 1931 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong
  • 2000 Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore which is eventually resolved in Bush's favor by the Supreme Court
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

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

On November 7, 1874

Would You Believe?

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas

On November 7, 2000

Famous Weddings

  • 1597 Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal
  • 1913 Comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in in Macon, Georgia
  • 1951 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)
  • 1957 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva
  • 1984 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Famous Divorces

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