On This Day

What Happened on November 7

Important 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 is inconclusive; the result, in Bush's favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court
  • 2020 Former Vice-President Joe Biden declared the winner of the US Presidential race, four days after the US election, defeating sitting President Donald Trump
More Historical Events

Nov 7 in Film & TV

  • 1932 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio

Nov 7 in Music

  • 1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

Nov 7 in Sport

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

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