On This Day

On This Day in History for November 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1973 US & Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
  • 1975 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • 1978 CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past
  • 1978 Marion Barry Jr. elected as Washington, D.C.'s first African American 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
  • 1989 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • 1990 Cleveland 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore
  • 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

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 Margaret Atwood wins the Booker Prize for her novel "The Blind Assassin"

  • 2001 The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.
  • 2002 Iran bans advertising of products from the United States
  • 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)
  • 2017 Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency"
  • 2017 US Democrats dominate off-year elections; Ralph Northam wins Governor of Virginia, Philip Murphy Governor of New Jersey
  • 2017 Danica Roem becomes the first US transgender person to be elected to a state legislature in the US in North Virginia
  • 2018 Ex-marine opens fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, shooting 12, including a police officer, and himself

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2018 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
US Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
US Senator and Attorney General
Jeff Sessions
  • 2018 World's oldest figurative painting of a beast at least 40,000 years old identified in Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave, Indonesian Borneo
  • 2019 Humans 1st walked upright 12 million years ago (not 6 million as previously thought), according to study a new species of ape found in Bavaria, Germany, published in "Nature"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Queen Elizabeth II confirms she is no longer buying clothes made with real fur

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2019 Song lyrics have gotten sadder says researchers who studied 50 years of lyrics at University of Exeter, published in journal "Evolutionary Human Sciences"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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