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    • November 7, 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."

    • November 7, 1631 Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler

    • November 7, 1665 "The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published."

    • November 7, 1775 "Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army"

    • November 7, 1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

    • November 7, 1805 Lewis and Clark sighthte Pacific Ocean

    • November 7, 1811 "Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States."

    • November 7, 1837 "Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy murdered by mob at Alton, Ill"

    • November 7, 1837 "In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time."

    • November 7, 1865 "London Gazette, oldest surviving journal, is founded"

    • November 7, 1872 Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; found abandoned 4 weeks later

    • November 7, 1874 "A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party."

    • November 7, 1874 "The first cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast"

    • November 7, 1875 Verney Cameron is first European to cross equatorial Africa

    • November 7, 1885 "In Craigellachie, British Columbia, construction ends on the Canadian Pacific Railway railway extending across Canada."

    • November 7, 1885 "The last spike is driven in the first Canadian transcontinental main line at Craigellachie B.C. in the Eagle Pass. Van Horne makes his famous fifteen-word speech ""All I can say is that the work has been well done in every way""."

    • November 7, 1893 Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote.

    • November 7, 1900 "Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses."

    • November 7, 1900 Lt. Hampden Z.C. Cockburn (Royal Cdn. Dragoons) wins the Victoria Cross at Leliefontein South Africa

    • November 7, 1900 Lt. Richard E.W. Turner (Royal Cdn. Dragoons) wins the Victoria Cross at Leliefontein South Africa

    • November 7, 1900 Sgt. Edward J. G. Holland (Royal Cdn. Dragoons) wins the Victoria Cross at Leliefontein South Africa

    • November 7, 1907 Delta Sigma Pi was founded at New York University.

    • November 7, 1907 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico

    • November 7, 1910 "The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse."

    • November 7, 1912 "The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio."

    • November 7, 1914 The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.

    • November 7, 1916 Jeannette Rankin is the first women elected to the United States Congress.

    • November 7, 1916 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected President

    • November 7, 1917 British capture Gaza Palestine from the Turks

    • November 7, 1917 "Russian Revolution: In Petrograd, Russia, Bolshevik leaders Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky lead revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Russia was still using the Julian Calendar, subsequent period references show the date as October 25)."

    • November 7, 1918 Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

    • November 7, 1918 "The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year."

    • November 7, 1918 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed

    • November 7, 1921 "The Partito Nazionale Fascista (PNF), National Fascist Party, comes into existence."

    • November 7, 1928 Herbert Hoover wins the election for U.S. President.

    • November 7, 1931 The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

    • November 7, 1932 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio for the first time.

    • November 7, 1933 Fiorello H. LaGuardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

    • November 7, 1933 "Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports"

    • November 7, 1934 "Premiere of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Maryland, United States."

    • November 7, 1939 Germans begin expulsion of Jews from Western Poland.

    • November 7, 1940 "In Tacoma, Washington, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (""Galloping Gertie"") collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion."

    • November 7, 1940 "Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash"

    • November 7, 1941 "Holocaust: In Nemyriv, Ukraine, German fascists murder 2580 Jews."

    • November 7, 1941 "World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia was sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimeas hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking."

    • November 7, 1944 "A passenger train derails in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico from excessive speed when descending a hill. 16 people killed and 50 were injured."

    • November 7, 1944 "FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)"

    • November 7, 1951 Constitution of Jordan passed

    • November 7, 1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas

    • November 7, 1956 "Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt."

    • November 7, 1957 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

    • November 7, 1962 Richard Nixon quits politics-You won't have Nixon to kick around

    • November 7, 1963 "Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days."

    • November 7, 1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US

    • November 7, 1967 "Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city."

    • November 7, 1967 LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    • November 7, 1972 President Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)

    • November 7, 1973 NJ becomes first state to allow girls into the little league

    • November 7, 1973 "The U.S. Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval."

    • November 7, 1982 Liz Taylor's 7th divorce (John Warner)

    • November 7, 1983 1983 United States Senate bombing: a bomb explodes inside the U.S. Capitol Building.

    • November 7, 1983 "Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries"

    • November 7, 1985 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice

    • November 7, 1987 "In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali."

    • November 7, 1989 David Dinkins becomes the first African American mayor of New York City.

    • November 7, 1989 "Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States."

    • November 7, 1989 "East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests."

    • November 7, 1990 Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.

    • November 7, 1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus and retires from Lakers

    • November 7, 1994 "Intel tells the world of a ""Bug Problem"" in their Pentium chips"

    • November 7, 1996 "A Nigerian Boeing 727 crashes into a lagoon 40 miles southeast of Lagos, killing 143."

    • November 7, 1996 NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.

    • November 7, 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."

    • November 7, 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."

    • November 7, 2001 The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.

    • November 7, 2002 Iran bans advertising of United States products.

    • November 7, 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."

    • November 7, 2007 "Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people."

    • November 7, 2009 "11 people are confirmed dead after the crashing of a Russian military plane into the sea in the Tatar Strait, in the far east of Russia, yesterday."

    • November 7, 2009 A British tourist is shot dead by a masked gunman in the U.S. state of Texas.

    • November 7, 2009 A NATO airstrike kills 7 members of the Afghan security force in the western province of Badghis.

    • November 7, 2009 "Ashmolean Museum in Oxfordshire, the UK's oldest museum, reopens after renovations."

    • November 7, 2009 At least two workers are killed after a bridge under construction collapses in Andorra.

    • November 7, 2009 Caracas is put under widespread water rationing for the first time in several years.

    • November 7, 2009 Cuba removes peas and potatoes from its list of rationed foods but increases their prices.

    • November 7, 2009 "Ecuador rations its electricity, leading to some blackouts in areas, including the capital Quito."

    • November 7, 2009 Lebanon's political opposition agrees to join a unity government under Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri.

    • November 7, 2009 "Luigi Esposito, one of Italy's 30 most wanted men, is detained at a villa in Naples."

    • November 7, 2009 Rival factions in Madagascar agree to form a unity government to end the political crisis in the country. (Xinhua)

    • November 7, 2009 Saudi forces bomb a Houthi rebel stronghold in northern Yemen for a third day.

    • November 7, 2009 "Scientists in the South Island, New Zealand, discover the first dinosaur footprints in the country, thought to be 70 million years old."

    • November 7, 2009 "Thousands of people in Bermeo, Spain, demonstrate for the release of 36 Spanish fishermen being held by Somali pirates"

    • November 7, 2009 Two Australian researchers compile new details on the dead from a World War I battlefield in Fromelles.

    • November 7, 2009 "Venezuela deploys 15,000 soldiers to its border with Colombia."

    • November 7, 2009 "Voters in the Northern Mariana Islands go to the polls to elect the governor, legislature and local municipal offices."







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