November, on this day
3rd Council of Constantinople opens
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,
Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
1665 The London
Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded
as the Stoughton
& Clark 1st sight Pacific Ocean
of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison
- 9th President - a presidential slogan
1832 In the United States, Andrew
Jackson, nominated from the first Democratic Convention to be
held, defeats Henry Clay in the presidential elections
1837 Abolitionist Elijah
Lovejoy murdered by mob at Alton, Ill
of Belmont : In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General
Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat
when Confederate reinforcements arrive.
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.
Cameron is 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD in US college (Yale)
States presidential election, 1876 : Both President Rutherford
B Hayes and Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory
1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal
Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
García saves the entire town of Nacozari de Garcia, Sonora
by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometers away before
it can explode.
& Ladies of St Peter Claver organizes in Mobile Alabama
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 The German colony of Kiaochow
Bay and its centre at Tsingtao
are captured by Japanese forces.
Rankin (Mont-R-Rep) is the first woman elected to the United States
States presidential election, 1916 : Woodrow
Wilson (D) re-elected President
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).
Battle of Gaza ends: British forces capture Gaza
from the Ottoman
1918 The 1918
influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about
20% of the population) by the end of the year.
Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach
dynasty in the Kingdom
demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
1918 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
1921 The Partito
Nazionale Fascista (PNF), National Fascist Party, comes into existence.
1928 Noël Coward's musical "This
Year of Grace" premieres in London
1929 In New York City, the Museum
of Modern Art opens to the public.
1931 The Chinese
Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik
1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
L Mitchell, becomes 1st black Democratic congressman (Ill)
1935 Australian pilot Sir
Charles Kingsford-Smith is seen flying over Calcutta on a flight
from England but never seen again
Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses in a windstorm,
a mere four months after the bridge's completion
1941 Soviet hospital ship Armenia
was sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military
and staff of several Crimea’s hospitals. It is estimated that
over 5,000 people died in the sinking.
1941 In Nemyriv,
Ukraine, German fascists murder 2580 Jews.
1942 1st US President to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
States presidential election, 1944 : Franklin
D. Roosevelt (FDR) wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E
passenger train derails in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico from excessive
speed when descending a hill. 16 people were killed and 50 were injured.
1951 Constitution of Jordan passed
1955 In US, Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public
Crisis : The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution
calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw
their troops from Egypt
1957 The Gaither
Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
Nixon quits politics -announcing "You won't have Nixon to
Carl B Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland,
LBJ signs the Public
Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing Corporation
for Public Broadcasting
1967 US launches Surveyor
6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9
1967 British heavyweight champion Henry
Cooper beats challenger Billy Walker to becomes the only boxer
to win three Lonsdale Belts outright
1969 John and Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding
Album" in UK
1970 Race riots in Daytona Beach, Florida
States presidential election, 1972 : President Nixon
(R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
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.
1974 In Britain, the mysterious disappearance of Lord
Lucan following the murder of his children's nanny and a serious
assualt on his wife
With the Wind" televised
1982 Liz Taylor's 7th divorce (John
explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
1985 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
1987 In Tunisia, president Habib
Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine
El Abidine Ben Ali.
Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first
elected African American governor in the United States.
Dinkins becomes the first African American mayor of New York City.
1989 East German Prime Minister Willi
Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after
huge anti-government protests.
Robinson becomes the first woman President of the Irish Republic
Johnson announces he has HIV virus and retires from Lakers
the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, provided the world's first internet radio broadcast.
1996 NASA launches the Mars
1996 A Nigerian Boeing 727 crashes into a lagoon 40 miles southeast
of Lagos, killing 143.
1997 Despite him being instrumental in their overnight phenomenal
international success British group 'The
Spice Girls' sack their creator and manager Simon
Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first
former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although
actually she still was the First Lady.
States presidential election, 2000 : Controversial US presidential
election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court
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.
2001 The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde
resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.
2002 Iran bans advertising of United States products.
in Iraq : The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state
of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold
school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of
violence hits fresh peak
does not torture,' Bush says
Human flu pandemic inevitable
votes in crucial mid-term poll
plotter jailed for life
of the internet' named
applauded by US Congress
shooting at Finnish school
fighting in Sri Lanka north
school collapse in Haiti
strike' on Pakistan militants
rally against president
army plane crashes in sea
die in 'Nato air strike'
resists deal with pirates
holds first elections for 20 years
nuclear train protests
consecrates landmark church
occurred on November 7th:
994 Muhammad ibn
Hazm historian/jurist/writer of Islamic Spain
1096 Herbert R O'Connor Baltimore MD, (Sen-MD)/TV narrator (Crime
1598 Francisco de Zurbaran Spain, Baroque painter (baptized)
1832 Andrew Dickson White educator/1st President of Cornell
1856 Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878)
1867 Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie discovered radium (Nobel 1903,
1876 Culbert Olson Fillmore UT, (Gov-D-Cal)
1879 Leon Trotsky Russian Communist theorist, Bolshevik
1883 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux Newport News VA, TV preacher
1888 Sir Chandrasekhara Raman India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
19-- Gloria LeRoy Bucyrus Ohio, actress (Hot L Baltimore, Kaz)
19-- James Houghton Los Angeles CA, actor (Code R, Kenny-Knots Landing)
19-- Lila Kaye Middlesbrough England, actress (Mama Malone)
1900 Efrem Kurtz St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Houston Symphony
1902 Jesus Maria Sanrom Carolina PR, pianist (Boston Symphony)
1903 Dean Jagger Lima Ohio, actor (Albert Vane-Mr Novak, Elmer Gantry)
1903 Konrad Lorenz zoologist/ethologist/writer (Nobel 1973)
1913 Albert Camus Algeria, novelist/director (The Just-Nobel 1957)
1916 Joe Bushkin NYC, jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes)
1918 Billy Graham Charlotte NC, evangelist (Crusades)
1922 Al Hirt New Orleans LA, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the
1926 Joan Sutherland Sydney Australia, operatic soprano (Met Opera)
1930 Rudy Boschwitz (Sen-R-MN)
1936 Barry Newman Boston MA, actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli)
1936 Gwyneth Jones Pontnewyndd Wales, soprano (Die Walkyre)
1938 Dee Clark Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
1938 James Katt pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
1942 Johnny Rivers singer (Secret Agent Man)
1943 Joni Mitchell Alberta Canada, singer (Clouds)
1943 Judith Frost British Columbia
1944 Jim Watkins Philadelphia PA, actor (Jerry-Magician)
1944 Joe Niekro baseball knuckler (NY Yankees)
1949 Judy Tenuda comedienne (Spotlight Cafe)
1951 Nick Guilder singer (Hot Child in the City)
1957 Dr Jonathan Palmer formula-1 racer
1957 Kathy McMillan long jumper (1976 Olympics silver)
1961 Mintcho Pachov Bulgaria, 67.5kg weightlifter (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1963 Todd McKee actor (Ted-Santa Barbara, Bold & Beautiful)
1964 Dana Plato Maywood CA, actress (Kimberly-Diff'rent Strokes)
1964 Liam O'Maonlai rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
1972 Christopher Daniel Barnes actor (Ross-Day by Day, As World Turns)
1972 Clive B. Barnes Portland Me, actor (Scott Hayden-Starman)
Deaths which occurred on November 7th:
1573 Solomon Luria (Maharshal) talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo),
1837 Elijah P Lovejoy publisher, murdered by proslavery mob
1962 Eleanor Roosevelt Former 1st Lady, dies at 78 in NYC
1978 Gene Tunney former heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 80
1980 Steve McQueen Slater MO, actor, dies at 50
1984 George Matthews actor, dies at 73 of heart disease
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