7th November, on this day

680 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, Alsace, France.
1631 Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
1665 The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
1775 Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
1805 Lewis & Clark 1st sight Pacific Ocean
1811 Battle 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
1861 Battle 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.
1875 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
1876 Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD in US college (Yale)
1876 United States presidential election, 1876 : Both President Rutherford B Hayes and Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory
1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
1900 Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
1907 Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
1907 Jesús 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.
1909 Knights & 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.
1916 Jeannette Rankin (Mont-R-Rep) is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
1916 United States presidential election, 1916 : Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected President
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).
1917 Third Battle of Gaza ends: British forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.
1918 The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
1918 Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
1918 Goddard 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 Revolution.
1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
1934 Arthur 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
1940 Tacoma 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
1944 United States presidential election, 1944 : Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
1944 A 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 recreational areas
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
1957 The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
1962 Richard Nixon quits politics -announcing "You won't have Nixon to kick around"
1967 Carl B Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland, Ohio
1967 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
1972 United 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
1976 "Gone With the Wind" televised
1982 Liz Taylor's 7th divorce (John Warner)
1983 Bomb 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.
1988 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
1989 Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
1989 David 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.
1990 Mary Robinson becomes the first woman President of the Irish Republic
1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus and retires from Lakers
1994 WXYC, 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 Global Surveyor
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 Fuller
2000 Hillary 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.
2000 United States presidential election, 2000 : Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
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.
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.

November 7th 2005

French violence hits fresh peak

'US does not torture,' Bush says

WHO: Human flu pandemic inevitable

November 7th 2006

US votes in crucial mid-term poll

Al-Qaeda plotter jailed for life

'Enemies of the internet' named

November 7th 2007

Sarkozy applauded by US Congress

Fatal shooting at Finnish school

Heavy fighting in Sri Lanka north

November 7th 2008

Deadly school collapse in Haiti

'US strike' on Pakistan militants

Georgians rally against president

November 7th 2009

Russian army plane crashes in sea

Afghans die in 'Nato air strike'

Spain resists deal with pirates

November 7th 2010

Burma holds first elections for 20 years

German nuclear train protests

Pope consecrates landmark church

November 7th 2011

Birthdates which 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 Syndicated)
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, 1911)
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 1948-54)
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 World)
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), dies
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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