Today in History – November 7 in History

Today in History – November 7 in History

What happened on this day in history – November 7 in History around the world

1665 The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
1811 Rebellious Indians in a conspiracy organized in defiance of the United States government by Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, are defeated during his absence in the Battle of the Wabash (or Tippecanoe) by William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory.
1814 Andrew Jackson attacks and captures Pensacola, Florida, defeating the Spanish and driving out a British force.
1846 Zachary Taylor, one of the heroes of the Mexican War, is elected president.
1861 Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches an unsuccessful raid on Belmont, Missouri.
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes is elected 19th president of the United States.
1881 Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, two participants in Tombstone, Arizona’s, famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, are jailed as the hearings on what happened in the fight grow near.
1916 President Woodrow Wilson is re-elected, but the race is so close that all votes must be counted before an outcome can be determined, so the results are not known until November 11.
1916 Jeannette Rankin (R-Montana) is elected the first congresswoman.
1917 British General Sir Edmond Allenby breaks the Turkish defensive line in the Third Battle of Gaza.
1917 The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, take power in Russia.
1921 Benito Mussolini declares himself to be leader of the National Fascist Party in Italy.
1940 Tacoma Bridge in Washington State collapses.
1943 British troops launch a limited offensive along the coast of Burma.
1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to a fourth term by defeating Thomas Dewey.
1956 UN General Assembly calls for France, Israel and the UK to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
1967 In Cleveland, Ohio, Carl B. Stokes becomes the first African American elected mayor of a major American city.
1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1972 President Richard Nixon is re-elected.
1973 Congress overrides Pres. Richard M. Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Resolution that limited presidential power to wage ware without congressional approval.
1975 A uprising in Bangladesh kills Brig. Gen. Khaled Mosharraf and frees Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman, future president of the country, from house arrest.
1983 A bomb explodes in the US Capitol’s Senate Chambers area, causing $250,000 damages but no one is harmed; a group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claimed the bomb was retaliation for US military involvement in Grenada and Lebanon.
1989 Douglas Wilder wins Virginia’s gubernatorial election, becoming the first elected African American governor in the US; during Reconstruction Mississippi had an acting governor and Louisiana had an appointed governor who were black.
1990 Mary Robinson becomes the first woman elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
1994 The world’s first internet radio broadcast originates from WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2000 Hilary Rodham Clinton becomes the first First Lady (1993–2001) elected to public office in the US when she wins a US Senate seat.
2000 Election Day in the US ends with the winner between presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore still undecided.
Born on November 7
1867 Marie Curie, French chemist who researched radioactivity and discovered radium.
1900 Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS and organizer of extermination camps in Eastern Europe.
1903 Konrad Lorenz, pioneering zoologist.
1913 Albert Camus, French philosopher, novelist and dramatist.
1918 Billy Graham, evangelist.
1926 Joan Sutherland, opera singer.
1928 Norton David Zinder, biologist.
1929 Benny Andersen, Danish writer, poet and jazz musician.
1943 Joni Mitchell, singer, songwriter.
1950 Alexa Canady, first female African-American neurosurgeon.
1971 Robin Finck, musician; guitarist with bands Guns N’ Roses and Nine Inch Nails.

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