Friday, September 30, 2022 (Week 39)

November 7 in History

What happened on November 7 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on november 7 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on november 7 in history.

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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.
1994
The world’s first internet radio broadcast originates from WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1990
Mary Robinson becomes the first woman elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
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.
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.
1975
A uprising in Bangladesh kills Brig. Gen. Khaled Mosharraf and frees Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman, future president of the country, from house arrest.
1973
Congress overrides Pres. Richard M. Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Resolution that limited presidential power to wage ware without congressional approval.
1972
President Richard Nixon is re-elected.
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.
1956
UN General Assembly calls for France, Israel and the UK to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
1944
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to a fourth term by defeating Thomas Dewey.
1943
British troops launch a limited offensive along the coast of Burma.
1940
Tacoma Bridge in Washington State collapses.
1921
Benito Mussolini declares himself to be leader of the National Fascist Party in Italy.
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.
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.
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.
1876
Rutherford B. Hayes is elected 19th president of the United States.
1861
Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches an unsuccessful raid on Belmont, Missouri.
1846
Zachary Taylor, one of the heroes of the Mexican War, is elected president.
1814
Andrew Jackson attacks and captures Pensacola, Florida, defeating the Spanish and driving out a British force.
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.
1665
The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.