NOVEMBER 7 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1665 – The London Gazette the the oldest surviving journal was 1st published on the 7th November 1665.

1728 – James Cook the English navy officer, explorer, and cartographer was born on the 7th November 1728 (died 1779).

1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States was founded as the Stoughton Musical Society on the 7th November 1786.

1837 – In Alton, Illinoisabolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy was shot dead by a mob on the 7th November 1837, while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed for the 3rd time.

1861 ~ ARCHER the Australian Thoroughbred racehorse won the 1st MELBOURNE CUP on the 7th November 1861.

1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly on the 7th November 1874 was considered the 1st important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

1879 – Leon Trotsky the Russian theorist and politician and founder of the Red Army was born on the 7th November 1879 (died 1940).

1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were reportedly killed on the 7th November 1908, in San Vicente, Bolivia.

1910 – The 1st air freight shipment was undertaken on the 7th November 1910, by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse, from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio.

1912 – The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opened on the 7th November 1912 in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven‘s Fidelio.

1914 – The 1st issue of The New Republic magazine was published on the 7th November 1914.

1916 – Jeannette Rankin was the 1st woman elected to the United States Congress on the 7th November 1916.

1929 – The Museum of Modern Art In New York City opened to the public on the 7th November 1929.

1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed in a windstorm on the 7th November 1940, only 4 months after the bridge’s completion.

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for a record 4th term as President of the United States of America on the 7th November 1944.

1949 – The 1st oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları) on the 7th November 1949, on the World’s 1st offshore oil platform.

1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report called for more American missiles and fallout shelters on the 7th November 1957.

1963 – Wunder von Lengede (Miracle of Lengede): 11 miners were rescued from a collapsed mine In Germany, after 14 days. The children’s television series Thunderbirds (1964–1966) rescue organisation was inspired by the diasaster.

1964 – Sandra Denton the American rapper from Salt-N-Pepa was born on the 7th November 1964.

1967 – Carl B. Stokes was elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio on the 7th November 1967, becoming the 1st African American mayor of a major American city.

1987 – Singapore’s 1st Mass Rapid Transit line was opened on the 7th November 1987, starting with train services between Yio Chu Kang and Toa Payoh stations.

1988 ~ Tinie Tempah the English rapper was born Patrick Okogwu   in London on the 7th November 1988. Tinie Tempah online: Official website: |  |  | |  Google+  |  YouTube channel  |  |  Spotify  |  |  YouTube video: Tinie Tempah (feat. John Martin) – Children Of The Sun (with lyrics)…

1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor’s seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.

1989 – David Dinkins became the 1st African American to be elected mayor of New York City on the 7th November 1989.

1989 – East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, was forced to resign on the 7th November 1989, after huge anti-government protests.

1990 – Matt Corby the Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 7th November 1990.

1990 – Mary Robinson became the 1st woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland on the 7th November 1990.

1991 – Magic Johnson announced that he is infected with HIV on the 7th November 1991, and retired from the NBA.

1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provided the world’s 1st internet radio broadcast on the 7th November 1994.

1996 – NASA launched the Mars Global Surveyor on the 7th November 1996.

1996Lorde the New Zealand singer-songwriter was born Ella Yelich-O’Connor on the 7th November 1996. Lorde released her 1st EP The Love Club EP in March 2013 and her 2nd single Tennis Court in June 2013, at the age of 16.

2002 – Iran banned advertising of United States products on the 7th November 2002.

2004 – War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq called for a 60-day state of emergency on the 7th November 2004, as U.S. forces storedm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

2007 – Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland were on the 7th November 2007, resulting in the death of 9 people.

2012 – An earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on the 7th November 2012 killed at least 52 people.

Today in History for November 7th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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