November 7 in History

November 7 in History

November 7th is…
Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
International Merlot Day
National Retinol Day

1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, struck the ground one afternoon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

1665 – The first edition of the London Gazette was printed. At the time, it was called “The Oxford Gazette.”

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

1874 – The first cartoon depicting the elephant as the Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast. He is also known as being the first to draw our modern version of Santa Clause.

1876 – The patent (#184,207) for the first US cigarette manufacturing machine was issued to Albert Hook of New York City.

1885 -The Canadian Pacific Railway was completed connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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

1908 – Professor Ernest Rutherford announced in London that he had isolated a single atom of matter. The experiment took place in the days before.

1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) took place, by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1913 – Great Lakes Storm of 1913 lasted until November 10th. It killed over 250 people and was concentrated around Lake Huron.

1914 – The first issue of The New Republic magazine was published.

1916 – Jeannette Rankin (R) became the first woman elected to the United States Congress.

1929 – The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opened to the public.

1932 – First broadcast of Buck Rogers in the 25th century on CBS radio. The Buck Rogers comic strip made its first newspaper appearance on January 7, 1929.

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) was elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.

1967 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

1967 – Carl B. Stokes (D) was elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming a major American city’s first African American mayor.

1975 – The New Original Wonder Woman TV movie aired as a ‘test’ pilot for the series, Wonder Woman on ABC, starred Lynda Carter. It had very little in common with the 1974 TV movie Wonder Woman starring Cathy Lee Crosby,

1976 – Gone With the Wind televised on HBO for the first time. Gone with the Wind was originally a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The film was released in 1939.

#1 Hit November 7, 1981 – November 20, 1981: Daryl Hall and John Oates – Private Eyes

#1 Hit November 7, 1987 – November 20, 1987: Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now

1989 – Douglas Wilder (D) won the governor’s seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African-American governor in the United States.

1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retired from the NBA.

2003 – Star Wars: Clone Wars debuted on The Cartoon Network. In addition to the feature films, this series is also generally considered ‘canon’, which officially happened in the Star Wars universe.

2006 – At O’Hare International Airport, UFO Sighting Near Gate C-17, twelve employees reported seeing a metallic saucer-shaped craft hovering over the airport. The FAA concluded that a weather phenomenon caused the sighting and that the agency would not be investigating the incident, which many think is odd in the post-2001 security-enhanced world of airport security.

#1 Hit November 7, 2009 – November 13, 2009: Owl City – Fireflies

#1 Hit November 7, 2020 – November 13, 2020: Positions – Ariana Grande


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