This Day in History for 7th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 164

680 - 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
921 - Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other
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.
1512 - Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence
1519 - University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther
1558 - French king Henri II occupies Calais
1631 - Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
1637 - Anne Hutchinson tried in Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic
1651 - King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age
1659 - Peace of Pyreneeen: French king Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV
1665 - 1st edition of "London Gazette"
1667 - Jean Racines "Andromaque," premieres in Paris
1722 - Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London
1733 - France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)
1747 - Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
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.
1794 - French troops conquer Nijmegen
1805 - Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeated the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation
1814 - 1st sitting of States-general in Hague
1820 - James Monroe elected 5th US president
1824 - St Petersburg flood
1831 - State of Gran Colombia disbands
1837 - In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.
1848 - General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US
1861 - Battle of Belmont, MO
1861 - Battle of Port Royal Bay, SC (Ft Walker, Ft Beauregard)
1863 - Battle of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, VA
1864 - 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes
1872 - Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later
1874 - 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast
1875 - Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa
1876 - Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale)
Political Cartoonist Thomas NastPolitical Cartoonist Thomas Nast 1876 - Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College
1876 - Pres Rutherford B Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)
1885 - Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
1893 - US State Colorado accepts female suffrage
1900 - Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
1907 - Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
1907 - Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
1907 - Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
1908 - Dutch capture Venezuelan navy
1909 - Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
1910 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
1912 - The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.
1914 - Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
1914 - The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
1914 - The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
1915 - Austrian submarine torpedoes Italian passenger ship (272 kill)
1916 - Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns czar of uprising
1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin 1916 - Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its 1st woman Representative
1916 - Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President
1917 - British capture Gaza Palestine from Turks
1917 - October Revolution (Oct 26 OS) in Russia, Lenin seizes power
1918 - Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
1918 - United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
1918 - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff," premieres in Petrograd
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.
1919 - US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
1921 - Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool," premieres in NYC
1925 - Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
1929 - Museum of Modern Art opens (NYC)
1931 - Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Tse Tung
1932 - 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
Rocket Pioneer Robert H. GoddardRocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard 1932 - Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours
1933 - Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
1933 - Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
1934 - Arthur L Mitchell, becomes 1st black Democratic congressman (Ill)
1935 - 23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Winnipegs defeats Hamilton Tigers, 18-12
1936 - Battle of Madrid begins
1940 - Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago
1940 - Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash
1941 - British air attack on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied
1942 - 1st US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
1942 - Bicyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
1943 - Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
1944 - FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
1944 - Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die
1946 - "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1949 - King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
1950 - Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti," premieres in Milan
1950 - French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
1951 - Constitution of Jordan passes
1953 - WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - US spy plane shot down North of Japan
1954 - Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
1955 - Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
1957 - Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
1957 - WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
1957 - Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
1959 - 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)
1960 - KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting
1961 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1962 - Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California
1962 - Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
1963 - Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
1963 - NY Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP
1963 - Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 198

630 - Constans II, Byzantine emperor (d. 668)
994 - Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain
1598 - Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (d. 1664)
1619 - Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (d. 1692)
1650 - John Robinson, English diplomat (d. 1723)
1656 - Walraad the Younger, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nimegen
1687 - William Stukeley, English archaeologist (d. 1765)
1692 - Johannes G Schnabel, German author/surgeon (Insel Felsenburg)
1706 - Carlo Cecere, Italian composer
1750 - Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (d. 1819)
1758 - Edouard viscount de Walckiers, South Netherland banker/politician
1786 - Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer of Italian parentage
1797 - Silas Horton Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1876
1805 - Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)
1810 - Fritz Reuter, German novelist
1811 - Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet)
1818 - Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896)
1822 - Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer
1828 - Ludwig Deppe, composer
1832 - Andrew Dickson White, educator/1st president of Cornell
1838 - Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (d. 1889)
1839 - Henry Holmes, composer
1846 - Ignaz Brull, composer
1851 - Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)
1852 - Bohdan Borkowski, composer
1855 - Edwin H Hall, US physicist (Hall effect)
1856 - Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin, Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878)
1858 - Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian freedom fighter, (d. 1932)
1860 - Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (d. 1936)
1861 - Jeff Milton, American lawman (d. 1947)
1866 - Carl Emil Paul Lincke, composer
1866 - Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor/publisher (Frau Luna)
Physicist Marie CuriePhysicist Marie Curie (1867) 1867 - Marie Curie, Warsaw, discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911), (d. 1934)
1874 - Joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)
1875 - Mikhail Kalinin, Soviet politician (d. 1946)
1876 - Culbert Olson, Fillmore Utah, (Gov-D-Cal)
1876 - Ted Arnold, cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05)
1876 - Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (d. 1958)
1877 - Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer
1878 - Lise Meitner, Austrian/Swedish physicist (Protactinium)
1879 - Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher/glass painter
1879 - Leon Trotsky[Leib Bronstein], Bronshtein, Russian Empire, Russian revolutionary and Theorist [OS 26-10-1879], (d. 1940)
1883 - Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, Newport New Va, TV preacher
1886 - Aaron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist)
1886 - Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]
1888 - Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
1889 - George Davis, Netherlands, actor (Devil May Care)
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879) 1889 - Lord Tennyson III, cricketer (England batsman & captain)
1893 - Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985)
1895 - Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81)
1896 - Herbert R O'Connor, Balt Md, (Sen-Md)/TV narrator (Crime Syndicate)
1896 - Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist (d. 1975)
1897 - Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955
1898 - Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (d. 1963)
1900 - Efrem Kurtz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54)
1902 - Rob van der de Bas, [Barend Robberts], troubadour (Klucht of the Cow)
1903 - Albert Helman, [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician/novelist
1903 - Dean Jagger, Lima Ohio, actor (Albert Vane-Mr Novak, Elmer Gantry)
1903 - Konrad Lorenz, zoologist/ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel 1973)
1903 - Lodewijk AM "Lou" Lichtveld, [Albert Helman], Suriname author
1903 - Grace Stafford, American actress (d. 1992)
1905 - William Alwyn, composer
1906 - Eugene Carson Blake, US sec-gen of World council of Churches (1966-72)
1906 - Jan Vercammen, Flemish author/chief inspector LO (Primary Education)
1906 - Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar)
1907 - Maurits Mok, Dutch author/poet (Cheese & Bread Game)
1911 - Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist
Author Albert CamusAuthor Albert Camus (1913) 1913 - Albert Camus, Algeria, author (The Just-Nobel 1957), (d. 1960)
1914 - R[aphael] A[loysius] Lafferty, US, sci-fi author (Devil is Dead)
1915 - Philip Morrison, American scientist (d. 2005)
1916 - Joe Bushkin, NYC, jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes)
1917 - Andras Mihaly, composer
1918 - Billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades)
1918 - Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer (d. 1993)
1918 - Paul Aussaresses, French general
1922 - Al Hirt, New Orleans LA, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World)
1923 - Matthew Coady, journalist
1924 - Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright
1926 - Joan Sutherland, Sydney Australia, operatic soprano (Met Opera)
1927 - Hiroshi Yamauchi, Kyoto Japan, owner (Seattle Mariners)
1927 - Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (d. 2007)
1928 - Richard G. Scott, LDS apostle
1928 - Norton Zinder, New York City, NY, biologist (genetic transduction), (d. 2012)
1929 - Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor
1930 - Peter Woods, newsreader
1930 - Rudy Boschwitz, (Sen-R-Mn, 1978- )
1931 - Gerald Humel, composer
1932 - Harry Lammertink, [Yrrah], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland)
1933 - George Tibbits, composer
1934 - Stephen L Neal, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )
1935 - Willibrordus S Rendra, Indonesia, poet (Ballad orang-orang tertjina)
1936 - Barry Newman, Boston Mass, actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli)
1936 - Jaap Stobbe, Dutch actor (Dageraad)
1938 - Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
1938 - James Katt, pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
1938 - Jim Kaat, American baseball player
1939 - Daniel Manneke, composer
1940 - Guido Provoost, Belgian historian
1942 - Jean Shrimpton, British model/actress (Privilege)
1942 - Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], NYC, singer (Secret Agent Man)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

1597 - Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal
1951 - Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)
1984 - FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires
2006 - NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
2010 - Supermodel and who's also the face of L'Oreal Paris Doutzen Kroes (25) weds DJ Sunnery James in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

1934 - Actress Gloria Swanson (35) divorces Michael Farmer after 3 years of marriage
1957 - Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of mariage
1982 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 7th divorce from politician John Warner

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 93 of 93

644 - Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam dies of injuries after assassination attempt 4 days earlier
739 - Willibrord, [Clemens], 1st bishop of Utrecht/saint 695-739, dies at 81
1225 - Engelbert I, the Saint, archbishop of Cologne, murdered at 40
1550 - Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)
1560 - Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], German poet (Opera omnia), dies
1573 - Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies
1581 - Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar
1599 - Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon (b. 1546)
1608 - Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle
1620 - Hetman Stanisław Żólkiewski polish commander in the Battle of Ţuţora (1620) (b. 1547)
1633 - Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (submarine), dies
1639 - William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79
1639 - Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician
1642 - Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English politician
1678 - Erasmus Quellinus II [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 70
1708 - Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76
1713 - Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
1723 - Godfrey Kneller, English painter (74-77), dies
1802 - Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, composer, dies at 50
1817 - Francesco Pasquale Ricci, composer, dies at 85
1827 - Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Ital violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76
1857 - Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer, dies at 62
1859 - Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
1872 - Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
1876 - Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65
1880 - Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer, dies at 72
1881 - John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
1893 - Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
1901 - Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies
Outlaw Butch CassidyOutlaw Butch Cassidy (1908) 1908 - Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42
1913 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (b. 1823)
1919 - Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
1922 - Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)
1935 - Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia, dies at 39
1938 - Earnest von Rath, German antifascist/diplomat, murdered
1941 - Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
1943 - Dwight Frye, actor (Vampire Bat, Dracula), dies at 44
1944 - Richard Sorge & Ozaki, spies, hanged in Tokyo
1945 - Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies
1956 - Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40
1959 - Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72
1960 - Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
1961 - Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64
1962 - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC
US First Lady Eleanor RooseveltUS First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1962) 1965 - Friedrich Wildgans, composer, dies at 52
1966 - Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
1967 - John Nance Garner, (VP-D, 1933-41), dies at 98
1967 - Juan Tomas Perez, composer, dies at 71
1967 - Larry Kent, director (High Stakes), dies at 67
1968 - Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies
1968 - Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
1972 - Tod Andrews, actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 51
1974 - Rodolfo Acosta, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw), dies at 54
1974 - Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
1978 - Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80
1978 - Janet Flanner, writer, dies at 86
1979 - Amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71
1979 - Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
1980 - Steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50
1981 - Will Durant, US author (story of civilization), dies at 96
1983 - David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer, dies at 61
1983 - Germaine Tailleferre, Fren composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
1984 - George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
1986 - Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
1990 - Josephine Wilson, actress (We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
1990 - Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
1991 - Tom of Finland, Finnish fetish artist (b. 1920)
1992 - Alexander Dubcek, premier Czechoslovakia (1968-69), dies at 70
1992 - Jack Kelly, US actor (Maverick, Vega$), dies following a stroke at 65
1993 - Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
1993 - Charles Aidman, actor (Kotch, Zoot Suit), dies of cancer at 68
1994 - Michael O'Donoghue, comedian (SNL), dies at about 54
1994 - Milton "Shorty" Rogers [Rajonsky], US jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
1995 - Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
1995 - John Patrick, screenwriter, dies at 90
1995 - Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian, dies of heart attack at 74
1996 - Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist, dies at 84
1996 - Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57
1996 - Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer, dies at 81
1996 - Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian Lawyer and First Foreign Affairs Minister (b. 1918)
2000 - Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
2000 - Queen Ingrid, Queen Dowager of Denmark (b. 1910)
2001 - Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
2002 - Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
2004 - Howard Keel, American actor (b. 1919)
2005 - Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
2005 - Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
2006 - Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)
2006 - Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher (b. 1917)
2006 - Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
2007 - Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)
2011 - Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer (b. 1944)
2012 - Carmen Basilio [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85

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