On This Day..... November 7

 

NOVEMBER 7TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MARIE CURIE (1867-1934)
  • LEON TROTSKY (1879-1940)
 
  • ALBERT CAMUS (1913-1960)
  • BILLY GRAHAM (1918-2018)
 
  • JONI MITCHELL (1943, 75)
  • BERNIE GOETZ (1947, 71)
 
  • DAVID PATRAEUS (1952, 66)
  • CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT (1957, 61)
 
  • DANA PLATO (1964-1999)
  • DAVID GUETTA (1967, 51)
 
  • MORGAN SPURLOCK (1970, 48)
  • LORDE (1996, 22)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1637, ANNE HUTCHINSON IS TRIED FOR BEING A HERETIC FOR PREACHING THAT FAITH IS SUFFICIENT FOR SALVATION WITHOUT RELIGIOUS ALLEGIANCE. SHE IS FOUND THE BE AN INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL AND BANISHED FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
  • IN 1800, THE CITY OF PARIS MAKES IT ILLEGAL FOR WOMEN TO WEAR PANTS. THE LAW WOULD REMAIN ON THE BOOKS UNTIL 2013
  • IN 1805, LEWIS AND CLARK FIRST SEE THE PACIFIC OCEAN
  • IN 1800, GENERAL WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON DEFEATS TECUMESH AND HIS NATIVE TROOPS AT TIPPECANOE
 
  • IN 1820, JAMES MONROE IS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT
  • IN 1837, PRINTER AND ABOLITIONIST ELIJAH LOVEJOY IS SHOT AND KILLED WHEN HIS PRINTING SHOP IT BURNED DOWN FOR A THIRD TIME BY A PRO SLAVERY MOB
  • IN 1848, ZACHARY TAYLOR IS ELECTED AS THE 12TH U.S. PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1861, UNION GENERAL ULYSSES GRANT WINS HIS FIRST BATTLE OF THE CIVIL WAR AT THE BATTLE OF BELMONT IN MISSOURI
  • IN 1864, THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESS MEETS FOR ITS SECOND SESSION
  • IN 1874, THOMAS NEST DRAWS THE OFFICIAL REPUBLICAN SYMBOL, THE ELEPHANT
  • IN 1876, SAMUEL TILDEN WINS THE POPULAR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT, BUT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES WINS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND BECOMES THE 19TH U.S. PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1893, COLORADO LEGALIZES WOMENS’ SUFFRAGE
  • IN 1904, GEORGE M. COHAN RELEASES “LITTLE JOHNNY JONES” ON BROADWAY FEATURING THE SONG “YANKEE DOODLE DANDY”
  • IN 1907, BUSINESS FRATERNITY DELTA SIGMA PI IS FOUNDED AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
 
  • IN 1910, THE WRIGHT BROTHERS MAKE THE FIRST COMMERCIAL AIR FLIGHT, DELIVERING A SHIPMENT FOR DEPARTMENT STORE OWNER MAX MOOREHOUSE
  • IN 1916, JENNETTE RANKIN OF MONTANA BECOMES THE FIRST FEMALE MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • IN 1916, WOODROW WILSON IS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1917, LENIN TAKES CONTROL OF POWER AMIDST THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA
  • IN 1918, THE UNITED PRESS MISTAKENLY REPORTS THAT AN ARMSTICE HAS BEEN SIGNED ENDING WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1929, THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1931, MAO ZEDONG PROCLAIMS THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
  • IN 1932, CBS RADIO DEBUTS “BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY”
 
  • IN 1934, GLORIA SWANSON DIVORCES HER HUSBAND AFTER THREE YEARS
  • IN 1942, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT GIVES THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL BROADCAST IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE WHEN HE SPEAKS TO THE FRENCH
  • IN 1944, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT IS RE-ELECTED TO A 4TH TERM AS PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1951, FRANK SINATRA MARRIES AVA GARDNER, HIS SECOND WIFE
  • IN 1957, INGRID BERGMAN DIVORCES ROBERTO ROSSELLINI AFTER SEVEN YEARS
  • IN 1962, AFTER LOSING THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA, RICHARD NIXON ANNOUNCES THAT THE PRESS “WON’T HAVE HIM TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE”
  • IN 1962, ELANOR ROOSEVELT DIES AT 78
 
  • IN 1963, CBS DEBUTS “INSTANT REPLAY” IN THE ARMY-NAVY FOOTBALL GAME
  • IN 1967, PRESIDENT JOHNSON ESTABLISHES THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
  • IN 1967, REGINALD DWIGHT (ELTON JOHN) AND BERNIE TAUPIN SIGN A CONTRACT WITH DJM PUBLISHING. BOTH HAD TO HAVE PARENTS CO-SIGN AS THEY WERE MINORS
  • IN 1969, JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO RELEASE THEIR “WEDDING ALBUM”
 
  • IN 1972, PRESIDENT NIXON WINS 49 STATES TO DEFEAT GEORGE MCGOVERN FOR THE PRESIDENCY
  • IN 1973, NEW JERSEY BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO LET GIRLS PLAY IN LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
  • IN 1974, TED NUGENT WINS THE NATIONAL SQUIRREL SHOOTING CONTEST WHEN HE KILLS A SQUIRREL FROM 150 YARDS AWAY AMONG HIS 27 OTHER KILLS
  • IN 1975, ELTON JOHN TOPS THE ALBUM CHART WITH “ROCK OF THE WESTIES”
 
  • IN 1976, “GONE WITH THE WIND” IS SHOWN ON TV FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1978, WASHINGTON D.C. ELECTS MARION BARRY AS MAYOR
  • IN 1980, STEVE MCQUEEN DIES OF CANCER AT 50
 
  • IN 1981, HALL AND OATES HAVE THE #1 SONG WITH “PRIVATE EYES”
  • IN 1982, ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIVORCES HER 7TH HUSBAND JOHN WARNER
  • IN 1983, A BOMB EXPLODES IN THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING. NO ONE WAS INJURED BY A FAIR AMOUNT OF DAMAGE IS DONE TO THE BUILDING
  • IN 1987, BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN HITS #1 WITH “TUNNEL OF LOVE” ON THE ALBUM CHART WHILE TIFFANY HAD THE #1 SINGLE WITH “I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW”
 
  • IN 1989, DAVID DINKINS IS ELECTED AS THE FIRST BLACK MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY AND DOUGLAS WILDER IS THE FIRST BLACK MAN ELECTED AS GOVERNOR IS VIRGINIA
  • IN 1991, “PARK YOUR CAR IN HARVARD YARD” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1991, MAGIC JOHNSON ANNOUNCES THAT HE IS RETIRING FROM THE NBA DUE TO HIS DIAGNOSIS WITH HIV
 
  • IN 1993, THIEVES CUT A HOLE IN THE CEILING OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN AND STEAL $52 MILLION OF ART INCLUDING SIX PICASSOS
  • IN 1995, HOWARD STERN RELEASES HIS SECOND BOOK “MISS AMERICA”
  • IN 1997, ROWAN ATKINSON RELEASES “MR. BEAN”
 
  • IN 2000, THE RACE BETWEEN GEORGE BUSH AND AL GORE IS DEEMED INCONCLUSIVE AS BUSH APPEARS TO LEAD BUT FLORIDA CANNOT CHOOSE A WINNER. THE SUPREME COURT WOULD EVENTUALLY RULE THAT BUSH WON THE RACE
  • IN 2000, NEW YORK ELECTS HILLARY CLINTON TO THE SENATE
  • IN 2011, JOE FRAZIER DIES OF LIVER CANCER AT 67
 

  • IN 2012, MAINE, MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON ALL APPROVE BALLOT INITIATIVES TO LEGALIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGE
  • IN 2016, LEONARD COHEN DIES AT 82
  • IN 2017, DANICA ROEM BECOMES THE FIRST TRANSGENDER PERSON ELECTED TO POLITICAL OFFICE IN VIRGINIA
 

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