About November 7

November 7, 2024 is the 312th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 54 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 7

  • 335
    Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople.
  • 680
    The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.
  • 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.
  • 1665
    The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
  • 1775
    John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore’s Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters in order to fight with Murray and the British.
  • 1811
    Tecumseh’s War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
  • 1885
    In Craigellachie, British Columbia, construction ends on the Canadian Pacific Railway extending across Canada.
  • 1918
    Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
  • 1918
    The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
  • 1944
    A passenger train derails in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico from excessive speed when descending a hill. 16 people are killed and 50 are injured.
  • 1957
    Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1967
    US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • 1983
    1983 United States Senate bombing: a bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No people are harmed, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.
  • 1989
    David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected mayor of New York City.
  • 1989
    East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.
  • 1990
    Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1991
    Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.
  • 1994
    WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast.
  • 2001
    SABENA, the national airline of Belgium, goes bankrupt
  • 2004
    War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day “state of emergency” as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

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