About November 7

November 7, 2021 is the 311th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 54 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 86 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 7

  • 1837
    In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.
  • 1893
    Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote.
  • 1907
    Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de Garcia, Sonora by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometers away before it can explode.
  • 1908
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia.
  • 1914
    The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
  • 1919
    The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.
  • 1931
    The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
  • 1940
    In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge’s completion.
  • 1941
    World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.
  • 1944
    A passenger train derails in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico from excessive speed when descending a hill. 16 people are killed and 50 are injured.
  • 1944
    Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, is hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.
  • 1987
    In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.
  • 2000
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country’s largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

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