About November 7

November 7, 2020 is the 312nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 54 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On November 7

  • 680
    The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.
  • 1665
    The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
  • 1811
    Tecumseh’s War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
  • 1916
    Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
  • 1918
    Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
  • 1921
    The Partito Nazionale Fascista (PNF), National Fascist Party, comes into existence.
  • 1929
    In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
  • 1933
    Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1967
    Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
  • 1989
    Douglas Wilder wins the governor’s seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
  • 1994
    WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast.
  • 2000
    Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
  • 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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