About November 7

November 7, 2021 is the 311st 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

  • 335
    Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to 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.
  • 1619
    Elizabeth of Scotland and England is crowned Queen of Bohemia.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.
  • 1920
    Patriarch Tikhon issues a decree that leads to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
  • 1957
    Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1963
    Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 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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