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

  • 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.
  • 1874
    A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.
  • 1910
    The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • 1912
    The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
  • 1917
    World War I: Third Battle of Gaza ends: British forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1918
    The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
  • 1931
    The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
  • 1933
    Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The U.S. Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
  • 1989
    East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.
  • 1994
    WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast.
  • 1996
    NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.
  • 2000
    Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
  • 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.

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