Home Today's History Lesson TODAY’S HISTORY LESSON: NOV 7



1983 – United States Senate bombing: a bomb explodes inside the U.S. Capitol Building.  https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/07/bomb-explodes-in-us-capitol-nov-7-1983-244578

0921 – Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other

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

1507 – First named reference to royal trumpeter John Blanke, the first black person whose image survives from Tudor England, in payment for services by Henry VII

1512 – Medici’s discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

1519 – University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther

1631 – Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler

1637 – Anne Hutchinson, the first female religious leader in the American colonies, was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for heresy.

1665 – “The London Gazette” was first published.

1742 – Empress Elizabeth of Russia proclaims her nephew Peter of Holstein-Gottorp (later Peter III) her heir

1775 – Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army

1800 – It becomes illegal for women in Paris to wear trousers without a Police permit (annulled 2013)

1811 – The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or (Tippecanoe).

1837 – In Alton, IL, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy was shot to death by a mob (supporters of slavery) while trying to protect his printing shop from a third destruction.

1874 – The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly.

1876 – The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by Albert H. Hook.

1893 – The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote.

1895 – The last spike was driven into Canada’s first transcontinental railway in the mountains of British Columbia.

1901 – A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France’s indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896

1913 – Great Lakes Storm “the White Hurricane”” begins with 90 mph winds and 35 foot waves, (lasts till 10 Nov), will sink 19 ships and strand 19 more, killing over 250 people

1914 – The “New Republic” magazine was printed for the first time.

1916 – Jeanette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.

1918 – During World War I, a false report through the United Press announced that an armistice had been signed.

1921 – Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne

1931 – The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

1932 – “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” was broadcast for the first on CBS Radio.

1933 – Voters in Pennsylvania eliminated sports from Pennsylvanian “Blue Laws.”

1939 – Germans begin expulsion of Jews from Western Poland.

1940 – The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed during a windstorm. The suspension bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940.

1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia was sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimeas hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first person to win a fourth term as president.

1947 – Coup in Thailand -The military staged a coup against Thawan Thamrong Nawasawat and installed Khuang Aphaiwong as Prime Minister.

1955 – Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas

1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

1963 – Elston Howard, of the New York Yankees, became the first black player to be named the American League’s Most Valuable Player.

1965 – The “Pillsbury Dough Boy” debuted in television commercials.

1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

1970 – Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

1973 – The U.S. Congress over-rode President Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive’s power to wage war without congressional approval.

1983 – United States Senate bombing: a bomb explodes inside the U.S. Capitol Building.

1987 – Tunisia’s president Habib Bourguiba was overthrown. He had been president since the country’s independence in 1956.

1989 – Richard Ramirez, convicted of California’s “Night Stalker” killings, was sentenced to death.

1991 – Pro- and anti-Communists rallies took place in Moscow on the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

1995 – In a Japanese courtroom, three U.S. military men admitted to the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl.

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 – The new .BIZ domain extension was officially launched.

2002 – Iran bans advertising of United States products.

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.

2012 – Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage

2018 – Ex-marine Ian David Long opens fire at Borderline Bar and Grille in Thousand Oaks, California, shooting 12, including a police officer, and himself

2019 – Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, the “Terminator” is the to be convicted of sexual slavery by the International Criminal Court and is sentenced to 30 years in prison on 18 charges

2020 – Rudy Giuliani holds infamous Trump Campaign press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia to contest the US election results

2021 – Attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi through drone attack on his home in Baghdad

REFERENCE: history.net, onthisday.com, thepeopleshistory.com, timeanddate.com, scopesys.com, on-this-day.com


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