What happened this day in history November 7

What are the important events that happened on November 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 7: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 7 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.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 25, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,604,707,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadecadigon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac 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.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,878 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 7 Historical Events

  • 1665
    The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
  • 1963
    Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • 1987
    In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
  • 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
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.
  • 2002
    Iran bans advertising of United States products.
  • 2007
    Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

Who were born on November 7?

  • 1851
    Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)
  • 1861
    Jeff Milton, American lawman (d. 1947)
  • 1876
    Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (d. 1958)
  • 1886
    Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-born chess player (d. 1935)
  • 1915
    Philip Morrison, American scientist (d. 2005)
  • 1936
    Dame Gwyneth Jones, Welsh soprano
  • 1957
    John Benitez, American musician
  • 1959
    Keith Lockhart, American orchestral conductor
  • 1972
    Jason London and Jeremy London, American actors
  • 1990
    Daniel Ayala, Spanish footballer

Who died on November 7?

  • 1639
    Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician
  • 1713
    Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
  • 1872
    Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
  • 1930
    Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (b. 1878)
  • 1983
    Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (b. 1892)
  • 1992
    Alexander Dubček, Slovak politician (b. 1921)
  • 2000
    Queen Ingrid of Denmark (b. 1910)
  • 2002
    Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 2006
    Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)

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