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
The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
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.
The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected mayor of New York City.
Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
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.
Iran bans advertising of United States products.
Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.
Who were born on November 7?
Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)
Jeff Milton, American lawman (d. 1947)
Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (d. 1958)
Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-born chess player (d. 1935)
Philip Morrison, American scientist (d. 2005)
Dame Gwyneth Jones, Welsh soprano
John Benitez, American musician
Keith Lockhart, American orchestral conductor
Jason London and Jeremy London, American actors
Daniel Ayala, Spanish footballer
Who died on November 7?
Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician
Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (b. 1878)
Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (b. 1892)
Alexander Dubček, Slovak politician (b. 1921)
Queen Ingrid of Denmark (b. 1910)
Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
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