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, 26,745,120 minutes 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.
  • 1786
    The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
  • 1811
    Tecumseh’s War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.
  • 1929
    In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
  • 1931
    The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
  • 1989
    David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected mayor of New York City.

Who were born on November 7?

  • 1818
    Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896)
  • 1899
    Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-born Israeli poet and columnist (d. 1954)
  • 1922
    Al Hirt, American trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • 1936
    Audrey McLaughlin, Canadian politician
  • 1947
    Holmes Osborne, American actor
  • 1954
    Robin Beck, American singer
  • 1969
    Michelle Clunie, American actress
  • 1970
    Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver
  • 1978
    Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (Tokio)
  • 1985
    Sebastian Aldén, Swedish motorcycle racer

Who died on November 7?

  • 644
    Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam
  • 1837
    Elijah P. Lovejoy, American abolitionist (b. 1809)
  • 1962
    Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)
  • 1965
    Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, 2nd Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and 2nd successor to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (b. 1889)
  • 1980
    Steve McQueen, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 1996
    Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist (b. 1939)
  • 2001
    Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2005
    Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    George W. George, American theater, Broadway and film producer (b. 1920)
  • 2011
    Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer (b. 1944)

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