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
The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
Tecumseh’s War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected mayor of New York City.
Who were born on November 7?
Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896)
Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-born Israeli poet and columnist (d. 1954)
Al Hirt, American trumpeter (d. 1999)
Audrey McLaughlin, Canadian politician
Holmes Osborne, American actor
Robin Beck, American singer
Michelle Clunie, American actress
Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver
Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (Tokio)
Sebastian Aldén, Swedish motorcycle racer
Who died on November 7?
Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam
Elijah P. Lovejoy, American abolitionist (b. 1809)
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)
Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, 2nd Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and 2nd successor to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (b. 1889)
Steve McQueen, American actor (b. 1930)
Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist (b. 1939)
Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
George W. George, American theater, Broadway and film producer (b. 1920)
Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer (b. 1944)
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