History November 7th

Discussion in 'History' started by Mizar, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    HAHA beat ya to it JC

    680 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
    1631 Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
    1775 Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
    1805 Lewis & Clark 1st sight Pacific Ocean
    1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan
    1837 Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy murdered by mob at Alton, Ill
    1865 London Gazette, oldest surviving journal, is founded
    1872 Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; found abandoned 4 weeks later
    1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast
    1875 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
    1876 Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD in US college (Yale)
    1876 Meharry Medical College established at Central Tennessee College
    1876 President Rutherford B Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory
    1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
    1907 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
    1909 Knights & Ladies of St Peter Claver organizes in Mobile Alabama
    1916 Jeannette Rankin (Mont-R-Rep) 1st woman Representative
    1916 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected President
    1917 British capture Gaza Palestine from the Turks
    1917 October Revolution (Oct 26 OS) in Russia, Lenin seizes power
    1918 Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
    1918 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
    1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
    1934 Arthur L Mitchell, becomes 1st black Democratic congressman (Ill)
    1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash
    1942 1st US President to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
    1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
    1944 FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
    1951 Constitution of Jordan passed
    1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
    1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
    1962 Richard Nixon quits politics-You won't have Nixon to kick around
    1963 1st black AL MVP-Elston Howard, NY Yankees
    1964 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, can move to Atlanta in 1966
    1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US
    1967 Carl B Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland, Ohio
    1967 LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    1967 Richard G Hatcher elected mayor of Gary Indiana
    1969 John & Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
    1970 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
    1972 President Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
    1973 NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into the little league
    1976 "Gone With the Wind" televised
    1982 Liz Taylor's 7th divorce (John Warner)
    1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
    1983 Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
    1984 STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
    1985 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
    1988 MLB all stars beat Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
    1988 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
    1989 Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (D-Va)
    1989 NYC elects its 1st black mayor (Dinkins) & female comp (Holtzman)
    1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from Lakers

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