On This Day: November 07th

This is 311th day of the year and 54 days remain in the year.

in history
1874
The Republican Party was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon drawn by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly magazine.
1916
Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress.
1917
Vladimir Lenin's forces overthrew Alexander Kerensky's government in Russia's Bolshevik Revolution.
1944
President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.
1962
Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt died in New York City at age 78.
1967
Carl Stokes of Cleveland became the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city.
1989
L. Douglas Wilder was elected governor of Virginia. He became the nation's first elected black governor.
2000
The U.S. went to the polls to choose between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The outcome wouldn't be known for more than a month because of disputed votes in Florida.
November 07 Birthdays
Albert Camus1913–1960, French writer, born in Algiers.
Madame Marie Curiephysicist and chemist
Billy Grahamevangelist
Konrad Lorenzzoologist and ethologist
Andrew Dickson Whiteeducator and diplomat
Leon TrotskyCommunist revolutionary
Joan Sutherlandsoprano
Joni Mitchellsongwriter, singer
Lise Meitnerphysicist and mathematician



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