November 7 in History
1786November 7, 1786:
The American performing musical organization known as the Stoughton Musical Society is formed.
1837November 7, 1837:
Elijah P. Lovejoy, an editor for an abolitionist newspaper, is murdered in Anton, Illinois by a mob.
1914November 7, 1914:
American magazine, “The New Republic” is issued for the first time.
1916November 7, 1916:
Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman to win a seat in the US House of Representatives.
1917November 7, 1917:
The final phase of the Russian Revolution, also known as the October Revolution, comes to an end.
1944November 7, 1944:
Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to serve his fourth term as President of the United States.
1967November 7, 1967:
Carl Stokes wins the mayoral elections of Cleveland, Ohio, making him the first African-American leader of a major city in the U.S.
1980November 7, 1980:
Actor Steve McQueen dies of heart failure while in recovery from cancerous tumour removal surgery.
1991November 7, 1991:
Magic Johnson officially announces his retirement from basketball following his revelation that he had contracted HIV.
1996November 7, 1996:
A robotic spacecraft named Mars Global Surveyor is launched by NASA.