7 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Madame Marie Curie, 1867
  • Leon Trotsky, 1879
  • Dean Jagger, 1903
  • Helen Suzman, 1917
  • Billy Graham, 1918
  • Al Hirt, 1922
  • Wolf Mankowitz, 1924
  • Noam Chomsky, 1928
  • Joan Sutherland, 1929
  • Mary Travers, 1937
  • Joni Mitchell, 1943
  • Judy Tenuta, 1949

Died On This Day:

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1908
  • Victor McLaglen, 1959
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, 1962
  • Eric Linklater, 1974
  • Steve McQueen, 1980
  • Will Durant, 1981
  • Lawrence Durrell, 1990
  • Alexander Dubcek, 1992
  • Bob Haldeman, 1993
  • Joe Frazier, 2011
  • Carmen Basilio, 2012

Today's Events:

  • 1619 - Elizabeth, daughter of James I, crowned Queen of Bohemia.
  • 1631 - First observation of the transit of a planet, Mercury, observed by Pierre Gassendi.
  • 1659 - Treaty of Pyrenees between France and Spain marks end of Spain's ascendancy in Europe.
  • 1783 - Last public hanging at Tyburn near Marble Arch, London; public executions moved to Newgate.
  • 1805 - Lewis and Clark expedition sights Pacific Ocean; Clark writes: 'Great joy in camp.'
  • 1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe, U.S. victory over Shawnee Indians in Indiana.
  • 1874 - Thomas Nast's cartoon of an elephant to symbolize the Republican party first appears in Harper's.
  • 1876 - Cigarette manufacturing machine patented by Albert H. Hook of New York City.
  • 1885 - 2,980 mile Canadian Pacific Railway completed as last rail laid at Craigellachie, British Columbia.
  • 1910 - Victor Herbert's sixth operetta, 'Naughty Marietta' a triumph in U.S. opening.
  • 1916 - Montana Republican Jeannette Rankin becomes first woman elected to U.S. Congress.
  • 1917 - Lenin and Bolsheviks seize Petrograd Winter Palace and overthrow government - October Revolution.
  • 1917 - Russian Council of People's Commissars established led by Lenin.
  • 1929 - Museum of Modern Art opens in New York City.
  • 1956 - 'Long Day's Journey into Night' opens in N.Y.-Pulitzer prize.
  • 1956 - Hungarian uprising is crushed as Jan Kadar takes oath of office even though Imre Nagy never resigned.
  • 1967 - Democrat Carl Burton Stokes elected first Black mayor of major American city in Cleveland, OH.
  • 1976 - First TV broadcast of 'Gone With the Wind' garners biggest rating for movie in TV history.
  • 1989 - Douglas Wilder becomes first Black Governor of a U.S. State - Virginia; narrow 7,000 vote margin.
  • 1991 - Basketball star Magic Johnson is first heterosexual celebrity to announce he has HIV AIDS virus.
  • 1996 - Swedish Treskilling 2¢ yellow used stamp of 1855 sold for record $2.25 million in Zurich.
  • 2005 - Muslim and Arab rioting in France hits peak with 5,000 cars burned in 12 days; 9,500 riot police fight back.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Willibrord (died today A.D. 739)
  • Engelbert

Holiday:

  • Revolution Day in Soviet Union (1917)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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