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7 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


7 November: In a year, the 7th of November is the 311th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 312th day of the year. This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 7th November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened on this day.

7 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 7 November

Art & Artists

    • 1786Stoughton Musical Society, America’s oldest organization dedicated to music was founded.
    • 1929The Museum of Modern Art (New York City) opened to the public.
    • 2018 World’s oldest painting (40,000 years old) of a beast-figure recognized in Lubang Jeriji Saléh, a cave in Indonesian Borneo.

Science & Technology

    • 1910World’s first shipment of air freight between Daton and Columbus in Ohio, US.
    • 1966Launch of Lunar Orbiter 2 (robotic spacecraft mission) by the US.
    • 1987Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transport System opened for the public.
    • 1994WXYC, the first internet radio broadcast was launched.
    • 1996The Mars Global Surveyor was successfully launched by NASA.

7 November: 1996 – The Mars Global Surveyor was successfully launched by NASA

Leaders & Politics

    • 1931 People’s Republic of China was founded by the Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong.
    • 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt became the President of the USA for a record fourth time.
    • 1983 Bombing in the United States Senate that damaged properties worth $250,000 (approximately).

People & Society

    • 1665Launch of “The London Gazette” in the UK. It is the oldest surviving journal.
    • 2019According to a research paper published in “Nature” humans first walked in an erect position some 12 million years ago (earlier thought, it was 6 million years ago) based on a study of a novel species of ape that was found in Bavaria, Germany.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 1913The start of the massive blizzard (with winds reaching hurricane force) hits the Great Lake region. The storm killed 250 and caused severe damage to properties worth $118,098,000 (2013 dollars).
    • 19187,542 killed (about one-fifth of the population) as an influenza epidemic advanced to the Polynesian island country Western Samoa.
    • 1944 In a tunnel train crash 500 died in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Spain.

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1805In their expedition (for 1 year, 6 months, and 1 day) Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River.
    • 1975Verney Cameron became the first European to cross equatorial Africa.

Leisure & Sports

    • 1962 Goaltender Glenn Hall set a record with the most consecutive games (503 games).
    • 1991 Magic Johnson, the great basketball player from the USA announced that he has HIV-positive.

7 November: 1991 - Magic Johnson, the great basketball player from the USA announced that he has HIV-positive

Birth Anniversaries (7 November)

    • 1867 Marie Curie (French physicist from Poland)
    • 1879 Leon Trotsky (revolutionary from Russia)
    • 1888 C. V. Raman (Indian Physicist and Noble laureate)
    • 1913 Albert Camus (Author from France)
    • 1954Kamal Haasan (Movie actor-director from India)

Death Anniversaries (7 November)

    • 1627 Jahangir (Indian Mughal emperor)
    • 1980 Steve McQueen (Movie actor from America)
    • 2013 Ian Davies (Basketball player and coach from Australia)
    • 2016Leonard Cohen (Canadian musician)
    • 2016 Janet Reno (American lawyer)

What Special Day is Today: (7 November)

    • International Inuit Day
    • Hungarian Opera Day (Hungary)
    • October Revolution Day (former Soviet Union, modern Kyrgyzstan and Belarus)
    • National Revolution and Solidarity Day (Bangladesh)
    • Commemoration Day (Tunisia)
    • National Day (North Carolina, France)
    • Students’ Day (Maharashtra, India)


7th November. The factual story of the day covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities. The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day.

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