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.
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 7 November
Art & Artists
- 1786 – Stoughton Musical Society, America’s oldest organization dedicated to music was founded.
- 1929 – The 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
- 1910 – World’s first shipment of air freight between Daton and Columbus in Ohio, US.
- 1966 – Launch of Lunar Orbiter 2 (robotic spacecraft mission) by the US.
- 1987 – Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transport System opened for the public.
- 1994 – WXYC, the first internet radio broadcast was launched.
- 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
- 1665 – Launch of “The London Gazette” in the UK. It is the oldest surviving journal.
- 2019 – According 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
- 1913 – The 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).
- 1918 – 7,542 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
- 1805 – In their expedition (for 1 year, 6 months, and 1 day) Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River.
- 1975 – Verney 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.
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)
- 1954 – Kamal 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)
- 2016 – Leonard 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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