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Today In History - November 7th
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:08:03 PM »

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.


1665       The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

1811       Rebellious Indians in a conspiracy organized in defiance of the United States government by Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, are defeated during his absence in the Battle of the Wabash (or Tippecanoe) by William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory.

1814       Andrew Jackson attacks and captures Pensacola, Florida, defeating the Spanish and driving out a British force.

1846       Zachary Taylor, one of the heroes of the Mexican War, is elected president.

1861       Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches an unsuccessful raid on Belmont, Missouri.

1876       Rutherford B. Hayes is elected 19th president of the United States.

1881       Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, two participants in Tombstone, Arizona's, famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, are jailed as the hearings on what happened in the fight grow near.

1916       President Woodrow Wilson is re-elected, but the race is so close that all votes must be counted before an outcome can be determined, so the results are not known until November 11.

1916       Jeannette Rankin (R-Montana) is elected the first congresswoman.

1917       British General Sir Edmond Allenby breaks the Turkish defensive line in the Third Battle of Gaza.

1917       The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, take power in Russia.

1921       Benito Mussolini declares himself to be leader of the National Fascist Party in Italy.

1940       Tacoma Bridge in Washington State collapses.

1943       British troops launch a limited offensive along the coast of Burma.

1944       President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to a fourth term by defeating Thomas Dewey.

1956       UN General Assembly calls for France, Israel and the UK to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.

1967       In Cleveland, Ohio, Carl B. Stokes becomes the first African American elected mayor of a major American city.

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