On this Day in History, November 7

On some days, we look forward to important events, while on other days, the events that happen are totally unexpected. Either way, some of these events make it to the books of history.

November 7 is not just an ordinary date in history, here are some of the events that took place:

  • 1876 – The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by Albert H. Hook.
  • 1893 – The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote.
  • 1917 – British captured Gaza, Palestine, from Turks.
  • 1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first person to win a fourth term as president.
  • 1947 – There was a coup in Thailand.
  • 1961 – France performed an underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria.
  • 1967 – A bill, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson.
  • 1972 – Incumbent President Richard Nixon is re-elected, defeating Democrat candidate George McGovern.
  • 1973 – New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.
  • 1983 – A bomb exploded in the U.S. Capitol, and fortunately, no one was injured.
  • 1987 – There was a coup in Tunisia.
  • 1989 – David Dinkins became New York City’s first African-American mayor.
  • 1916 – Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to be elected to US Congress.
  • 2000 – Hillary Clinton was elected to the US Senate, becoming the first US First Lady to win public office and while still the First Lady.
  • 2001 – The new .BIZ domain extension was officially launched.
  • 2002 – Iran banned the advertising of products from the United States.
  • 2012 – 48 people were killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala.
  • 2018 – America’s President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
  • 2019 – Queen Elizabeth II confirms she is no longer buying clothes made with real fur.
  • 2020 – Former Vice-President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, was declared the winner of the US Presidential race.

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