Today in History - November 7th

  • 1874 - On this day in history, the Republican Party was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly. 
  • 1893 - The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote. 
  • 1910 - Today in history, the first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) was undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • 1916 - Woodrow Wilson (D) was re-elected president
  • 1917 - Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led by Lenin. 
  • 1944 - On this day in history, US President Franklyn Delano Roosevelt became the first person to win a fourth term as president. 
  • 1957 - Cold War: The Gaither Report called for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1962 - Today in history, Richard Nixon quit politics.
  • 1973 - New Jersey became the first state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams. 
  • 1973 - Today in history, Congress over-rode President Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval. 
  • 1989 - David Dinkins was elected and became New York City's first African-American mayor. 
  • 1991 - On this day in history, actor Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman, pled no contest to charges of indecent exposure. Reubens had been arrested in Sarasota, Florida, for exposing himself in a theater. 
  • 2000 - Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first president's wife to win public office. The state of New York elected her to the United States Senate.
  • 2000 - Today in history, Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
  • 2001 - The new .BIZ domain extension was officially launched. 
  • 2012 - Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approved measures for same-sex marriage.

CULTURE AND LIFSTYLE - Today in History, November 7th

  • 1929 - The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened to the public. 

SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 7th

  • 1918- Robert Goddard demonstrated tube-launched solid propellant rockets.
  • 2001 - Today in history, the supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumed flying after a 15-month hiatus.

SPORTS - Today in History, November 7th

  • 1988 - Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donnie LaLonde. 
  • 1991 - On this day in history, Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was retiring from basketball. 
  • 1999 - Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments. 

MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 7th

  • 1940 - Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premiered in Chicago.
  • 1969 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono released their 2nd album "Wedding Album."
  • 1995 - Today in history, the Madonna album "Something to Remember" was released.
  • 2006 - The game Guitar Hero II for Playstation 2 was released in North America. 


  • Madame Curie, Scientist, 1867
  • Albert Camus. Writer, 1913
  • Billy Graham, Evangelist, 1918
  • Joan Sutherland, Operatic Soprano (Met Opera) 1926
  • Jean Shrimpton, British model/actress 1942
  • Joni Mitchell, Folk Singer, 1943