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Friday, November 7, 2008

A two-story school in Pétionville, Haiti, collapses with 500 students inside, killing at least 75 people. //in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-36398920081108 (Reuters)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Astronomers in the United States have found a fifth planet in orbit around the star 55 Cancri 41 light years from Earth. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7082257.stm (BBC)

Sunday, November 7, 2004

U.S. forces launch a major assault on the Iraqi town of Fallujah, in an effort to rid the area of insurgents before the Iraqi elections in January.

Friday, November 7, 2003

A monitoring panel states to the United Nations Security Council tells of violations of the arms embargo against Somalia have taken place over a six-month period and the weapons are arriving now continuously in many small quantities (while large quantities arrive less often). //www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=8825Cr=somaliaCr1=
Jessica Lynch accuses the US military of manipulating news about her capture, treatment and release for propaganda purposes. She also states that she has no memory of the supposed anal rape which a former "New York Times" reporter claims in a book that she was subjected to. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3251731.stm

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Iran bans the advertising of United States products.
Iran banned advertising of US products and an Iranian, believing a sorcerer had made him invisible, tried to rob a bank in Tehran.
A referendum in Gibraltar organised by the Government of Gibraltar showed that 99% of those who voted rejected a proposal for joint sovereignty with Spain The turnout for the referendum was 88%.

Tuesday, November 7, 2000

Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win public office.
A criminal gang raids the Millennium Dome to steal The Millennium Star diamond but police surveillance catches them in the act.

Tuesday, November 7, 1995

In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with 8 others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, are hanged by government forces.
Iraq disarmament crisis: With help from Israel and Jordan, UNSCOM inspector Scott Ritter intercepts 240 Russian gyroscopes and accelerometers on their way to Iraq from Russia.
Typhoon Angela leaves the Philippines and Vietnam devastated, with 882 deaths and damage of P 10,829,000,000. The typhoon was the strongest ever to strike the Philippines in 25 years, with wind speeds of .

Monday, November 7, 1994

WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.

Wednesday, November 7, 1990

Indian Prime Minister Singh resigns over losing a confidence vote in the Parliament of India, having lost the support of Hindus who want a Muslim mosque in Ayodhya torn down to build a Hindu temple.

Saturday, November 7, 1987

Sunday, November 7, 1982

The Thames Barrier is first publicly demonstrated.

Wednesday, November 7, 1979

U.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy announces that he will challenge President Jimmy Carter for the 1980 Democratic presidential nomination.
Iran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, U.S. President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all oil imports into the United States from Iran.
Nuclear false alarm: the NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early warning radars, the alert was cancelled.//www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/missileers/falsealarms.html False Alarms on the Nuclear Front
Süleyman Demirel, of AP forms the new government of Turkey (43rd government, a minority government)
The Carl Bridgewater murder trial ends with all 4 men found guilty. James Robinson, 45, and 25-year-old Vincent Hickey are sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommended 25-year minimum for murder. 18-year-old Michael Hickey is also found guilty of murder and sentenced to indefinite detention. Patrick Molloy, 53, is found guilty on a lesser charge of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison.//news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/9/newsid_2516000/2516015.stm

Friday, November 7, 1975

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379: By a vote of 72–35 (with 32 abstentions), the United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism. The resolution provokes an outcry among Jews around the world.
The from the entrance to Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board (an event immortalized in song by Gordon Lightfoot).
Lev Leshchenko revives Den Pobedy, one of the most popular World War II songs in the USSR.
A vapor cloud explosion at a petroleum cracking facility in Geleen, Netherlands leaves 14 dead and 109 injured, with fires lasting for 5 days.
The first annual Vogalonga rowing race is held in Venice, Italy.
Angola becomes independent from Portugalcivil war soon erupts.

Wednesday, November 7, 1973

The Congress of the United States overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution!confirmed here, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.

Tuesday, November 7, 1972

U.S. presidential election, 1972: Republican incumbent Richard Nixon defeats Democratic Senator George McGovern in a landslide (the election had the lowest voter turnout since 1948, with only 55 percent of the electorate voting).

Sunday, November 7, 1965

Northeast Blackout of 1965: Several U.S. states (VT, NH, MA, CT, RI, NY and portions of NJ) and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13½ hours.
The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, suspending the death penalty for murder in the United Kingdom renewal of the Act in 1969 made the abolition permanent.
The soap opera "Days of our Lives" debuts on NBC.
Vietnam War: In New York City, 22-year-old Catholic Worker Movement member Roger Allen LaPorte sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building in protest of the war.
United Airlines Flight 227 a Boeing 727-22, crashes short of the runway and catches fire at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah. 43 out of 91 passengers and crew perish.
Vietnam War ndash Operation Hump: The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong.
Pillsbury's world-famous mascot, the Pillsbury Doughboy, is created.
The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands (on June 23, 1976 Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches are returned to the Seychelles).
In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence ('UDI').

Thursday, November 7, 1963

Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, 11 miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.

Wednesday, November 7, 1962

Richard M. Nixon loses the California governor's race. In his concession speech, he states that this is his last press conference and that you don't have Nixon to kick around any more.

Thursday, November 7, 1957

Cold War: In the United States, the Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

Wednesday, November 7, 1956

Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France, and Israel to withdraw their troops from Arab lands immediately.

Tuesday, November 7, 1944

U.S. presidential election, 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt wins reelection over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey, becoming the only U.S. president elected to a fourth term.
A passenger train derails in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, due to excessive speed on a declining hill 16 are killed, 50 injured.

Friday, November 7, 1941

WWII: The Soviet hospital Ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees, wounded military and the staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people die in the sinking.

Thursday, November 7, 1940

In Tacoma, Washington, the -long center span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (known as Galloping Gertie) collapses.

Saturday, November 7, 1931

The Panama Canal is closed for a couple of weeks due to damage caused by earthquakes.
French police launch a large-scale raid against Corsican bandits.
The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed by Mao Zedong.

Thursday, November 7, 1929

In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.

Friday, November 7, 1919

The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.

Thursday, November 7, 1918

King Ludwig of Bavaria flees his country.

Saturday, November 7, 1914

The Japanese seize Jiaozhou Bay in China, the base of the German East Asia Squadron.

Friday, November 7, 1913

11 ndash The Great Lakes Storm of 1913 kills more than 250.

Monday, November 7, 1910

The first air flight for the purpose of delivering commercial freight takes place in the United States of America. The flight, made by Wright Brothers pilot Philip Parmalee between Dayton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio.

Wednesday, November 7, 1894

The Masonic Grand Lodge de France is founded, splitting from the larger and older Grand Orient de France.

Tuesday, November 7, 1893

Colorado women are granted the right to vote.

Wednesday, November 7, 1888

Birthday of Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist and Nobel laureate, discoverer of Raman scattering.

Saturday, November 7, 1885

Canadian Pacific Railway: In Craigellachie, British Columbia, construction ends on a railway extending across Canada. Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald considers the project to be vital to Canada due to the exponentially greater potential for military mobility.

Tuesday, November 7, 1876

U.S. presidential election, 1876: After long and heated disputes, Rutherford Birchard Hayes is eventually declared the winner over Samuel Jones Tilden. A failed grave robbery of the Lincoln Tomb took place on the same night.

Saturday, November 7, 1874

"Harper's Weekly" publishes a cartoon by Thomas Nast which is the first use of an elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party. //www.harpweek.com/09Cartoon/CartoonOfTheDay.asp?Year=2003?Month=November?Date=7.

Friday, November 7, 1873

Battle of Montejurra-Third Carlist War-Determined to recapture the key city of Estella, in Navarre, Spanish Republican General Domingo Moriones advances on the Carlists under General Joaquín Elío at nearby Montejurra. After very heavy fighting both sides claim victory, but Moriones withdraws and Estella remains in Carlist hands. Don Carlos is present in the front line.
Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada.

Thursday, November 7, 1872

The "Mary Celeste" sets sail from New York bound for Genoa, Italy.

Wednesday, November 7, 1866

The Ruse-Varna railway line (the first railway in Bulgaria) officially opens.

Monday, November 7, 1864

The capital of Idaho Territory is moved from Lewiston to Boise North Idaho declares the move illegal and proposes secession.

Thursday, November 7, 1861

American Civil War ndash Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate c but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.

Tuesday, November 7, 1848

Tuesday, November 7, 1837

American abolitionist and newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy is killed by a pro-slavery mob, at his warehouse in Alton, Illinois.

Sunday, November 7, 1824

In the worst flood to date in Saint Petersburg, water rises 421 cm above normal and 200 lose their lives.

Monday, November 7, 1814

War of 1812: Andrew Jackson seizes Pensacola, Florida.
November ndash Congress of Vienna: The settling of the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.

Saturday, November 7, 1812

Napoleonic Wars ndash Battle of Vyazma: Napoleon's retreating army is defeated.

Thursday, November 7, 1811

Battle of Tippecanoe: American troops led by William Henry Harrison defeat the Native American chief Tecumseh.

Thursday, November 7, 1805

Tuesday, November 7, 1786

The oldest musical organization in the United States (the Stoughton Musical Society) is founded.

Saturday, November 7, 1665

Molière publishes "L'Amour médecin".
"Ye Bare Ye Cubbe", the first play in English in the American colonies, is performed in Pungoteague, Virginia.
The Great fire of Newport, ShropshireEngland.
Colonisation of Réunion begins with the French East India Company sending twenty settlers.
The English poet John Milton popularizes the Chinese sailing carriage in a famous poem this peculiar Chinese invention was first written of in the West by Abraham Ortelius in his atlas of 1584.
John Bunyan publishes "The Resurrection".
The "London Gazette", the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
Joan Blaeu completes publication of his "Atlas Maior" ("Theatrum Orbis Terrarum") in Amsterdam.

Friday, November 7, 1659

Treaty of Pyrenees: French King Louis XIV and King Philip IV of Spain agree to French acquisition of Roussillon and most of Artois, and formally end their 24-year war.

Sunday, October 28, 1520 (Julianian calendar)

At the end of the third day of Christian's coronation feast, several leading figures of the Swedish resistance against the Danish invasion are imprisoned and tried for high treason.

Monday, October 28, 1504 (Julianian calendar)

Christopher Columbus returns to Spain from his fourth voyage, where he and his younger son, Ferdinand, explored the coast of Central America from Belize to Panama.

Friday, October 28, 1502 (Julianian calendar)

Columbus reaches the coast of Honduras and passes south to Panama.

Monday, October 29, 1492 (Julianian calendar)

The Ensisheim meteorite, a 127-kg meteorite, lands in a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace.

Friday, October 30, 1332 (Julianian calendar)

Lucerne joins the Swiss Confederation with Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden.

Thursday, October 31, 1185 (Julianian calendar)

Igor Svyatoslavich's failed caign against the Cumans, later immortalized in "The Tale of Igor's Caign"
Peter and Asen lead a revolt of the Vlachs and Bulgars against the Byzantine Empire, eventually establishing the Second Bulgarian Empire.
First evidence that the king of England is using the safes of the New Temple in London under the guard of the Knights Templar to store part of his treasure.
Byzantine general Alexios Branas decisively defeats the Normans at the Battle of Demetritzes, ending the Norman invasion of the Byzantine Empire.

Thursday, November 6, 335 (Julianian calendar)

Constantine I reinstated the Alexandrian priest Arius in a synod at Jerusalem. He is declared a heretic at the Council of Nicaea (see 336 AD).
Tuoba Hena ousts Tuoba Yihuai as chieftain of the Tuoba Clan.
Emperor Shi Hu moves the capital of the Later Zhao state to Yecheng.
Pope Sylvester I dies at Rome after a 21-year reign. He is succeeded by Mark as the 34th pope.
First Synod of Tyre: Constantine I convenes a gathering of bishops at Tyre to depose and exile Athanasius, the Patriarch of Alexandria.
Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented the corn fleet from sailing to Constantinople.
Samudragupta succeeds Chandragupta I as king of the Gupta Empire.
Source: Wikipedia