Wednesday, November 7, 2007
launch a major assault on the Iraq
i town of Fallujah
, in an effort to rid the area of insurgents before the Iraq
i elections in January.
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
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
inspector Scott Ritter
intercepts 240 Russian gyroscopes and accelerometers on their way to Iraq from Russia.
Wednesday, November 7, 1990
Saturday, November 7, 1987
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
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
A vapor cloud explosion at a petroleum cracking facility in Geleen
leaves 14 dead and 109 injured, with fires lasting for 5 days.
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).
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.
Vietnam War ndash Operation Hump: The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong.
In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence ('UDI').
Thursday, November 7, 1963
Wednesday, November 7, 1962
Thursday, November 7, 1957
Wednesday, November 7, 1956
Tuesday, November 7, 1944
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
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 Corsica
Thursday, November 7, 1929
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
Saturday, November 7, 1914
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
Tuesday, November 7, 1893
Colorado women are granted the right to vote.
Wednesday, November 7, 1888
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
Saturday, November 7, 1874
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
railway line (the first railway in Bulgaria
) officially opens.
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.
In the worst flood to date in Saint Petersburg
, water rises 421 cm above normal and 200 lose their lives.
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
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
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
Colonisation of Réunion begins with the French East India Company sending twenty settlers.
The "London Gazette
", the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
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)
Friday, October 28, 1502 (Julianian calendar)
Columbus reaches the coast of Honduras and passes south to Panama
Monday, October 29, 1492 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, October 30, 1332 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, October 31, 1185 (Julianian calendar)
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)
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.
Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented the corn fleet from sailing to Constantinople.