November 7th This Day In History

November 7 is the 311th day of the year. There are 54 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

+ 1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

+ 1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia.

+ 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

+ 1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.

+ 1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.

+ 1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

+ 1972 – US President Richard Nixon is re elected President.

+ 1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.

 

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+ 1918 – Billy Graham, American minister and author (d. 2018)

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