Today in History: November 7

Today in History: November 7

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1665

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

1811

Rebellious Indians in a conspiracy organized in defiance of the United States government by Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, are defeated during his absence in the Battle of the Wabash (or Tippecanoe) by William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory.

1814

Andrew Jackson attacks and captures Pensacola, Florida, defeating the Spanish and driving out a British force.

1846

Zachary Taylor, one of the heroes of the Mexican War, is elected president.

1861

Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches an unsuccessful raid on Belmont, Missouri.

1876

Rutherford B. Hayes is elected 19th president of the United States.

1881

Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, two participants in Tombstone, Arizona's, famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, are jailed as the hearings on what happened in the fight grow near.

1916

President Woodrow Wilson is re-elected, but the race is so close that all votes must be counted before an outcome can be determined, so the results are not known until November 11.

1916

Jeannette Rankin (R-Montana) is elected the first congresswoman.

1917

British General Sir Edmond Allenby breaks the Turkish defensive line in the Third Battle of Gaza.

1917

The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, take power in Russia.

1921

Benito Mussolini declares himself to be leader of the National Fascist Party in Italy.

1940

Tacoma Bridge in Washington State collapses.

1943

British troops launch a limited offensive along the coast of Burma.

1944

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to a fourth term by defeating Thomas Dewey.

1956

UN General Assembly calls for France, Israel and the UK to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.

1967

In Cleveland, Ohio, Carl B. Stokes becomes the first African American elected mayor of a major American city.

1967

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

1972

President Richard Nixon is re-elected.

1973

Congress overrides Pres. Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution that limited presidential power to wage ware without congressional approval.

1975

A uprising in Bangladesh kills Brig. Gen. Khaled Mosharraf and frees Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman, future president of the country, from house arrest.

1983

A bomb explodes in the US Capitol's Senate Chambers area, causing $250,000 damages but no one is harmed; a group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claimed the bomb was retaliation for US military involvement in Grenada and Lebanon.

1989

Douglas Wilder wins Virginia's gubernatorial election, becoming the first elected African American governor in the US; during Reconstruction Mississippi had an acting governor and Louisiana had an appointed governor who were black.

1990

Mary Robinson becomes the first woman elected President of the Republic of Ireland.

1994

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

2000

Election Day in the US ends with the winner between presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore still undecided.

2000

Hilary Rodham Clinton becomes the first First Lady (1993–2001) elected to public office in the US when she wins a US Senate seat.