Monday, November 7, 2011

Week of November 7 in History

November 7 is the 311th day of the year. There are 54 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, struck the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
  • 1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, was first published.
  • 1872 – The ship Mary Celeste sailed from NYC only to be found deserted later.
  • 1874 – A Thomas Nast cartoon in Harper’s Weekly, is considered the first important use of the elephant as the symbol for the Republican Party.
  • 1878 – Lise Meitner, Austrian physicist, was born. She was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission. Her colleague was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. She died in 1968.
  • 1893 – Women in the state of Colorado were granted the right to vote.
  • 1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia.
  • 1916 – Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to the US Congress. 
  • 1918 – The 1918 influenza epidemic spread to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
  • 1929 – The Museum of Modern Art opened to the public in New York City.
  • 1967 – President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • 1990 – Mary Robinson became the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 2000 – Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the US Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office.
  • 2000 – Controversial US presidential election was resolved in Bush v. Gore US Supreme Court case.

November 8 is the 312th day of the year. There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • November 8, 1602 – The Bodleian Library at Oxford University was opened to the public.November 8, 1793  – The French Revolutionary government opened the Louvre to the public as a museum. 
  • November 8, 1837 – Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, later known as Mount Holyoke College, was founded by Mary Lyon.
  • 1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Roentgen discovered the x-ray.
  • 1933 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.
  • 1960 – John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential election of the 20th century to become the 35th president of the US.
  • 1966 – Edward Brooke of MA became the first African American elected to the US Senate since Reconstruction.

November 9 is the 313th day of the year. There are 52 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sighted land at Cape Cod, MA.
  • 1857 – The Atlantic magazine was founded in Boston, MA.
  • 1906 – Theodore Roosevelt was the first sitting US President to travel outside the country, to inspect the Panama Canal.
  • 1914 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian actress and inventor of early technique for spread spectrum  communications, a key to many forms of wireless communication.
  • 1921 – Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect.
  • 1934 – Carl Sagan, American astronomer and writer, was born. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in 1978 for The Dragons of Eden.  He died in 1996.
  • 1965 – Several US states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of blackouts lasting 13 hours. 
  • 1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published.
  • 1989 – East Germany opened checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany.
  • 1994 – The chemical element Darmstadtium was discovered in Germany.

November 10 is the 314th day of the year. There are 51 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • Happy Birthday to all US Marines! Semper Fi!
  • 1775 – The United State Marine Corps was founded in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA by Samuel Nicholas
  • 1871 – Henry Morton Stanley located the missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone.
  • 1951– Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service began in the United States.
  • 1958 – The Hope Diamond, 45.52 carats, was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.
  • 1969 – Sesame Street debuted on National Education Television (later renamed PBS).
  • 1975 – The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution (3379) equating Zionism with racism (the resolution was repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).
  • 2001 – Apple resellers start selling the iPod.

November 11 is the 315th day of the year. There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1889 – The state of Washington was admitted to the Union as the 42nd US state.
  • 1918 - World War I officially ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
  • 1921 – The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery. 
  • 1926 – US Route 66 was established.
  • 1938 – Mary Mallon, Irish-American carrier of typhoid known as Typhoid Mary, died. She was born in 1869.
  • 1993 – A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War was dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
  • 2008 – RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage.
November 12 is the 316th day of the year. There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1815 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist, was born. She died in 1902.
  • 1840 – Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, was born. He died in 1917
  • 1994 – Wilma Rudolph, American runner and three-time Olympic gold medal winner, died. She was born in 1940.
November 13 is the 317th day of the year. There are 48 days remaining until the end of the year.
November 13 is World Kindness Day.
  • 1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author of 13 novels, was born. He died in 1894.
  • 1851 – The Denny Party landed at Alki Point, the first settlers in what would become Seattle, WA.
  • 1871– Leon Leonwood Bean, American inventor and founder of L.L.Bean. He died in 1967.
  • 1927 – The Holland Tunnel opened to traffic, the first tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City. 
  • 1956 – The US Supreme Court declared Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1970 – A 150-mph tropical cyclone hit the Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. At the time, this was regarded as the 20th century’s worst natural disaster.

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