Monday, November 07, 2016
History for November 7 - On-This-Day.com:
Captain James Cook 1728 - British explorer, navigator, Marie Sklodowska-Curie 1867 - Scientist, Albert Camus 1913 - Author, journalist
Billy Graham 1918 - Evangelist, Johnny Rivers 1942 - Singer, David Petraeus 1952 - U.S. Army General
1811 - The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or (Tippecanoe).
1874 - The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly.
1917 - Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
1940 - The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed during a windstorm. The suspension bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940.
1963 - The comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" premiered in Hollywood.
1963 - Elston Howard, of the New York Yankees, became the first black player to be named the American League's Most Valuable Player.
1965 - The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television commercials.
1989 - David Dinkins was elected and become New York City's first African-American mayor.