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11/7/2019 2:42:00 PM
Today In History - November 7
L-R: Presidents James Monroe, Zachary Taylor, Rutherford B. Hayes, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
L-R: Presidents James Monroe, Zachary Taylor,
Rutherford B. Hayes, Woodrow Wilson, and
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Today in History in 1820 James Monroe was re-elected as President of the United States; in 1848 Zachary Taylor was elected as the 12th President; in 1876 the Electoral College selected President Rutherford B. Hayes over Samuel J. Tilden who won the election; in 1916 Woodrow Wilson was re-elected; and in 1944 President FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
  • 1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation
  • 1820 - James Monroe re-elected US president
  • 1848 - General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US
  • 1872 - Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.
  • 1874 - 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast
  • 1876 - President Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)
  • 1916 - Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President
  • 1917 - October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government
  • 1931 - Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong
  • 1944 - FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
  • 1976 - "Gone With the Wind" televised
  • 1991 - Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers
  • 2000 - Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
  • 2000 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 15 - Agrippina the Younger [Julia Agrippina], Oppidum Ubiorum, Roman Empress (sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero)
  • 1867 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Warsaw, discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911)
  • 1879 - Leon Trotsky[Leib Bronstein], Bronshtein, Russian Empire, Russian revolutionary and Theorist [OS 26-10-1879], (d. 1940)
  • 1918 - Billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades)
  • 1922 - Al Hirt, New Orleans LA, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World)
  • 1926 - Joan Sutherland, Sydney Australia, operatic soprano (Met Opera)
  • 1942 - Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], NYC, singer (Secret Agent Man)
  • 1943 - Joni Mitchell, [Roberta J Anderson], Alberta Canada, singer (Clouds)
  • 1964 - Dana Plato, Maywood California, actress (Kimberly-Diff'rent Strokes)
  • 1995 – Bethany Mota, California, YouTube star known for giving beauty tips to youngsters on the web. By 2014, she had earned 7 million subscribers and over 200 million views. (Dancing With the Stars, 2014)
  • 1996 - Lorde [Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor], Auckland, New Zealand Singer (Royals)

Famous Weddings

  • 1597 - Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal
  • 1951 - Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)
  • 1957 - Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva
  • 1984 - FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires
  • 2006 - NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico

Famous Divorces

  • 1934 - Actress Gloria Swanson (35) divorces Michael Farmer after 3 years of marriage
  • 1957 - Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of marriage
  • 1982 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 7th divorce from politician John Warner

Famous Deaths

  • 1908 - Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42
  • 1913 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (b. 1823)
  • 1962 - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC
  • 1992 - Jack Kelly, US actor (Maverick, Vega$), dies following a stroke at 65
  • 2011 - Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer, dies of liver cancer at 67

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