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Tuesday 7 November 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Events

  • 2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case, electing George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.
  • 2000 – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
  • 1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.
  • 1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.
  • 1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
  • 1983 – United States Senate bombing: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.
  • 1973 – The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
  • 1972 – Richard Nixon is reelected President of the United States.
  • 1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.
  • 1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1949 – The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), oldest offshore oil platform.
  • 1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.
  • 1919 – The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.
  • 1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
  • 1916 – Woodrow Wilson is reelected President of the United States.
  • 1914 – The first issue of The New Republic is published.
  • 1913 – The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.
  • 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • 1900 – The People's Party is founded in Cuba.
  • 1885 – The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.
  • 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.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.
  • 1811 – Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
  • 1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
  • 1775 – John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.
  • 1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

Births

  • 1986 – Andy Hull, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – David Nelson, American football player
  • 1985 – Lucas Neff, American actor
  • 1984 – Jonathan Bornstein, American soccer player
  • 1983 – Forrest Kline, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Muhammad Hassan, American wrestler and educator
  • 1979 – Amy Purdy, American actress, model and snowboarder
  • 1979 – Joey Ryan, American wrestler
  • 1979 – Jon Peter Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1979 – Otep Shamaya, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1979 – Will Demps, American football player
  • 1978 – Elisabeth Bachman, American volleyball player and coach
  • 1977 – Anthony Thomas, American football player and coach
  • 1977 – Lindsay Czarniak, American journalist and sportscaster
  • 1976 – Rob Caggiano, American guitarist and producer
  • 1974 – Kris Benson, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American actress
  • 1972 – Hasim Rahman, American boxer
  • 1972 – Jason London, American actor and producer
  • 1972 – Jeremy London, American actor and producer
  • 1971 – Matthew Ryan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Robin Finck, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1970 – Andy Houston, American race car driver
  • 1970 – Morgan Spurlock, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1969 – Michelle Clunie, American actress
  • 1968 – Russ Springer, American baseball player
  • 1967 – Steve DiGiorgio, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1966 – Calvin Borel, American jockey
  • 1964 – Bonnie St. John, American skier and scholar
  • 1964 – Dana Plato, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1964 – Troy Beyer, American actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Sam Graves, American farmer and politician
  • 1962 – Dirk Shafer, American model, actor, and director (d. 2015)
  • 1962 – Tracie Savage, American actress and journalist
  • 1961 – Orlando Mercado, American baseball player and coach
  • 1960 – Tommy Thayer, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1959 – Billy Gillispie, American basketball player and coach
  • 1957 – John Benitez, American DJ, songwriter, and producer
  • 1956 – Judy Tenuta, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player
  • 1954 – Gil Junger, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – David Petraeus, American general, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1951 – John Tamargo, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951 – Lawrence O'Donnell, American journalist and talk show host
  • 1949 – David S. Ware, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2012)
  • 1949 – Stephen Bruton, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1949 – Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (d. 2016)
  • 1948 – Buck Martinez, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947 – Rebecca Eaton, American television producer
  • 1947 – Ron Leavitt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1945 – Joe Niekro, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1943 – Michael Spence, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1943 – Stephen Greenblatt, American theorist, scholar, and critic
  • 1942 – Johnny Rivers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1942 – Tom Peters, American businessman and author
  • 1941 – Madeline Gins, American poet and architect (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Dakin Matthews, American actor, director, and playwright
  • 1939 – Barbara Liskov, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1938 – Barry Newman, American actor
  • 1938 – Dee Clark, American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1938 – Jake Gibbs, American baseball player and coach
  • 1938 – Jim Kaat, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1937 – Mary Daheim, American journalist and author
  • 1931 – G. Edward Griffin, American director, producer, and author
  • 1930 – Rudy Boschwitz, German-American soldier and politician
  • 1929 – Eric Kandel, Austrian-American neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1928 – Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Gene Callahan, American art director and production designer (d. 1990)
  • 1922 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Jack Fleck, American soldier and golfer (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Lisa Ben, American singer-songwriter and journalist
  • 1920 – Max Kampelman, American lawyer and diplomat (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Ellen Stewart, American director and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1918 – Billy Graham, American minister and author
  • 1915 – M. Athalie Range, American activist and politician (d. 2006)
  • 1915 – Philip Morrison, American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Archie Campbell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1914 – R. A. Lafferty, American soldier, engineer, and author (d. 2002)
  • 1909 – Norman Krasna, American director, producer, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1984)
  • 1909 – Ruby Hurley, American activist (d. 1980)
  • 1906 – Eugene Carson Blake, American minister and educator (d. 1985)
  • 1903 – Dean Jagger, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1898 – Margaret Morris, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1897 – Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (d. 1976)
  • 1897 – Herman J. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)
  • 1893 – Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1893 – Margaret Leech, American historian and author (d. 1974)
  • 1890 – Jan Matulka, Czech-American painter and illustrator (d. 1972)
  • 1879 – King Baggot, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1948)
  • 1879 – Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (d. 1940)
  • 1872 – Leonora Speyer, American poet and violinist (d. 1956)
  • 1872 – Lucille La Verne, American actress (d. 1945)
  • 1861 – Jeff Milton, American police officer (d. 1947)
  • 1851 – Chris von der Ahe, German-American businessman (d. 1913)
  • 1843 – William Plankinton, American businessman, industrialist and banker (d. 1905)
  • 1832 – Andrew Dickson White, American historian, academic, and diplomat, co-founded Cornell University (d. 1918)
  • 1800 – Platt Rogers Spencer, American calligrapher and educator (d. 1864)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Janet Reno, American lawyer and government official; Attorney General of the United States (1993-2001) (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Allen Ripley, American baseball player (b. 1952)
  • 2014 – Lincoln D. Faurer, American general (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Jack Mitchell, American photographer and author (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Joey Manley, American publisher, founded Modern Tales (b. 1965)
  • 2012 – Arthur K. Snyder, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Carmen Basilio, American boxer (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Darrell Royal, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Kevin O'Donnell, Jr., American author (b. 1950)
  • 2011 – Joe Frazier, American boxer (b. 1944)
  • 2007 – Earl Dodge, American activist and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – George W. George, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)
  • 2006 – Bryan Pata, American football player (b. 1984)
  • 2006 – Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician, co-founded L'Express (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Johnny Sain, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
  • 2004 – Howard Keel, American actor and singer (b. 1919)
  • 2002 – Rudolf Augstein, German journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (b. 1923)
  • 1995 – Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1942)
  • 1994 – Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
  • 1993 – Adelaide Hall, American-English singer, actress, and dancer (b. 1901)
  • 1993 – Charles Aidman, American stage, film, and television actor (b. 1925)
  • 1992 – Jack Kelly, American actor and politician (b. 1927)
  • 1988 – Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (b. 1926)
  • 1981 – Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
  • 1980 – Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (b. 1930)
  • 1978 – Gene Tunney, American boxer and actor (b. 1897)
  • 1967 – John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (b. 1868)
  • 1966 – Rube Bressler, American baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1962 – Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)
  • 1959 – Victor McLaglen, English-American boxer and actor (b. 1883)
  • 1933 – Harold Weber, American golfer and architect (b. 1882)
  • 1922 – Sam Thompson, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1916 – Henry Ward Ranger, American painter and academic (b. 1858)
  • 1837 – Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister and journalist (b. 1809)
  • 1633 – Cornelis Drebbel, Dutch inventor (b. 1572)
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