November 7 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1492 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact.

1872 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later

1917 [OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government.

1931 Chinese People’s Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

2000 Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore is inconclusive; the result, in Bush’s favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court

2020 Former Vice-President Joe Biden declared the winner of the US Presidential race, four days after the US election, defeating sitting President Donald Trump

Today’s Historical Events

680 Third Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens

921 Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other

1492 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact.

1512 Medici’s discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

1519 University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther

1558 French King Henry II occupies Calais

1631 Pierre Gassendi observes 1st ever transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler

1637 Anne Hutchinson tried in Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1722 Richard Steele‘s sentimental comedy play “The Conscious Lovers” premieres in London

1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

1904 George M. Cohan‘s 1st full-length musical “Little Johnny Jones”, featuring the songs “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Give My Regards To Broadway”, opens at the Liberty Theatre, NYC; runs for 52 performances be before going on tour

1921 Ed Wynn’s musical revue “The Perfect Fool” premieres in NYC

1932 1st broadcast of “Buck Rogers in the 25th century” on CBS-radio

1953 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting

1957 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast

1960 KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcasting

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded in Boston, Massachusetts as the Stoughton Musical Society

1912 The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven‘s Fidelio

1946 Katherine Dunham’s song and dance revue “Bal Nègre” opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 54 performances

1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London [1]

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their second album “Wedding Album” in UK

1970 “Purlie” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances

1982 Revival of Alex Bradford, Vinnette Carroll, and Micki Grant’s “Your Arms are Too Short to Box With God”, based on the Bible’s Book of Matthew, and featuring Al Green and Patti LaBelle, closes at Alvin Theatre, NYC. after 69 performances

1990 “Little Night Music” closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports

1942 Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world hour record 45.798km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy

1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL

1954 Cleveland Browns’ Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3

1957 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year

1959 Ryder Cup Golf, Eldorado GC: Sam Snead leads US to comprehensive 8½-3½ win

1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

1963 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP