November 7 is the 311th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 54 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 7th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 7th in history!
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- National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
- National Hug A Bear Day
- Orphan Sunday
- Zero Tasking Day
What Happened On This Day – November 7
1987: Coup in Tunisia
In a bloodless coup in Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali took over the Presidentship of Tunisia from President Habib Bourguiba.
1947: Coup in Thailand
The military staged a coup against Thawan Thamrong Nawasawat and installed Khuang Aphaiwong as Prime Minister.
1917: October Revolution
The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, took over the winter palace and ended the rule of the post-Tsarist provisional government and transferred all powers to the communists in Russia
1916: First woman to be elected to US Congress
Jeannette Rankin from Montana became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1869: First inter-city cycle race
The first city to city cycle race was held between Paris and Rouen. James Moore, an Englishman living in Paris at that time won the race.
1982: Top 16 Gaming All Stars Behind the Top 6 Arcade Games in the US. Infamous Gamer Billy Mitchell Can be Seen Leaning on the Centipede Cabinet. Ottumwa, Iowa. 7th Nov 1982.
Births On This Day, November 7
1952: David Petraeus, American military officer, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1943: Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist
1913: Albert Camus, French author, journalist, philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate
1888: C. V. Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1867: Marie Curie, Polish chemist, physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
Deaths On This Day, November 7
2011: Joe Frazier, American boxer
1980: Steve McQueen, American actor
1962: Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, humanitarian, 34th First Lady of the United States
1913: Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh/English geographer, biologist, explorer
644: Umar, Islamic caliph