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  • What happened on November 7
  • November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 54 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on November 7
  • 335 – Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople.
  • 680 – The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.
  • 1426 – Lam Sơn uprising: Lam Sơn rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi.
  • 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.
  • 1619 – Elizabeth Stuart is crowned Queen of Bohemia.
  • 1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
  • 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.
  • 1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
  • 1811 – Tecumseh’s War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
  • 1837 – In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1885 – The completion of Canada’s first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.
  • 1893 – Women’s suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.
  • 1900 – Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
  • 1900 – The People’s Party is founded in Cuba.
  • 1907 – Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de García by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometers (3.7 miles) away before it can explode.
  • 1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia.
  • 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • 1912 – The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
  • 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.
  • 1914 – The first issue of The New Republic is published.
  • 1914 – The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
  • 1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
  • 1916 – Boston Elevated Railway Company’s streetcar No. 393 smashes through the warning gates of the open Summer Street drawbridge in Boston, Massachusetts, plunging into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel, killing 46 people.[1]
  • 1917 – The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.
  • 1917 – World War I: Third Battle of Gaza ends: British forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1918 – The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
  • 1918 – Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
  • 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.
  • 1920 – Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow issues a decree that leads to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
  • 1929 – In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
  • 1931 – The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the October Revolution.
  • 1933 – Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
  • 1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge’s completion.
  • 1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimeanhospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.
  • 1944 – Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, is hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.
  • 1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.
  • 1949 – The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), oldest offshore oil platform.
  • 1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
  • 1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.
  • 1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • 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.
  • 1975 – In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Colonel Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then house-arrested army chief and future president Maj-Gen. Ziaur Rahman.
  • 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.
  • 1987 – In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
  • 1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor’s seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
  • 1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.
  • 1989 – East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.
  • 1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.
  • 1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast.
  • 1996 – NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.
  • 2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
  • 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.
  • 2004 – Iraq War: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day “state of emergency” as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 2007 – Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.
  • 2012 – An earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala kills at least 52 people.

 

 

 

  • Births on November 7
  • 13 BC – Emperor Keikō of Japan (d. 130)
  • 630 – Constans II, Byzantine emperor (d. 668)
  • 994 – Ibn Hazm, Arabian philosopher and scholar (d. 1069)
  • 1186 – Ögedei Khan, Mongol ruler, 2nd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1241)
  • 1316 – Simeon of Russia (d. 1353)
  • 1619 – Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French author and poet (d. 1692)
  • 1650 – John Robinson, English bishop and diplomat (d. 1723)
  • 1683 – Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman, author, and translator (d. 1748)
  • 1687 – William Stukeley, English archaeologist and physician (d. 1765)
  • 1706 – Carlo Cecere, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1761)
  • 1728 – James Cook, English captain, navigator, and cartographer (d. 1779)
  • 1750 – Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, German poet and lawyer (d. 1819)
  • 1800 – Platt Rogers Spencer, American calligrapher and educator (d. 1864)
  • 1805 – Thomas Brassey, English engineer and businessman (d. 1870)
  • 1818 – Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician and physiologist (d. 1896)
  • 1830 – Emanuele Luigi Galizia, Maltese architect and civil engineer (d. 1907)
  • 1832 – Andrew Dickson White, American historian, academic, and diplomat, co-founded Cornell University (d. 1918)
  • 1838 – Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, French author and playwright (d. 1889)
  • 1846 – Ignaz Brüll, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1907)
  • 1851 – Chris von der Ahe, German-American businessman (d. 1913)
  • 1858 – Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian academic and activist (d. 1932)
  • 1860 – Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general and engineer (d. 1936)
  • 1860 – Paul Peel, Canadian painter and academic (d. 1892)
  • 1861 – Jeff Milton, American police officer (d. 1947)
  • 1867 – Marie Curie, Polish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
  • 1872 – Lucille La Verne, American actress (d. 1945)
  • 1872 – Leonora Speyer, American poet and violinist (d. 1956)
  • 1876 – Charlie Townsend, English cricketer and lawyer (d. 1958)
  • 1878 – Lise Meitner, Austrian-English physicist and academic (d. 1968)
  • 1879 – King Baggot, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1948)
  • 1879 – Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (d. 1940)
  • 1886 – Aron Nimzowitsch, Russian-Danish chess player and theoretician (d. 1935)
  • 1888 – C. V. Raman, Indian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1890 – Jan Matulka, Czech-American painter and illustrator (d. 1972)
  • 1891 – Genrikh Yagoda, director of the NKVD (d. 1938)
  • 1893 – Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1893 – Margaret Leech, American historian and author (d. 1974)
  • 1896 – Esdras Minville, Canadian economist and sociologist (d. 1975)
  • 1897 – Herman J. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)
  • 1897 – Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (d. 1976)
  • 1898 – Margaret Morris, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1898 – Raphaël Salem, Greek-French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)
  • 1899 – Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-Israeli journalist and poet (d. 1954)
  • 1901 – Norah McGuinness, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1980)
  • 1903 – Ary Barroso, Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 1964)
  • 1903 – Dean Jagger, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1903 – Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1905 – William Alwyn, English composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1985)
  • 1906 – Eugene Carson Blake, American minister and educator (d. 1985)
  • 1908 – Marijac, French author and illustrator (d. 1994)
  • 1909 – Ruby Hurley, American activist (d. 1980)
  • 1909 – Norman Krasna, American director, producer, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1984)
  • 1912 – Victor Beaumont, German-English actor (d. 1977)
  • 1913 – Albert Camus, French novelist, philosopher, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
  • 1913 – Alekos Sakellarios, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1913 – Mikhail Solomentsev, Soviet politician, member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (d. 2008)
  • 1914 – Archie Campbell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1914 – R. A. Lafferty, American soldier, engineer, and author (d. 2002)
  • 1915 – Philip Morrison, American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1915 – M. Athalie Range, American activist and politician (d. 2006)
  • 1917 – Titos Vandis, Greek actor (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – Paul Aussaresses, French general (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – Billy Graham, American minister and author
  • 1918 – Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese singer (d. 1993)
  • 1919 – Ellen Stewart, American director and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1920 – Max Kampelman, American lawyer and diplomat (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Lisa Ben, American singer-songwriter and journalist
  • 1921 – Jack Fleck, American soldier and golfer (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Ghulam Azam, Bangladeshi politician (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999)
  • 1923 – Gene Callahan, American art director and production designer (d. 1990)
  • 1926 – Joan Sutherland, Australian soprano (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Jesús de Polanco, Spanish publisher and businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – Eric Kandel, Austrian-American neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1929 – Lila Kaye, English actress (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Rudy Boschwitz, German-American soldier and politician
  • 1931 – G. Edward Griffin, American director, producer, and author
  • 1935 – W. S. Rendra, Indonesian poet and playwright (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – Gwyneth Jones, Welsh soprano
  • 1937 – Mary Daheim, American journalist and author
  • 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
  • 1938 – Barry Newman, American actor
  • 1939 – Barbara Liskov, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1940 – Dakin Matthews, American actor, director, and playwright
  • 1940 – Antonio Skármeta, Chilean author and academic
  • 1941 – Madeline Gins, American poet and architect (d. 2014)
  • 1941 – Angelo Scola, Italian cardinal and philosopher
  • 1942 – Tom Peters, American businessman and author
  • 1942 – Johnny Rivers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1942 – Jean Shrimpton, English model and actress
  • 1943 – Silvia Cartwright, New Zealand lawyer, judge, and politician, 18th Governor-General of New Zealand
  • 1943 – Stephen Greenblatt, American theorist, scholar, and critic
  • 1943 – Boris Gromov, Russian general and politician, Governor of Moscow Oblast
  • 1943 – Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1943 – Michael Spence, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1944 – Luigi Riva, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1944 – Peter Wilby, English journalist
  • 1945 – Joe Niekro, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1947 – Bob Anderson, English darts player
  • 1947 – Rebecca Eaton, American television producer
  • 1947 – Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1947 – Ron Leavitt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1947 – Sondhi Limthongkul, Thai journalist and politician
  • 1948 – Stephen Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint, English businessman and politician
  • 1948 – Buck Martinez, American baseball player and manager
  • 1948 – Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1949 – Stephen Bruton, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1949 – Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (d. 2016)
  • 1949 – David S. Ware, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2012)
  • 1950 – Lindsay Duncan, Scottish actress
  • 1950 – John Lang, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1951 – Gerard F. Gilmore, New Zealand astronomer and academic
  • 1951 – Lawrence O’Donnell, American journalist and talk show host
  • 1951 – John Tamargo, American baseball player and coach
  • 1952 – David Petraeus, American general, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1952 – Modibo Sidibé, Sudanese-Malian police officer and politician, Prime Minister of Mali
  • 1952 – Valeriy Zuyev, Ukrainian footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Maire Aunaste, Estonian journalist and author
  • 1953 – Erik Balke, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
  • 1953 – Christopher Foster, English bishop
  • 1953 – Lucinda Green, English equestrian and journalist
  • 1954 – James Gray, Scottish politician
  • 1954 – Guy Gavriel Kay, Canadian lawyer and author
  • 1954 – Gil Junger, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Mikhail Alperin, Ukrainian pianist and composer
  • 1956 – Jonathan Palmer, English race car driver and businessman
  • 1956 – Judy Tenuta, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player
  • 1957 – John Benitez, American DJ, songwriter, and producer
  • 1959 – Billy Gillispie, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – Alexandre Guimarães, Brazilian-Costa Rican footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Tommy Thayer, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1960 – Shyamaprasad, Indian Filmmaker
  • 1961 – Orlando Mercado, American baseball player and coach
  • 1962 – Tracie Savage, American actress and journalist
  • 1962 – Dirk Shafer, American model, actor, and director (d. 2015)
  • 1963 – John Barnes, Jamaican-English footballer and manager
  • 1963 – Sam Graves, American farmer and politician
  • 1964 – Troy Beyer, American actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Philip Hollobone, English soldier and politician
  • 1964 – Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1964 – Dana Plato, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1964 – Bonnie St. John, American skier and scholar
  • 1965 – Steve Parkin, English footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Sigrun Wodars, German runner and physiotherapist
  • 1966 – Calvin Borel, American jockey
  • 1967 – Steve DiGiorgio, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1967 – David Guetta, French DJ, record producer, remixer, and songwriter
  • 1967 – Hikaru Ijūin, Japanese radio host
  • 1967 – Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1968 – Russ Springer, American baseball player
  • 1969 – Michelle Clunie, American actress
  • 1969 – Hélène Grimaud, French pianist
  • 1969 – Michel Picard, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
  • 1970 – Neil Hannon, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Andy Houston, American race car driver
  • 1970 – Marc Rosset, Swiss-Monacan tennis player
  • 1970 – Morgan Spurlock, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Paul Ware, English footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1971 – Jamie Drummond, Scottish-Canadian journalist and critic
  • 1971 – Robin Finck, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1971 – Matthew Ryan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Trivikram Srinivas, Indian director and screenwriter
  • 1972 – Danny Grewcock, English rugby player
  • 1972 – Jason London, American actor and producer
  • 1972 – Jeremy London, American actor and producer
  • 1972 – Hasim Rahman, American boxer
  • 1972 – Marcus Stewart, English footballer and coach
  • 1973 – Catê, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1973 – Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American actress
  • 1973 – Martín Palermo, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1974 – Kris Benson, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Jamaican hurdler
  • 1974 – Christian Gómez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1974 – Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer
  • 1975 – Venkat Prabhu, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Rob Caggiano, American guitarist and producer
  • 1976 – Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis player and model
  • 1977 – Lindsay Czarniak, American journalist and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Andres Oper, Estonian footballer
  • 1977 – María Sánchez Lorenzo, Spanish tennis player
  • 1977 – Anthony Thomas, American football player and coach
  • 1978 – Mohamed Aboutrika, Egyptian footballer
  • 1978 – Elisabeth Bachman, American volleyball player and coach
  • 1978 – Rio Ferdinand, English footballer
  • 1978 – Tomoya Nagase, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1978 – Barry Robson, Scottish footballer
  • 1978 – Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer
  • 1979 – Mike Commodore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Will Demps, American football player
  • 1979 – Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1979 – Barney Harwood, English television host and actor
  • 1979 – Jon Peter Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1979 – Amy Purdy, American actress, model and snowboarder
  • 1979 – Joey Ryan, American wrestler
  • 1979 – Otep Shamaya, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1980 – Karthik, Indian singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Sergio Bernardo Almirón, Argentinian footballer
  • 1980 – Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
  • 1980 – James Franklin, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1980 – Luciana Salazar, Argentinian model, actress, and singer
  • 1981 – Muhammad Hassan, American wrestler and educator
  • 1981 – Nana Katase, Japanese model, actress, and singer
  • 1981 – Anushka Shetty, Indian actress
  • 1981 – Rina Uchiyama, Japanese actress and model
  • 1982 – Pascal Leclaire, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Forrest Kline, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983 – Esmerling Vásquez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984 – Mihkel Aksalu, Estonian footballer
  • 1984 – Jonathan Bornstein, American soccer player
  • 1984 – Gervais Randrianarisoa, Malagasy footballer
  • 1984 – Amelia Vega, Dominican actress and singer, Miss Universe 2003
  • 1985 – Sebastian Aldén, Swedish motorcycle racer
  • 1985 – Lucas Neff, American actor
  • 1986 – Andy Hull, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – David Nelson, American football player
  • 1986 – Doukissa Nomikou, Greek model and television host
  • 1987 – Mitch Brown, Australian rugby league player
  • 1987 – Marek Semjan, Slovak tennis player
  • 1988 – Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukrainian tennis player
  • 1988 – Simone Favaro, Italian rugby player
  • 1988 – Thomas Schneider, German sprinter
  • 1988 – Tinie Tempah, English rapper and producer
  • 1989 – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Russian singer and political activist
  • 1990 – Daniel Ayala, Spanish footballer
  • 1990 – Matt Corby, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – David de Gea, Spanish footballer
  • 1990 – Joelle Hadjia, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1992 – Apisai Koroisau, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
  • 1994 – Haruna Iikubo, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1996 – Lorde, New Zealand singer-songwriter
  • 1997 – Erika Hendsel, Estonian tennis player
  • 1997 – Nana Okada, Japanese singer

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on November 7
  • 691 – Cen Changqian, official of the Tang Dynasty
  • 691 – Ge Fuyuan, official of the Tang Dynasty
  • 1225 – Engelbert II of Berg, German archbishop and saint (b. 1186)
  • 1550 – Jón Arason, Icelandic bishop and poet (b. 1484)
  • 1562 – Maldeo Rathore, Rao of Marwar (b. 1511)
  • 1574 – Solomon Luria, Polish rabbi and educator (b. 1510)
  • 1581 – Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar (b. 1505)
  • 1599 – Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon and educator (b. 1546)
  • 1627 – Jahangir, Mughal emperor (b. 1569)
  • 1639 – Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician (b. 1560)
  • 1642 – Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English judge and politician, Lord High Treasurer of The United Kingdom (b. 1563)
  • 1713 – Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
  • 1837 – Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister and journalist (b. 1809)
  • 1862 – Bahadur Shah II, Mughal emperor (b. 1775)
  • 1872 – Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (b. 1833)
  • 1881 – John MacHale, Irish archbishop (b. 1791)
  • 1906 – Heinrich Seidel, German engineer and poet (b. 1842)
  • 1913 – Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh-English biologist and geographer (b. 1823)
  • 1916 – Henry Ward Ranger, American painter and academic (b. 1858)
  • 1919 – Hugo Haase, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1863)
  • 1922 – Sam Thompson, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1923 – Ashwini Kumar Dutta, Indian educator and philanthropist (b. 1856)
  • 1930 – Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (b. 1878)
  • 1933 – Harold Weber, American golfer and architect (b. 1882)
  • 1941 – Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (b. 1878)
  • 1944 – Richard Sorge, Azerbaijani-German journalist and spy (b. 1895)
  • 1944 – Hannah Szenes, Hungarian-Israeli soldier and poet (b. 1921)
  • 1947 – K. Natesa Iyer, Indian-Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1887)
  • 1959 – Victor McLaglen, English-American boxer and actor (b. 1883)
  • 1962 – Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)
  • 1966 – Rube Bressler, American baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1967 – John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (b. 1868)
  • 1968 – Gordon Coventry, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1901)
  • 1968 – Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, cryptographer, and academic (b. 1906)
  • 1974 – Eric Linklater, Welsh-Scottish author and academic (b. 1899)
  • 1975 – Piero Dusio, Italian footballer, businessman and racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1978 – Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian surgeon and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Gujarat (b. 1887)
  • 1978 – Gene Tunney, American boxer and actor (b. 1897)
  • 1980 – İlhan Erdost, Turkish publisher (b. 1944)
  • 1980 – Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (b. 1930)
  • 1981 – Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
  • 1983 – Germaine Tailleferre, French pianist and composer (b. 1892)
  • 1986 – Tracy Pew, Australian bass player (b. 1957)
  • 1988 – Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (b. 1926)
  • 1990 – Lawrence Durrell, British novelist, poet, dramatist, (b. 1912)
  • 1990 – Tom Clancy, Irish singer and actor, (b. 1924)
  • 1991 – Tom of Finland, Finnish illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 1992 – Alexander Dubček, Slovak soldier and politician (b. 1921)
  • 1992 – Jack Kelly, American actor and politician (b. 1927)
  • 1993 – Adelaide Hall, American-English singer, actress, and dancer (b. 1901)
  • 1993 – Charles Aidman, American stage, film, and television actor (b. 1925)
  • 1994 – Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
  • 1995 – Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1942)
  • 1996 – Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist and academic (b. 1939)
  • 1996 – Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian lawyer and politician, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1918)
  • 2000 – Ingrid of Sweden (b. 1910)
  • 2000 – Nimalan Soundaranayagam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (b. 1950)
  • 2000 – Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian publisher and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1910)
  • 2001 – Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2002 – Rudolf Augstein, German journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Howard Keel, American actor and singer (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – Harry Thompson, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1960)
  • 2006 – Aino Kukk, Estonian chess player and engineer (b. 1930)
  • 2006 – Bryan Pata, American football player (b. 1984)
  • 2006 – Johnny Sain, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
  • 2006 – Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician, co-founded L’Express (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer and manager (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Earl Dodge, American activist and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – George W. George, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)
  • 2011 – Joe Frazier, American boxer (b. 1944)
  • 2012 – Carmen Basilio, American boxer (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., American author (b. 1950)
  • 2012 – Glenys Page, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Sandy Pearson, Australian general (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Darrell Royal, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Arthur K. Snyder, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – John Cole, Irish-English journalist and author (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Ian Davies, Australian basketball player and coach (b. 1956)
  • 2013 – Ron Dellow, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
  • 2013 – Joey Manley, American publisher, founded Modern Tales (b. 1965)
  • 2013 – Jack Mitchell, American photographer and author (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Manfred Rommel, German lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Lincoln D. Faurer, American general (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Kajetan Kovič, Slovenian journalist and poet (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Allen Ripley, American baseball player (b. 1952)
  • 2015 – Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, Indian director and poet (b. 1970)
  • 2016 – Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1934)
  • 2016 – Janet Reno, American lawyer and government official; Attorney General of the United States (1993-2001) (b. 1938)
  • 2016 – Jimmy Young, British singer and radio personality (b. 1921)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on November 7
  • Christian feast day:
    • All Dominican Saints and Blesseds
    • Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg (Lutheran)
    • Engelbert II of Berg
    • Herculanus of Perugia
    • John Christian Frederick Heyer (Lutheran)
    • Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen (Lutheran)
    • Prosdocimus
    • Vicente Liem de la Paz (one of Vietnamese Martyrs)
    • Willibrord
    • November 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Commemoration Day, the anniversary of Ben Ali’s succession. (Tunisia)
  • Hungarian Opera Day (Hungary)
  • National Day, after Treaty of the Pyrenees. (Northern Catalonia, France)
  • National Revolution and Solidarity Day (Belarus)
  • October Revolution Day (the Soviet Union (former, official), modern Russia (unofficial), Belarus, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Tokhu Emong (Lotha Naga people of India)

 

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