1837: Abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is killed by a mob in Alton, Illinois as he was trying to protect his printing shop from being destroyed again. It had previously been destroyed on two previous occasions.
1861: General Ulysses S. Grant overtakes a Confederate camp in Belmont, Missouri but have to retreat when Confederate reinforcements show up.
1893: The state of Colorado becomes the second state in the United States to give women the right to vote.
1900: In Cuba, the People’s Party is founded.
1941: While evacuating the wounded and refugees, the Soviet hospital ship Armenia is attacked and sunk by German planes. It’s been estimated that 5,000 people died in the attack.
1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected for a fourth term as President of the U.S.A
1957: The conclusion of the Gaither Report is that America needs more nuclear missiles and more fallout shelters.
1967: The first elected African-American may of a major American city is Carl B. Stokes after he’s elected Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.
1967: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is established when United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.
1973: The veto of the War Powers Resolution by President Nixon is overturned when the U.S Congress overrides it.
1996: The Mars Global Surveyor is launched by NASA.
Famous Birthdays on November 7
Polish chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Marie Curie is born in 1867.
American actress Lucille La Verne is born in 1872.
American actress Leatrice Joy is born in 1893.
American historian and author Margaret Leech is born in 1893.
French novelist, philosopher and Nobel Prize laureate, Albert Camus is born in 1913.
American actor and screenwriter Archie Campbell is born in 1914.
Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is born in 1943.
American general and Director of the CIA, David Petraeus is born in 1952.