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November 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 7

November 7th is also known as Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day and Hug A Bear Day.

Today marks day 311 of the year, and we have 54 days left of the year.

People who were born on November 7th all share the Scorpio zodiac sign.

If today is your birthday or a special day for you, then you’ll want to know all the interesting things that happened on this very day in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1800, Paris barred women from legally wearing pants? The law was widely disobeyed and unenforced and was only legally repealed in 2013.

Keep reading for more facts about November 7th in history!

What Happened On November 7 In History?


Hilary Clinton made history when she became the first-ever First Lady to win a seat for the Democrats in the Senate.

Source BBC

President Eisenhower won his second term with the most significant Republican win since Abraham Lincoln’s in 1860.

Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States of America, and he won with 34 million votes, winning in a total of 41 states, and he obtained 457 electoral college votes.
Source BBC

The opera company The Deutsche Opernhaus (now know as Deutsche Oper Berlin) was founded. They opened with a performance of The Deutsche Opernhaus


The English explorer Verney Cameron became the first European to cross Africa from east to west.


Paris barred women from legally wearing pants.

There were some exceptions like horse riding and bicycling. The law wasn't annulled until 2013.

The Stoughton Musical Society, the oldest musical society in the US, was formed.

They also won the nation's first singing contest in 1790.

John Austin became the last person to be publicly hanged on London’s Tyburn Gallows.

The hanging took place in Tyburn Village, which had been the official site for hangings for nearly 600 years. Future hangings would take place outside of Newgate at the "New Drop".

Lord Dunmore promised freedom to every slave who will enlists into the British Army.


The London Gazette published its first edition under the name The Oxford Gazette.

It is the longest running and continuously published newspaper in the UK. King Charles II moved his court to Oxford to get away from London's plague in 1666 and established the government paper there. Once the plague subsided, he moved himself, his court, the paper, and the paper's name to London.

French scientist Pierre Gassendi, using Johannes Kepler’s predictions, became the first person to witness Mercury’s transit between the Earth and the Sun.

Source NASA

The Ensisheim Meteorite – the oldest meteorite with an observed fall – struck the Earth in France.

OTD in 1492: The Ensisheim Meteorite - the oldest meteorite with an observed fall - struck the Earth in France.
Named after the village it landed in, the meteorite weighed 280 lbs (127kg) and is on display at a local museum.

Did you know that on this day, November 7th 1800, Paris barred women from legally wearing pants?