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.
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 The law was widely disobeyed and unenforced and was only legally repealed in 2013.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 interesting facts about November 7th in history!
What Events Happened On November 7 In History?
2000 Hilary Clinton made history when she became the first-ever First Lady to win a seat for the Democrats in the Senate.
1956 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.
1912 The opera company The Deutsche Opernhaus (now know as Deutsche Oper Berlin) was founded. They opened with a performance of The Deutsche Opernhaus
1893 Colorado became the second US state to give women the right to vote.
The first state to change in favor of women's suffrage was Wyoming in 1890, and Colorado wasn't far behind. The matter was decided in Colorado through a public referendum. About 55% of Colorado's population came out to vote, with women's suffrage winning with just over half the votes.
1875 The English explorer Verney Cameron became the first European to cross Africa from east to west.
1800 Paris barred women from legally wearing pants.
There were some exceptions like horse riding and bicycling. The law wasn't annulled until 2013.
1786 The Stoughton Musical Society, the oldest musical society in the US, was formed.
They also won the nation's first singing contest in 1790.
1783 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."
1775 Lord Dunmore promised freedom to every slave who will enlists into the British Army.
1665 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.
1631 French scientist Pierre Gassendi, using Johannes Kepler’s predictions, became the first person to witness Mercury’s transit between the Earth and the Sun.
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.
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