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November 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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 The law was widely disobeyed and unenforced and was only legally repealed in 2013.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

OTD in 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.

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."

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.

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.

Famous People Born On November 7

Is today is your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Adam DeVine. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1983 Adam DeVine

American Actor

Adam DeVine
Age:
38 years old
Born In:
Iowa, USA

1973 Yunjin Kim

South Korean-American Actress

Yunjin Kim
Age:
48 years old
Born In:
Seoul, South Korea

Special Holidays On November 7

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

November 7: National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

November 7: National Hug A Bear Day

National Hug A Bear Day

November 7 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Anyone born in November has the Topaz birthstone. Did you know that in the Middle Ages, topaz was ground into a powder and mixed with wine to guarantee a good night’s sleep?

If you were lucky enough to be born on November 7th, you were likely conceived around February 14th, the same year.

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