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TODAY in HISTORY: November 7


Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Nov 07

 

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1916 - Jeannette Rankin becomes first woman elected to U.S. Congress.

 

1917 - Russian Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky in Petrograd.

 

1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected for a record fourth term as U.S. president.

 

1962 - Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, died. She served for several years as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

 

1992 - Alexander Dubcek, the Czechoslovak leader who sought to instal "socialism with a human face" in the Prague Spring of 1968, put down by Soviet tanks, died from injuries suffered in a car crash.

 

2001 - The Belgian national airline Sabena filed for bankruptcy -- the first European flag carrier to do so in the upheaval to the industry caused by the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

 

2002 - The population of Gibraltar overwhelmingly voted 'No' in a referendum on a British-Spanish plan to share sovereignty over the British colony.

 

2003 - In Colombia, pro-government congressman Arcangel Clavijo was killed by three gunmen outside Cali.

 

2007 - Jokela school shooting in Finland.

 

2016 - Musician Leonard Cohen dies.

 

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