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Notable Historical Events for November 7th

1942First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French

18741st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

1916Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative

1848General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

1995Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

1931Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

200741st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

1876Pres Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)

1512Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

1944FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)

November 7th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 7th

1879Leon Trotsky[Leib Bronstein], Bronshtein, Russian Empire, Russian revolutionary and Theorist [OS 26-10-1879], (d. 1940)

1913Albert Camus, Algeria, author (The Just-Nobel 1957), (d. 1960)

15Agrippina the Younger [Julia Agrippina], Oppidum Ubiorum, Roman Empress (sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero)

1943Michael Spence, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1996Lorde [Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor], Auckland, New Zealand Singer (Royals)

1975Marcus Luttrell, Houston Texas, United States Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor")

November 7th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 7th

1984FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafa├▒e in Buenos Aires

1951Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

November 7th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on November 7th

1982Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 7th divorce from politician John Warner

1934Actress Gloria Swanson (35) divorces Michael Farmer after 3 years of marriage

November 7th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on November 7th

1962Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC

2011Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer, dies of liver cancer at 67

1913Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (b. 1823)

1908Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42

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