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Notable Historical Events for November 7th

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

1811Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

1820James Monroe re-elected US president

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

1962Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

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

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

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

1991Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

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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)

1943Michael Spence, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 7th

1957Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

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

November 7th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on November 7th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on November 7th

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

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

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

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

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