Today In History – 7 November

Important Events

1492 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact.

1872 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later

1917 [OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government.

1931 Chinese People’s Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

2000 Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore is inconclusive; the result, in Bush’s favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court

Today In Film & TV

1932 1st broadcast of “Buck Rogers in the 25th century” on CBS-radio

Today In Music

1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

Today In Sports

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

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