Today in History
Listings for Thursday, November 7, 2019.
- 994 Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian, jurist, writer of Islamic Spain
- 1867 Marie Sklodowska Curie, discovered radium (Nobel 1903 & 1911).
- 1867 Madame Curie
- 1903 Konrad Lorenz, zoologist, ethologist, writer (Nobel 1973)
- 1903 Dean Jagger
- 1918 Billy Graham, evangelist
- 1918 Billy Graham
- 1922 Al Hirt
- 1926 Joan Sutherland
- 1943 Joni Mitchell
- 1959 Keith Lockhart
- 1972 Jason and Jeremy London
- National Day in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
- 1805 Lewis and Clark first sight the Pacific Ocean.
- 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan.
- 1872 Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; found abandoned 4 weeks later
- 1875 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa from sea to sea.
- 1885 Canada completes its own transcontinental railway.
- 1917 October Revolution overthrows Russian Provisional Government
- 1918 Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rocket
- 1940 The Tacoma Narrows bridge collapses after only four months following dedication.
- 1983 Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
That's all for today.