Today in History

Listings for Thursday, November 7, 2019.


  • 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.

Today In History