Here’s What Happened On This Day in History: November 7

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Here's what happened on this day in history November 7
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ON THIS DAY


1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

Thomas Nast's cartoon "Third Term Panic"

Thomas Nast’s cartoon “Third Term Panic” (Inspired by the tale of a The Ass in the Lion’s Skin) and a rumor of President Grant seeking a third term, the Democratic donkey aka “Caesarism” panics the other political animals-including a Republican Party elephant at the left.






1893 – Women’s suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.

Votes for Women pennant

Votes for Women pennant.






1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

Loading airmail, late 1930s, Detroit

Loading airmail, late 1930s, Detroit.






1913 – The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.

Cleveland after the blizzard

Cleveland after the blizzard.






1929 – In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.

the metropolitan museum of art

The Metropolitan Museum of art.






1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin at the Yalta Conference, February 1945

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin at the Yalta Conference, February 1945.






1983 – United States Senate bombing: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.

United States Capitol

The western front of the United States Capitol. The Neoclassical style building is in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill, at the east end of the National Mall. The Capitol was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.






1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.

NYC Mayor David Dinkins

NYC Mayor David Dinkins.






1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.

Johnson and Mayor Richard Riordan in 1995

Johnson and Mayor Richard Riordan in 1995.






1996 – NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.

Artist concept of the Mars Global Surveyor.

Artist concept of the Mars Global Surveyor.






2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case, electing George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.

President George W. Bush Addresses Joint Session of Congress, 09/20/2001.

President George W. Bush Addresses Joint Session of Congress, 09/20/2001.