Today in History, English
Today in History, English

126991November 7Event1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.
126992November 7Event1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.
126993November 7Event1944 – A passenger train derails in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico from excessive speed when descending a hill. Sixteen people are killed and 50 are injured.
126994November 7Event1944 – Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, is hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.
126995November 7Event1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.
126996November 7Event1949 – The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), oldest offshore oil platform.
126997November 7Event1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
126998November 7Event1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
126999November 7Event1963 – Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
127000November 7Event1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.
127001November 7Event1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
127002November 7Event1973 – The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
127003November 7Event1975 – In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Colonel Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then house-arrested army chief and future president Maj-Gen. Ziaur Rahman. The day i
127004November 7Event1983 – 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.
127005November 7Event1987 – In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
127006November 7Event1987 – Singapore's first Mass Rapid Transit line was opened, starting with train services between Yio Chu Kang and Toa Payoh stations.
127007November 7Event1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
127008November 7Event1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.
127009November 7Event1989 – East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.
127010November 7Event1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
127011November 7Event1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.
127012November 7Event1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.
127013November 7Event1996 – NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.
127014November 7Event2000 – Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady (former or current) to win a competitive election for public office in the United States.
127015November 7Event2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
127016November 7Event2000 – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
127017November 7Event2001 – SABENA, the national airline of Belgium, goes bankrupt.
127018November 7Event2002 – Iran bans advertising of United States products.
127019November 7Event2004 – Iraq War: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
127020November 7Event2007 – Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

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