Today in History - November 7

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739        Nov 7, Willibrord (81), [Clemens], 1st bishop of Utrecht (695-739) and saint, died in Luxembourg.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willibrord)

921        Nov 7, Treaty of Bonn: East France and West France recognized each other.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

994        Nov 7, Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian, jurist, author of Islamic Spain, was born.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1225        Nov 7, Engelbert I (40), the Saint, archbishop of Cologne, was murdered.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1492        Nov 7, A meteorite landed in Ensisheim, Germany. Emperor Maximilian visited Ensisheim 15 days after the fall and ordered that the Ensisheim meteorite be preserved in the local church. A piece of the stone was put up for auction in 2007.
    (www.meteorite.fr/en/basics/history.htm)(Econ, 10/27/07, p.96)

1504        Nov 7, Columbus returned to Spain following his 4th voyage after suffering a shipwreck at Jamaica. Columbus brought back cocoa beans and chocolate drinks soon became a favorite in the Spanish court. In 2005 Martin Dugard authored “The Last Voyage of Columbus."
    (EWH, 1968, p.390)(WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R49)(SSFC, 6/26/05, p.C1)

1512        Nov 7, Giuliano de Medici fired Niccolo Machiavelli from civil service in Florence.
    (ON, 11/04, p.4)

1519        Nov 7, University of Leuven condemned the teachings of Rev. Martin Luther.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1573        Nov 7, Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), died.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1631        Nov 7, Pierre Gassendi observed a transit of Mercury as predicted by Kepler.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1633        Nov 7, Cornelis Drebbel, physicist, chemist, inventor (submarine), died.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1637        Nov 7-1637 Nov 8, Anne Hutchinson (b.1591) and her followers were tried as heretics and banished from the Mass Bay colony to Rhode Island.
    (http://law.jrank.org/pages/2329/Anne-Hutchinson-Trials-1637-1638.html)(WSJ, 11/25/08, p.A13)

1651        Nov 7, King Louis XIV of France (13) was declared of full age.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1665        Nov 7, The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, was first published.
    (HN, 11/7/98)

1667        Nov 7, Jean Racine's "Andromaque," premiered in Paris.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1692        Nov 7, Johannes G Schnabel, German author and surgeon (Insel Felsenburg), was born.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1722        Nov 7, Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premiered in London.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1775        Nov 7, Lord Dunmore promised freedom to male slaves who would join the British army.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1796        Nov 7, Catharina II (67), "the Great", tsarina of Russia (1762-96), died.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1805        Nov 7, Lewis and Clark vamped opposite Pillar Rock, between Brookfield and Dahlia, Washington, west of Jim Crow Point, in the estuary of the Columbia River.
    (http://lewisandclarktrail.com/section2/ndcities/timeline1805.htm)

1811        Nov 7, Gen. William Henry Harrison won a battle against the Shawnee Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in the Indiana territory. Tenskwatawa, the brother of Shawnee leader Tecumseh, was engaged in the Battle of the Wabash, aka Battle of Tippecanoe, in spite of his brother’s strict admonition to avoid it. The battle near the Tippecanoe River with the regular and militia forces of Indiana Territory Governor William Henry Harrison, took place while Tecumseh was out of the area seeking support for a united Indian movement. The battle, which was a nominal victory for Harrison’s forces, effectively put an end to Tecumseh’s dream of a pan-Indian confederation. Harrison’s leadership in the battle also provided a useful campaign slogan for his presidential bid in 1840.
    (HFA, ‘96, p.46)(HNQ, 5/28/98)(HN, 11/7/98)

1814        Nov 7, Andrew Jackson attacked and captured Pensacola, Florida, defeating the Spanish and driving out a British force.
    (HN, 11/7/98)

1837        Nov 7, A mob attack on the Alton, Illinois, office newspaper editor Elijah P. Lovejoy (34) and the subsequent killing of Lovejoy was inspired by the editor’s anti-slavery writings. Several persons were indicted in the killing, but they were found not guilty. Lovejoy was killed while defending a newly arrived printing press.  People opposed to Lovejoy‘s mission had already destroyed three previous presses.
    (HNQ, 3/18/99)(HNQ, 6/26/00)

1848        Nov 7, General Zachary Taylor was elected president of US. Millard Fillmore was vice-president. With the exception of South Carolina, who left the selection of electors to its legislature, the election of 1848 marked the first time in which every state in the union voted for President and Vice President on the same day: Taylor won election over Cass, capturing 163 of the 290 electoral votes cast. Zachary Taylor, a Southerner, a slaveholder and the hero of the Mexican War, had been nominated by the Party as a candidate for president of the US. He was an inoffensive candidate in the anxious years leading up to the Civil War because he had never taken a position on a political issue or even cast a vote in his life. During his 16 months as president, Congress addressed the explosive issue of slavery’s expansion to the west with the Compromise of 1850, but Taylor himself never had the opportunity to act on this issue.
    (http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/U.S._presidential_election,_1848)(HNPD, 7/11/98)

1857        Nov 7, Dennistoun, Cross and Co., an American bank with branches in Liverpool, Glasgow, New York and New Orleans, collapsed taking with it the Western Bank of Scotland with 98 branches. In the last three months of this year there were 135 bankruptcies.
    (Econ, 4/12/14, p.52)

1861        Nov 7, Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches an unsuccessful raid on Belmont, Missouri.
    (HN, 11/7/02)
1861        Nov 7, Union forces captured the Hilton Head-Beaufort-Port Royal area of Southern Carolina.
    (Smith., 4/95, p.14)(HN, 11/7/98)

1862        Nov 7, The body of exiled Bahadur Shah Zafar II was lowered into an unmarked grave in Rangoon (Burma-Myanmar). Zafar II, the last Mughal emperor in India, was deposed in the 1857 sepoy mutiny. In 2006 William Dalrymple authored “The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857."
    (Econ, 11/11/06, p.96)

1863          Nov 7, The Battle of Rappahannock Station, Va., was fought.
    (http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/va043.htm)

1867        Nov 7, Marie Curie (d.1934), Polish-born French scientist, was born in Warsaw as Marya Salomee Sklodowska. Her discoveries included polonium, radium, which she isolated from pitchblende, and the radioactivity of thorium. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1903 with her husband, and in chemistry in 1911. "You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity."
    (AHD, 1971, p.323)(AP, 10/26/98)(HN, 11/7/98)

1872        Nov 7, US cargo ship Mary Celeste set sail from NY on a journey which ended when it was found mysteriously abandoned the following month.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1874        Nov 7, The elephant first appeared as a political icon in a Thomas Nast cartoon in Harper’s Weekly. The Republican Party was symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon drawn by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly magazine.
    (Hem, 8/96, p.84)(AP, 11/7/97)

1875        Nov 7, Verney Cameron became the 1st European to cross equatorial Africa.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1876        Nov 7, The presidential vote between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden was very close and the Florida result looked like it would determine the national outcome. In 1974 Prof. Jerrell Shofner authored “Nor Is It Over," a study of the 1876 election. In 2003 Roy Morris Jr. authored “Fraud of the Century." Louisiana was stolen for Hayes. 13,000 Tilden votes were discounted in Louisiana by a bribe-taking election board.
    (WSJ, 12/11/00, p.A18)(WSJ, 2/3/03, p.D6)
1876        Nov 7, Rutherford B. Hayes was elected 19th president of the US. Because of the closeness of the race he became president only by a deal with Southern conservatives to end Federal occupation of the South, i.e. the Hayes-Tildon Compromise. Samuel J. Tilden (D) won the popular vote. Hayes carried the electoral college by one vote. Lemonade Lucy, wife of Pres. Hayes, later received the 1st Siamese cat in the US.
    (HN, 11/7/99)(WSJ, 4/10/00, p.A20)(SFC, 8/5/00, p.B4)(SSFC, 10/17/04, p.M3)
1876        Nov 7, Edward Bouchet became the 1st black to receive a PhD in US college at Yale.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1879        Nov 7, Leon Davidovitsj Trotsky, [Leib Bronstein], Russian revolutionary, was born. [see Oct 26, Nov 8]
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1881        Nov 7, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, two participants in Tombstone, Arizona’s, famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, were jailed as the hearings on what happened in the fight grew near.
    (HN, 11/7/98)

1885        Nov 7, The Canadian Pacific Railway completed its transcontinental rail line with the last spike driven at the Rocky Mountain town of Craigellachie.
    (SFEM, 10/10/99, p.46)(ON, 11/07, p.12)

1893        Nov 7, The state of Colorado granted women residents the right to vote.
    (AP, 11/7/97)
1893        Nov 7, In Barcelona, Spain, 23 people including 9 women, were killed at Liceo Opera House by a bomb thrown by anarchist Salvador Franch.
    (http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/vizetelly/vizetelly7.html)

1900        Nov 7, Heinrich Himmler, Head of the Nazi SS and organizer of extermination camps in Eastern Europe, was born.
    (HN, 11/7/98)
1900        Nov 7, Efrem Kurtz, conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), was born in St Petersburg, Russia.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1903        Nov 7, Konrad Lorenz, pioneering zoologist, was born. He won a Nobel prize in 1973.
    (HN, 11/7/00)(MC, 11/7/01)
1903        Nov 7, President Theodore Roosevelt recognized the new Panama republic.
    (HNPD, 11/18/98)(ON, 1/00, p.3)

1907        Nov 7, General Electric was re-instated as a component of the Dow Jones. Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co. was removed from the Dow Jones. GE had entered the appliance business this year.
    (WSJ, 5/28/96, p.R45)(WSJ, 5/15/08, p.A1)

1910        Nov 7, Leo Tolstoy (b.1828), Russian earl and writer (War & Peace), died at the rural Astapovo train station [OS, NS=Nov 20]. In 1967 Henri Troyat’s “Tolstoy" became available in English. In 2007 Leah Bendavid-Val authored “Song Without Words: The Photographs and Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy." In 2011 Rosamund Bartlett authored “Tolstoy: A Russian Life."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy)(WSJ, 12/1/07, p.W10)(SSFC, 12/4/11, p.F4)

1913        Nov 7, Albert Camus (d.1960), French philosopher, novelist, and dramatist best known for his book "The Stranger" (1942) was born on an Algerian farm.
    (WSJ, 12/12/97, p.A16)(HN, 11/7/98)

1914        Nov 7, Japan attacked a German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1915        Nov 7, An Austrian submarine torpedoed the Italian passenger ship Ancona, and 272 were killed.
    (www.theshipslist.com/ships/descriptions/ShipsA.html)

1916        Nov 7, President Woodrow Wilson was re-elected over Charles Evans Hughes, but the race was so close that all votes had to be counted before an outcome could be determined, so the results were not known until November 11. President Woodrow Wilson was elected for a second term largely because he had successfully kept America out of the war that was raging in Europe since 1914. His campaign slogan was: "He kept us out of the war." Wilson beat Charles Evans Hughes, a former Supreme Court Justice with an electoral college vote of 277-254. Wilson’s victory in California, 13 electoral votes, by 3,773 votes gave him 277 electoral votes to 254 for Hughes. Wilson carried the popular vote 9.1 million to 8.5 for Hughes.
    (HN, 11/7/98)(HNPD, 2/24/99)(SFC, 10/9/99, p.A21)(SFEC, 10/29/00, p.A1) (SFC, 11/10/00, p.A3)
1916        Nov 7, Republican Jeannette Rankin (R-Montana), lifelong feminist and pacifist of Montana, became the first woman elected to Congress. As legislative secretary of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Rankin helped the women of Montana win the vote in 1914, six years before all American women won the vote. Rankin was elected as a delegate-at-large to the U.S. House of Representatives. During her first term in Washington (1917-1919), Rankin strongly supported isolationism--she was one of 49 members of Congress to vote against war with Germany in 1917. Rankin served another term in the House of Representatives from 1941 to 1943, where she created a furor as the only legislator to vote against declaring war on Japan after the Pearl Harbor raid. This unpopular stand ended her political career, but Rankin remained politically active, even leading a 1968 march to protest American involvement in Vietnam. Jeanette Rankin died in 1973.
    (AP, 11/7/97)(HN, 11/7/98)(HNPD, 11/6/98)
1916        Nov 7, Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warned the czar of an uprising.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1917        Nov 7, British General Sir Edmond Allenby broke the Turkish defensive line in the Third Battle of Gaza.
    (HN, 11/7/98)
1917        Nov 7, (October 25 old style Julian calendar then used by Russia) The provisional government of Premier Aleksandr Kerensky fell to the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. He called his followers the Bolsheviks, meaning the majority, when they formed for a short period the majority of a revolutionary committee. The Bolsheviks became a majority of the ruling group, but they were only a small part of the total Russian population. Decades of czarist incompetence and the devastation of World War I had wrecked the Russian economy and in March 1917, Czar Nicholas II abdicated. Kerensky's provisional government struggled to maintain power until Lenin's Bolshevik followers stormed Petrograd and seized all government operations. Lenin and his lieutenant, Leon Trotsky, quickly confiscated land and nationalized industry and in March 1918, Russia withdrew from World War I by signing the humiliating Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. Bloody civil war raged in Russia for the next two years as the anti-Bolshevik White Army battled the Communists for control. [see Nov 6] This day became a national holiday and continued until it was abolished in late 2004.
    (CFA, '96, p.58)(V.D.-H.K.p.260-261)(AP, 11/7/97)(HNPD, 11/7/98)(AP, 11/4/05)

1918        Nov 7, Billy Graham, evangelist, was born in Charlotte, N.C. He later led the Evangelical Christians, a group that numbered 35% of all Americans.
    (SFEC, 10/20/96, Par, p.4)(SFEC, 9/21/97, Z1 p.3)
1918        Nov 7, Goddard demonstrated tube-launched solid propellant rockets.
    (MC, 11/7/01)
1918        Nov 7, During World War I, an erroneous report that an armistice had been signed set off celebrations across the country. The armistice was signed on Nov 11.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
1918         Nov 7, The Yugoslav National Conference at Geneva decided on the union of Croatia and Slovenia with Serbia and Montenegro. [see Dec 1]
    (BWH, 1988)

1919        Nov 7, US police raided offices of Union of Russian Workers.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1921        Nov 7, Benito Mussolini declared himself to be leader of the National Fascist Party.
    (HN, 11/7/98)

1922        Nov 7, Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter, was born in New Orleans, La.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1926        Nov 7, Joan Sutherland, operatic singer, was born in Sydney, Australia. She retired in 1990 and in 1998 published her autobiography.
    (WSJ, 3/25/98, p.A20)(HN, 11/7/98)(MC, 11/7/01)

1928        Nov 7, Norton David Zinder, biologist, was born.
    (HN, 11/7/00)

1929        Nov 7, Benny Andersen, Danish writer, poet and jazz musician, was born.
    (HN, 11/7/00)
1929        Nov 7, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened to the public.
    (AP, 11/7/97)(WSJ, 3/24/98, p.A20)

1931        Nov 7, Mao Tse Tung proclaimed the Chinese People's Republic.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1933        Nov 7, Pennsylvania voters overturned blue law, by permitting Sunday sports.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1936        Nov 7, Gwyneth Jones, soprano (Die Walkure, Isolde), was born, Pontnewyndd, Wales.
    (MC, 11/7/01)
1936        Nov 7, The Battle of Madrid began.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Civil_War,_1936)
1936        Nov 7, In Spain as Franco’s army besieged Madrid, Santiago Carrillo (1915-2014) was appointed Councilor for Public Order in Madrid. His first act was to organize the execution of more than 2,000 imprisoned army officers, suspected of being “fifth-columnists."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_Carrillo)(Econ, 9/13/14, p.90)

1937        Nov 7, Mary Travers, folk singer (Peter, Paul and Mary), was born in Louisville, Ky.
    (SSFC, 2/15/04, Par p.18)

1938        Nov 7, Ernst vom Rath (29), a German diplomat in Paris, was shot and mortally wounded by a 17-year-old Polish Jewish youth, Herschel Grynszpan, who had fled from Germany to France. Rath died after two days and news of his death triggered Nazi reprisals.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_vom_Rath)

1940        Nov 7, The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, nicknamed "Galloping Gertie," collapsed during a windstorm. In 1950 a new fortified bridge was built on the original piers.
    (AP, 11/7/08)(ON, 6/09, p.9)

1941        Nov 7,    British air attacks hit Berlin, Mannheim and Ruhrgebied.
    (MC, 11/7/01)
1941        Nov 7, Russians paraded across Red Square commemorating the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and afterward went directly to the front to defend Moscow from the approaching Nazi forces.
    (AP, 11/7/10)

1942        Nov 7, FDR became the 1st US president to broadcast in a foreign language, French.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1943        Nov 7, Joni Mitchell, singer, songwriter, was born as Roberta J. Anderson in Alberta, Canada.   
    (HN, 11/7/00)(MC, 11/7/01)
1943        Nov 7, British troops launched a limited offensive along the coast of Burma.
    (HN, 11/7/98)

1944        Nov 7, President Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.
    (AP, 11/7/97)(HN, 11/7/98)
1944          Nov 7, Richard Sorge and Ozaki Hozumi were hanged in Tokyo after being convicted as spies for the Soviet Union.
    (http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Richard+Sorge)
1944        Nov 7, A train derailed at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and about 16 people died.
    (Internet)

1946        Nov 7, Willis Linn Jepson (b.1867), “Profound Scholar, Inspiring Teacher, Indefatigable Botanical Explorer," died in Berkeley, Ca. “In the ordered beauty of nature he found enduring communion."
    (http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/history/biog/jepson/jepson_the_botany_man.html)

1949        Nov 7, Costa Rica adopted a constitution that prohibited a standing army.
    (SFEC, 11/17/96, Z. 1 p.2)(http://tinyurl.com/7s7uc)
1949        Nov 7, King Faruk disbanded the Egyptian parliament.
    (MC, 11/7/01)
1949        Nov 7, Soviet Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky was appointed minister of defense and commander-in-chief of he Polish army.
    (EWH, 1968, p.1200)

1950        Nov 7, Alexa Canady, first female African American neurosurgeon, was born.
    (HN, 11/7/98)

1952        Nov 7, Felix Bloch (47) of Stanford Univ. and E.M. Purcell (40) of Harvard won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on measuring the magnetic properties of atomic particles.
    (SFC, 10/8/01, p.A17)

1954        Nov 7, A US spy plane was shot down North of Japan.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1962        Nov 7, Richard M. Nixon, who failed in a bid to become governor of California, held what he called his last press conference, telling reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."
    (AP, 11/7/97)
1962        Nov 7, Former first lady (1933-1945) Eleanor Roosevelt (b.1884) died in New York City and was buried near her husband at their estate in Hyde Park, New York. [see Nov 10]
    (AP, 11/7/97)(SFEC, 2/7/99, Par p.7)(HNPD, 10/11/99)(MC, 11/7/01)

1963        Nov 7, The film “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" premiered at Hollywood’s new Cinerama Theatre in a lengthy 195 minute version.
    (WSJ, 2/13/02, p.A1)

1965        Nov 7, Friedrich Wildgans (52), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1966        Nov 7, Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1967        Nov 7, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
    (AP, 11/7/97)(HN, 11/7/98)
1967        Nov 7, Carl Stokes (1927-1996) was elected the first black mayor of a major city -- Cleveland, Ohio. He served two terms as mayor from 1967 to 1971 and was a leading advocate for increased federal aid to American cities. After serving as mayor, Stokes became a television commentator and later a judge in Cleveland.
    (AP, 11/7/97)(HNQ, 1/9/03)
1967        Nov 7, John Nance Garner (98), (VP-D, 1933-41), died.
    (MC, 11/7/01)
1967        Nov 7, Juan Tomas Perez (71), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/7/01)

1972        Nov 7, President Richard Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1972)(AP, 11/7/97)
1972        Nov 7, Jesse Helms (1921-2008) of North Carolina, who had switched to the Republican Party in 1970, was elected to the US Senate, the first Republican from NC in the 20th century.
    (SFC, 7/4/08, p.A2)
1972        Nov 7, California voters passed Proposition 20 allowing the creation of the Coastal Commission to regulate construction along the coast. In 2002 a state appeals court ruled it unconstitutional.
    (http://igs.berkeley.edu/library/htCoastalCommission2003.html)(SFC, 12/31/02, p.A1)
1972        Nov 7, In California Prop. 17 authorized the death penalty in the state Constitution with a 67.5 majority vote.
    (SFC, 10/2/14, p.D2)
1972        Nov 7, Delaware elected Joseph Biden (b.1942) as one of its US Senators. Biden was re-elected in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996 and 2002.
    (SSFC, 8/24/08, p.A15)

1973        Nov 7, Partly in response to the Vietnam debacle, the US Congress passed the War Powers Resolution requiring the President to obtain the support of Congress within 90 days of sending American troops abroad. Congress overrode President Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limited a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval. The act allowed Congress to bring troops home within 60 days unless deployment was approved or war was declared.
    (AP, 11/7/98)(www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index-1969.html)

1974         Nov 7, Richard John Bingham (39), the Seventh Earl of Lucan, disappeared after nanny Sandra Rivett was battered to death in the family's home in London's wealthy Belgravia district.  Lady Lucan escaped with severe head wounds. In 2001 Muriel spark authored "Aiding and Abetting," a novel based on Lucan’s imagined reappearance. In 2003 former policeman Duncan MacLaughlin claimed in the book, "Dead Lucky," that Lucan lived in India under the name Barry Halpin in India from 1975 until his death in 1996.
    (SSFC, 2/18/01, BR p.3)(AP, 9/8/03)

1975        Nov 7, "Wonder Woman" debuted as a pilot on ABC.
    (www.wonderwoman-online.com/abc.html)
1975        Nov 7, On the eve of the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution Capt. Valery Sablin (1939-1976) seized control of the Storozhevoy (Vigilant), a Russian destroyer in the Baltic, intending to proclaim a new revolution. The Russian air force managed to disable the vessel and Sablin was executed for the mutiny. This incident inspired Tom Clancy’s novel and the film “The Hunt for Red October."
    (WSJ, 7/1/05, p.W4)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valery_Sablin)

1976        Nov 7, NBC began airing the movie “Gone with the Wind" on TV. It showed over two nights due to its length. The event was the highest-rated television event of the season.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_in_American_television)

1978        Nov 7, By this date the CDC had confirmed 496 sporadic cases associated with outbreaks of Legionnaire's disease in the US.
    (http://tinyurl.com/35af6s)
1978        Nov 7, California voters approved Proposition 7, a Briggs initiative, which greatly expanded the kinds of cases in which the death penalty could be imposed. By 2003 the prison population was 159,390 with and annual budget of $5.3 billion. Proposition 6, a Briggs initiative calling to prevent gays and lesbians from teaching in public schools, was defeated.
    (SFC, 11/7/03, p.A21)(www.rosebirdprocon.org/pop/DeathPen.htm)
1978        Nov 7, Janet Flanner (b.1892), American writer and journalist, died.
    {Writer, USA}
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Flanner)
1978        Nov 7, Gene Tunney (b.1897), former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), died. In 2006 Jack Cavanaugh authored “Tunney: Boxing’s Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Tunney)(WSJ, 11/17/06, p.W6)

1979        Nov 7, In California Linda Ann Jozovich disappeared during a work break in Santa Clara County. In 1995 a hiker in the Los Gatos Hills discovered her jawbone and some teeth. In 2004 her skull and bones were discovered in the same area. In 2007 Terry Childs, a convicted killer serving time in Salinas, confessed to her murder.
    (SFC, 3/13/04, p.B4)(SFC, 11/2/07, p.B2)

1980        Nov 7, Steve McQueen, film actor, died in Juarez, Mexico, at age 50.
    (SFC, 3/21/98, p.E3)(AP, 11/7/00)

1981        Nov 7, Will Durant (b.1885), historian, died at age 96. He managed to complete 21 of a projected 23 chapters in his last book "Heroes of History" before his death. The book was published in 2001.
    (WSJ, 11/7/01, p.A20)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Durant)

1982        Nov 7, Gen. Kenan Evren was elected president of Turkey and continued to 1989.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenan_Evren)(AP, 1/3/12)
1982        Nov 7, Turkey ratified a new constitution. It replaced the earlier Constitution of 1961.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Turkey)

1983        Nov 7, A bomb exploded on the 2nd floor of the Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries. A caller said the bomb was an action against US aggression in Grenada and Lebanon.
    (SFC, 7/25/98, p.A6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_United_States_Senate_bombing)

1984        Nov 7, San Francisco’s memorial to the Holocaust was formally dedicated in Lincoln Park. It included a sculpture by George Segal depicting a pile of white bronze corpses.
    (SSFC, 11/8/09, DB p.46)

1987        Nov 7, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg asked President Reagan to withdraw his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing the clamor that arose over Ginsburg's admission that he had smoked marijuana on occasion.
    (AP, 11/7/97)
1987         Nov 7, Italian citizens began voting in a 2-day referendum to close down 3 nuclear power plants.
    (AP, 11/13/03)(Econ, 6/6/09, p.66)(www.radicalparty.org/ambiente/dilascia_ing.htm)
1987        Nov 7, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali became president of Tunisia after doctors declared Habib Bourguiba (84) medically unfit to govern. Mr. Ben Ali led a peaceful coup that ended the 30 year rule of Habib Bourguiba. "The Tunisians are Sunni Muslims and deny polygamy, admit abortion, and abjure the veil."
    (SFC, 5/6/96, p.A-4)(WSJ, 6/22/95, p.A-5)(SFC, 10/28/99, p.A13)

1988        Nov 7, On the eve of Election Day, Vice President George Bush confidently said the nation was "coming in behind my candidacy" while Democrat Michael Dukakis vowed to pull off a stunning "November surprise."
    (AP, 11/7/98)

1989        Nov 7, NYC elected its 1st black mayor, David N. Dinkins, and female comptroller, Elizabeth Holtzman.
    (AP, 11/7/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Dinkins)
1989        Nov 7, L. Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in Virginia, becoming the first elected black governor in US history.
    (AP, 11/7/97)
1989        Nov 7, Richard Ramirez, convicted of California's "Night Stalker" killings, was sentenced to death.
    (AP, 11/7/99)

1990        Nov 7, In some of her strongest remarks during the Persian Gulf crisis, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher warned Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that time was “running out" for a peaceful solution.
    (AP, 11/7/00)
1990        Nov 7, Lawrence Durrell (b.1912), expatriate British writer, died in France. His most famous work is the tetralogy The Alexandria Quartet (1957-1960). In 2012 Joanna Hodgkin authored “Amateurs in Eden: The Story of a Bohemian Marriage, Nancy and Lawrence Durrell."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Durrell)
1990        Nov 7, Mary Robinson was elected as 1st female president of Ireland for a 7 year term. She was later selected as the UN commissioner for human rights.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_presidential_election,_1990)(SFC, 10/31/97, p.D3)
1990        Nov 7, In Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara (b.1942) served as prime minister under Pres. Felix Houphouet-Boigny. He continued in office to 1993.
    (Econ, 4/23/11, p.52)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alassane_Ouattara)

1991        Nov 7, Basketball star Magic Johnson stunned the country as he announced that he had tested positive for the AIDS virus, and was retiring.
    (AP, 11/7/01)
1991        Nov 7, Pro- and anti-Communist rallies took place in Moscow on the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
    (AP, 11/7/01)

1992        Nov 7, Richard Yates (b.1926), US author, died in Birmingham, Ala. His books included "Revolutionary Road" (1961), and "Disturbing the Peace" (1975). In 2003 Blake Bailey authored "Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates."
    (WSJ, 7/3/03, p.D8)(www.pshares.org/issues/article.cfm?prmarticleID=3460)
1992        Nov 7, Alexander Dubcek (70), former Czechoslovak leader (1968-1969), died in a car crash. His 1968 failed attempt to loosen the Communist grip became known as the Prague Spring.
    (AP, 11/7/97)(www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/kbank/profiles/dubcek)

1993        Nov 7, President Clinton, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," assailed labor leaders who opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement, accusing them of using "naked pressure" to try to kill the pact.
    (AP, 11/7/98)

1994        Nov 7, On the eve of Election Day, President Clinton concluded an eight-day campaign odyssey with an impassioned plea for embattled Democrats, saying, "We'll go forward, we don't want to go back," even as he braced for expected Republican gains in the House and Senate.
    (AP, 11/7/99)
1994        Nov 7, James Winston Watts (90), developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, died.
    (www.answers.com/topic/1936)

1995        Nov 7, In a Japanese courtroom, three American military men admitted to the ambush-rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl, an attack that outraged the Japanese and strained security ties between Japan and the US. The men later received prison sentences ranging from six and a-half to seven years.
    (AP, 11/7/00)
1995        Nov 7, John Patrick (b.1905), screenwriter, died.
    (http://entertainment.msn.com/celebs/celeb.aspx?c=144909)

1996        Nov 7, The U.S. liquor industry voted to drop its decades-old voluntary ban on broadcast advertising.
    (AP, 11/7/97)
1996        Nov 7, Michael Norton, chief of Kona Kai Farms in Berkeley, was indicted on charges of money laundering and wire fraud in connection with selling cheaper coffee as Hawaiian Kona Coffee.
    (SFC, 11/19/96, p.A1)
1996        Nov 7, CSX raised its bid to $8.4 billion for Conrail. Norfolk Southern then raised its bid to $10 billion.
    (WSJ, 1/2/97, p.R2)
1996        Nov 7, Merck researchers announced a new class of antibiotics that attack bacteria that have grown resistant to current drugs.
    (WSJ, 11/8/96, p.A1)
1996        Nov 7, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on a mission to map the surface of the Red Planet. It went into orbit around Mars in 2001.
    (AP, 11/7/97)
1996        Nov 7, In Albania former Communist secret policemen were blamed for a bomb that injured a top judge and his daughter. The attack came after an appeals court upheld prison sentences against 9 officials of the former Communist regime.
    (WSJ, 11/7/96, p.A1)
1996        Nov 7, In Belarus pres. Lukashenko will call a national referendum to obtain power to disband the legislature and extend his term of office from 5 to 7 years. His new constitution extended his office by 10 years, allowed him to appoint judges, boards and deputies, and would ban private property in the country.
    (SFC, 9/2/96, p.A14)
1996        Nov 7, In India cyclone 07B killed some 2000 in Andhra Pradesh state. Damage was estimated at $1.5 billion.
    (WSJ, 11/8/96, p.A1)(SFC, 11/12/96, p.A11)(www.emergency-management.net/cyclone.htm)
1996        Nov 7, In Mexico police and army units arrested 14 men as suspected leftist guerrillas in Oaxaca. In Chiapas state 27 members of humanitarian groups working with rebel villages received death threats.
    (SFC, 11/8/96, p.A18)
1996        Nov 7, In Nigeria Flight 086, a Boeing 727 belonging to the Aviation Development Corp., crashed near Epe east of Lagos and 141 [142] people died.
    (SFC, 11/8/96, p.A18)(AP, 11/7/97)
1996        Nov 7, Thousands of Communists marched through Moscow to mark the 79th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution.
    (AP, 11/7/97)
1996        Nov 7, In Turkmenistan the president opened a human rights agency. Some 17 government hotels stand empty on the edge of the desert. The average wage was $16 per month and the president’s son was rumored to have lost $12.5 million in one night of gambling in Spain.
    (SFC, 11/8/96, p.A14)

1997        Nov 7, In a rising war of words, the Clinton administration warned it was considering military options, including a cruise missile strike, if Iraq carried out its threat to shoot down U.N. surveillance planes.
    (AP, 11/7/98)
1997        Nov 7, Kenneth Behring, a California real estate developer, made a formal donation of $20 million to the Smithsonian Institution.
    (SFC, 11/6/97, p.A6)
1997        Nov 7, In Concord, Ca., the De La Salle High School football team under coach Bob Ladoucer won their 73rd straight game and broke a 1975 record set by Hudson, Mich., High School.
    (SFC, 11/8/97, p.A1)
1997        Nov 7, In Florida Sheila Bellush (35) was found dead by her 13-year-old daughter in her home in Sarasota with her quadruplet toddlers crawling in her blood. Samuel Gonzales (27) and Daniel Alex Rocha of San Antonio, Tx., were later arrested for conspiracy to commit murder. Police still searched for Jose Luis Del Toro (21), the man believed to have done the shooting.
    (SFC, 11/18/97, p.A9)
1997        Nov 7, It was reported that there are 12 blacks among the 594 federal lawmakers of Brazil. The country is 44% black by government count, and 70% black by a UNESCO count.
    (SFC, 11/6/97, p.D2)
1997        Nov 7, In France most truckers ended their strike after the largest signed an agreement for a 6% raise by year 2000 and a guaranteed $1700 for 200 hours of work per month.
    (SFC, 11/8/97, p.A10)
1997        Nov 7, In Iraq Saddam Hussein rejected the efforts of UN envoys to resolve the dispute over weapons inspections.
    (SFC, 11/8/97, p.A1)
1997        Nov 7, Shoichiro Toyoda (72), chairman of Toyota, planned to address the captains of Japanese industry and urge the severing of ties with the extortionists known as “sokaiya."
    (SFEC, 11/2/97, p.A18)
1997        Nov 7, In Kenya Pres. Daniel arap Moi signed a package of political and constitutional reforms that make Kenya a multiparty democracy and provide residents greater freedom of speech.
    (SFC, 11/8/97, p.A12)

1998        Nov 7, A scant four years after leading Republicans to glory, House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced he would resign not just his speakership but also his seat in the House.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
1998        Nov 7, The shuttle Discovery landed in Cape Canaveral, Fla. After 9 days in space. 77-year-old John Glenn returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery, visibly weak but elated after the mission.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, p.A2)(AP, 11/7/99)
1998        Nov 7, In Colombia Pres. Pastrana planned to complete the evacuation of government troops from a southern guerrilla stronghold for 90 days to facilitate talks with the rebel FARC. The rebels took control of 5 municipalities straddling Caqueta and Meta provinces, an area the size of Switzerland.
    (SFC, 11/7/98, p.C1)
1998        Nov 7, Japan offered more than $9 million in aid to Cuba with most of the money as a direct donation to buy rice. A 5 month drought followed by Hurricane Georges caused heavy agricultural losses.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, p.A28)

1999        Nov 7, Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments.
    (AP, 11/7/00)
1999        Nov 7, Joseph Chebet of Kenya won the NY Marathon in 2 hrs, 9 min. and 14 sec. Adriana Fernandez of Mexico won for the women in 2:25:06.
    (WSJ, 11/8/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 7, Relatives of the victims of EgyptAir Flight 990 gathered in Newport, Rhode Island, to bid them a wrenching farewell, a week after the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
    (AP, 11/7/00)
1999        Nov 7, In Chechnya Russian soldiers dislodged rebels in Bamut. 38 civilians were reported killed along with 28 Chechen fighters.
    (SFC, 11/8/99, p.C14)
1999        Nov 7, In Athens, Greece, a bomb exploded outside a Levi's jeans store. This was the 5th recent attack and was thought to be linked to an upcoming Nov 13 visit by Pres. Clinton.
    (SFC, 11/8/99, p.C14)
1999        Nov 7, In Guatemala Alfonso Portillo of the Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG) was in a close race for the presidency with Oscar Berger of the governing National Advancement (PAN). With 97.5% counted Portillo had 47.8% of the vote vs. 30.3% for Berger. The FRG won 61 0f the 110-seat Congress.
    (SFC, 11/8/99, p.A10)(SFC, 11/9/99, p.A13)(SFC, 11/11/99, p.A22)
1999         Nov 7, In Aceh, Indonesia, 500,000 people marched for independence.
    (SFC, 11/8/99, p.A14)
1999        Nov 7, In Netanya, Israel, 3 pipe bombs exploded and 33 people were wounded on the eve of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
    (SFC, 11/8/99, p.A14)
1999        Nov 7, In Mexico Francisco Labastida, the PRI candidate, led the presidential primary elections far ahead of Roberto Madrazo. Labastida (57) won 272 of the 300 districts.
    (SFC, 11/8/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/9/99, p.A12)
1999        Nov 7, In Sri Lanka the military command was shuffled after Tamil Tigers overran 10 strategic camps earlier in the week. Hundreds of soldiers were dead or missing.
    (SFC, 11/8/99, p.C14)
1999        Nov 7, Continued heavy rain in central Vietnam caused more flooding and the death toll rose to over 450.
    (SFC, 11/8/99, p.A12)

2000        Nov 7, Pres. Clinton named George Mitchell to head a fact-finding team in the Israeli-Palestinian upheaval.
    (SFC, 11/7/00, p.B2)
2000        Nov 7, In US elections Al Gore conceded to George Bush and then retracted his concession based on an early prediction of the vote in Florida, which was reversed as too close to call. Hillary Clinton won the NY Senate seat. In 2001 Bill Sammon authored "At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election" and Alan M Dershowitz authored ""Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000." Gore lost to Bush despite receiving over 500,000 more votes.
    (SFC, 11/8/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 11/8/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/18/01, p.A17)(Econ, 2/9/13, p.31)
2000        Nov 7, George Bush won Colorado by 8% points. Ralph Nader took over 5% of the vote.
    (Econ, 8/28/04, p.30)
2000        Nov 7, California voters approved Prop 39 for school bonds to pass with a 55% majority. Prop 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act, was also approved. It called for transferring drug arrestees from the criminal justice system into treatment programs. Voters approved Prop. 1A, a pro-Indian gambling measure.
    (SFC, 11/9/00, p.A1)(SFC, 11/13/00, p.A1)(SFC, 5/11/04, p.B8)
2000        Nov 7, Missouri’s late Gov. Mel Carnahan won the Senate election over Rep. John Ashcroft. Carnahan’s widow Jean had already agreed to assume the seat if her husband won.
    (SFC, 11/9/00, p.A11)
2000        Nov 7, Wisconsin voters supported Al Gore by a margin of some 5,700 votes.
    (Econ, 7/24/04, p.30)(Econ, 9/13/08, p.39)
2000        Nov 7, William Leonard Pickard (55) was arrested on charges of conspiring to operate a massive LSD lab in Wamego, Ka.
    (SSFC, 6/10/01, p.A1)
2000        Nov 7, In Denmark Queen Mother Ingrid died at age 90. She was born Ingrid Victoria Sofie Louise Margaretha at the royal castle in Stockholm as the daughter of King Gustaf VI Adolf.
    (SFC, 11/8/00, p.B7)
2000        Nov 7, In Serbia prisoner riots expanded to Pozarevac and Nis where the rape of women inmates was reported.
    (SFC, 11/8/00, p.B4)
2000        Nov 7, In Taiwan the legislature adopted bills to clear the way for a recall vote against Pres. Chen Shui-bian.
    (SFC, 11/8/00, p.B2)
2000        Nov 7, In Venezuela the congress granted Pres. Chavez fast track powers to decree laws without parliamentary debate.
    (SFC, 11/8/00, p.B5)
2000        Nov 7, In Zimbabwe white farmers appealed to the highest court on the constitutionality of the emergency powers used by Pres. Mugabe for farm seizures.
    (SFC, 11/10/00, p.A16)

2001        Nov 7, The Bush administration targeted Osama bin Laden's multimillion-dollar financial networks, closing businesses in four states, detaining U.S. suspects and urging allies to help choke off money supplies in 40 nations. Federal agents raided 2 money transfer organizations, Al Barakaat and Al Taqwa that included 10 locations in 4 states.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A1)(AP, 11/7/02)
2001        Nov 7, At the White House, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, allies in the war on terrorism, confidently offered back-to-back pledges of victory, no matter how long it took.
    (AP, 11/7/02)
2001        Nov 7, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. agreed to pay $41.5 million to head off lawsuits by states over defective tires.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A18)
2001        Nov 7, Small numbers of US forces prepared to enter southern Afghanistan for special missions.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A3)
2001        Nov 7, A special unit of Afghan and Arab “fidaiyan" fighters, was reported to be ready for suicide attacks.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A3)
2001        Nov 7, British Airways and Air France resumed Concorde jet flights. Safety changes were made following the July 25, 2000 crash.
    (SFC, 10/16/01, p.D1)(SFC, 11/8/01, p.A18)
2001        Nov 7, In Colombia FARC rebels kidnapped Mireya Mejia Araujo, a local peace counselor, and demanded $217,000 in ransom.
    (SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A15)
2001        Nov 7, Israeli lawmakers lifted Parliamentary immunity from Azmi Bishara, a representative of the Arab party Balad, for statements that allegedly threatened Israeli security. Israel ended its occupation of Ramallah and Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinians.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A19)(WSJ, 11/8/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 7, Italy pledged an aircraft carrier and 2,700 troops to help the American campaign in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A6)
2001        Nov 7, Pakistan halted the news conferences of Afghan ambassador Abdul Salam Zaeef, who used the event to announce civilian casualties caused by US bombings.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A4)
2001        Nov 7, In the Philippines tropical storm Lingling left at least 68 people dead from floods and landslides.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A20)
2001        Nov 7, In Qatar Abdullah Mubarak al-Hajiri was killed after he opened fire on US and Qatari troops guarding the Al Adid air base.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A13)
2001        Nov 7, In Spain Judge Jose Maria Lidon Corbi was shot to death as he drove out of his garage in Gexto. The ETA was held responsible.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A19)
2001        Nov 7, Taiwan ended a 50-year-old ban on direct trade and investment in China.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A19)

2002        Nov 7, In his first news conference since the midterm elections, President Bush, charting an agenda for the new Republican Congress, said that homeland security came first and that an economic-recovery plan with new tax cuts would wait until the next year.
    (AP, 11/7/03)
2002        Nov 7, Dick Gephardt stepped down as House Democratic leader in the wake of his party's election losses.
    (AP, 11/7/03)
2002        Nov 7, The US FDA approved a 20 minute easy to use AIDS test manufactured by OraSure.
    (SFC, 11/7/02, p.A4)
2002        Nov 7, In Concordia, Colombia, some 500 men and women sacked the buildings of the local government offices, political offices, and state phone operations in response to the murder of mayoral candidate Eugenio Escalante (47) by the AUC.
    (SFC, 11/19/02, p.A12)
2002        Nov 7, Rudolf Augstein (79), who founded the U.S.-style Der Spiegel newsweekly in the ruins of postwar Germany and turned it into the country's most respected magazine, died of pneumonia.
    (AP, 11/7/02)
2002        Nov 7, Nearly 99 percent of voters on Gibraltar rejected the idea of Britain sharing its colony with Spain in a stinging rebuff to any plans for joint sovereignty.
    (AP, 11/8/02)
2002        Nov 7, In Indonesia a light plane crashed on an islet off Borneo 3 minutes after it took off, killing seven of the 10 people aboard.
    (Reuters, 11/7/02)
2002        Nov 7, Latvia's parliament gave its approval to a new government headed by former Central Bank president Einars Repse, who vowed to stop corruption in the ex-Soviet Baltic republic.
    (AP, 11/7/02)
2002        Nov 7, Amnesty International and other rights groups charged that slavery by north African Arabs and Berbers and others persists in the West African nation of Mauritania, two decades after its official abolition.
    (AP, 11/7/02)

2003        Nov 7, The US and Russia signed an agreement under which Russia would retrieve, within the next 5 to 10 years, uranium from research reactors in 17 countries.
    (SSFC, 11/23/03, p.A16)
2003        Nov 7, The US Labor Dept. reported an increase of 126,000 jobs outside the farm sector for October.
    (SFC, 11/8/03, p.A1)
2003        Nov 7, The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a lesbian affair did not constitute adultery under state law.
    (SFC, 11/8/03, p.A2)
2003        Nov 7, The Cincinnati Stock Exchange, located in Chicago, renamed itself the National Stock Exchange. The CBOE owned 68% of it.
    (Econ, 11/15/03, p.69)
2003        Nov 7, Prof. Donald Griffin (88) of Harvard, leading proponent of animal consciousness, died. "There is now abundant evidence of non-human cognition and consciousness."
    (WSJ, 11/28/03, p.B1)
2003        Nov 7, France and Russia signed an accord that is intended to pave the way for the eventual launch of Russian rockets from a French launch pad in South America.
    (AP, 11/7/03)
2003        Nov 7, In Tikrit, Iraq, an Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed, apparently shot down by insurgents, killing all six U.S. soldiers aboard. 2 other soldiers were killed near Mosul.
    (AP, 11/7/03)
2003        Nov 7, The Israeli Health Ministry announced the recall of Remedia, a Kosher infant formula, following 3 reported infant deaths. A production error had cut vitamin B-1.
    (AP, 11/9/03)(WSJ, 11/12/03, p.A1)
2003        Nov 7, The first UN peace missions to Liberia's rebel-held far east found deserted towns emptied of all but looting insurgents, and terrorized civilians under rebel grip or lying rotting, dead, in the bush.
    (AP, 11/8/03)
2003        Nov 7, Arab-dominated Mauritania held a presidential vote hoping to bring the West African nation's 1st change of power without a coup. Pres. Maaoya Sid'Ahmed Taya won the vote.
    (AP, 11/6/03)(AP, 11/9/03)
2003        Nov 7, The defending champion US baseball team failed to qualify for the 2004 Athens Olympics, losing to Mexico 2-1 in the quarterfinals of a qualifying tournament in Panama City, Panama.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2003        Nov 7, Philippine security officers shot and killed the country's former top civil aviation official and a navy reserve officer as they seized the Manila airport control tower at gunpoint.
    (AP, 11/8/03)

2004        Nov 7, The NYC Marathon was won by Hendrik Ramaala of South Africa in 2:09:28; Britain’s Paula Radcliffe won the women's title in 2:23:10.
    (WSJ, 11/8/04, p.A1)(AP, 11/7/05)
2004        Nov 7, Howard Keel (85), star of MGM musicals, died.
    (SFC, 11/8/04, p.A2)
2004        Nov 7, In Egypt a passenger bus returning from Saudi Arabia collided with a truck, killing 33 people.
    (AP, 11/8/04)
2004        Nov 7, Iran and European nations reached a preliminary agreement about Iran's nuclear program at talks hoped to avoid a U.N. showdown. The UK, France and Germany persuaded Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program.
    (AP, 11/7/04)(WSJ, 2/8/05, p.A1)
2004        Nov 7, The Iraqi government declared a 60-day state of emergency throughout most of the country, as US and Iraqi forces prepared for an all-out assault on rebels in Fallujah.
    (AP, 11/7/04)
2004        Nov 7, Israeli undercover forces shot and killed 4 Palestinians in Jenin.
    (AP, 11/7/04)
2004        Nov 7, Hezbollah sent an aerial drone over northern Israel on a 1st test flight.
    (WSJ, 11/8/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 7, Machete-waving mobs looted and burned in Ivory Coast's largest cities, laying siege to a French military base and searching house to house for French families after a day of sudden clashes between forces of France and its former colony. France seized strategic control of Abidjan and deployed new forces to stop the rampage.
    (AP, 11/7/04)(SFC, 11/8/04, p.A3)
2004        Nov 7, Kashmiri separatists gave a cautious welcome on to India's offer to allow them to visit Pakistan. Thousands of people in Indian Kashmir staged a protest, alleging that soldiers had raped a 10-year-old girl and her mother.
    (Reuters, 11/7/04)
2004        Nov 7, In Macedonia voters cast ballots on a referendum that would repeal a Western-brokered law that effectively grants local autonomy to the country's ethnic Albanians. The referendum fell short of a required 50% turnout.
    (AP, 11/7/04)(WSJ, 11/8/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 7, In central Mexico gunmen, identified as local police officers, opened fire on a group of revelers returning from a weekend dance, killing 7 people, including 2 children.
    (AP, 11/9/04)
2004        Nov 7, Nicaragua held municipal elections. The leftist Sandinista Front sought to capitalize on the recent fracturing of a rival party amid ongoing attempts to remove the country's president from office. Dionisio Marenco (58) led the mayoral elections in Managua.
    (AP, 11/8/04)(AP, 11/9/04)

2005        Nov 7, President Bush met with Panamanian President Martin Torrijos in Panama City, Panama, where they discussed a free trade agreement. President Bush, in Panama, defended US interrogation practices and called the treatment of terrorism suspects lawful, saying, "We do not torture."
    (AP, 11/7/05)(AP, 11/7/06)
2005        Nov 7, The Pentagon announced that 5 foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been charged with war crimes and will face military trials, bringing to nine the number charged at Guantanamo to date.
    (AP, 11/8/05)
2005        Nov 7, A jury in Miami, Florida, found Luis Alavarez Renta, a powerful financier from the Dominican Republic, liable on 3 counts of racketeering and one count of fraudulent money transfer in a civil case stemming from his actions in the 2003 collapse of Banco Intercontinental, or Baninter.
    (WSJ, 11/9/05, p.A14)
2005        Nov 7, Oakland, Ca., pediatrician Zehra Attari went missing. On Dec 20 she was found in her car as it was pulled out of the Oakland estuary at the end of Grand St.
    (SFC, 12/22/05, p.B1)
2005        Nov 7, Fiat SpA and Ford Motor Co. said they had signed an agreement to collaborate on small cars, completing a deal to co-develop new models due in 2007 and 2008.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, Grokster Ltd., a pioneering file-sharing service founded in 2001, shut down as part of a legal settlement with the music industry.
    (WSJ, 11/8/05, p.B1)
2005        Nov 7, TV networks struck deals with cable and satellite providers allowing viewers to watch popular shows anytime they want for 99 cents per episode.
    (WSJ, 11/8/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 7, The Int’l. Energy Agency (IEA) projected growth in Middle East and North Africa Oil and Natural Gas Sectors through 2030 with enough oil in the ground to meet expected demand beyond 2030.
    (Econ, 11/12/05, p.69)
2005        Nov 7, Azerbaijan's opposition rejected the results of weekend parliamentary elections, calling them rigged and vowing to overturn the outcome of voting that foreign observers said fell short of international standards.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, At least 70 people were missing after a ferry capsized in the Bay of Bengal while sailing to Chittagong port in Bangladesh from a nearby island.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, Chinese authorities ordered all live poultry markets in Beijing to close immediately and went door-to-door seizing chickens and ducks from private homes, as the government dramatically beefed up its fight against bird flu.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, The EU agreed to monitor a Gaza-Egypt border crossing that serves as the main gate to the world for Palestinians.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, EU foreign ministers agreed to launch a three-year police training mission to help the Palestinian Authority build up a new "sustainable and effective" police force.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, Rioting by French youths spread to 300 towns overnight, and a 61-year-old man hurt in the violence died of his wounds, the first fatality in 11 days of unrest.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, India and Pakistan opened their frontier in Kashmir for earthquake relief, but police had to fire tear gas to disperse protesters who were banned from taking part in the symbolic crossing.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, India's foreign minister was stripped of his post over allegations that he benefited illegally from the UN oil-for-food program in Iraq, becoming the first political casualty of an independent report that revealed massive corruption in the effort to help Iraqis suffering under sanctions.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, Nirbhay Singh Gujjar (64), one of India's most dreaded and colorful bandits, was shot to death by police in the forests of central India, ending a nearly three-decade career in crime that included murders, kidnappings and looting.
    (AP, 11/8/05)
2005        Nov 7, Iraqi and US battled insurgents house to house, the third day of an assault against al-Qaida-led insurgents in a town near the Syrian border. US military said one Marine and at least 36 insurgents had died in the assault.
    (AP, 11/7/05)(WSJ, 11/8/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 7, A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle at a checkpoint south of Baghdad and killed four American soldiers. The US command also announced five soldiers from the elite 75th Ranger Regiment were charged with kicking and punching Iraqi detainees.
    (AP, 11/7/05)(SFC, 11/8/05, p.A3)
2005        Nov 7, Thousands of Moroccans marched through central Casablanca to demand the release of 2 Moroccan Embassy employees in Iraq who al-Qaida has threatened to kill.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, A section of a bridge under construction in southern Spain collapsed on workers, killing at least five of them.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 7, In Thailand at least three people were killed, two others injured and dozens of suspected Muslim insurgents arrested as militants attacked more than 20 government targets in the southern Yala province.
    (AP, 11/8/05)
2005        Nov 7, Police in Trinidad arrested Yasin Abu Bakr (64), an Islamic leader whose group stormed Parliament 15 years ago and took the prime minister and his Cabinet hostage.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 7, The United Nations elected five judges -- from the United States, Morocco, Mexico, New Zealand and Russia -- to the prestigious World Court, the highest judicial authority of the world body.
    (AP, 11/8/05)
2005        Nov 7, Uruguay launched a set of tax overhauls aimed to make it harder for neighboring Argentines and other foreigners to use the country as a tax haven. It was hoped to have the structure for a modern tax system in place by 2007.
    (WSJ, 11/9/05, p.A14)

2006        Nov 7, In a rout once considered almost inconceivable, Democrats won a 51st seat in the Senate and regained total control of Congress after 12 years of near-domination by the Republican Party. Almost 79 million people voted in the election, with Democrats drawing more support than Republicans for the first time in a midterm election since 1990.
    (AP, 11/9/06)
2006        Nov 7, Arizona became the first US state to defeat an amendment to ban gay marriage. The passage of Proposition 200 would entitle one voter to win $1 million just for voting in the nation’s first ballot box lottery.
    (SFC, 11/4/06, p.A1)(AP, 11/8/06)
2006        Nov 7, Jerry Brown, mayor of Oakland and former California state governor, was elected as state attorney general.
    (AP, 11/9/06)
2006        Nov 7, California voters passed Prop. 83, also known as Jessica’s Law, by 70.5% increasing sentences for sex offenders and prohibited them from residing within 2,000 feet of a school or park.
    (SFC, 10/2/14, p.D2)(SFC, 6/19/15, p.D2)
2006        Nov 7, Joe Lieberman, running as an independent, won the Connecticut Senate race over Ned Lamont with 52% of the vote.
    (Econ, 11/11/06, p.37)
2006        Nov 7, Charlie Crist was elected governor of Florida over Democrat Jim Davis.
    (http://tinyurl.com/tom9x)
2006        Nov 7, Eliot Spitzer defeated John Faso to become the first Democratic governor of New York since 1994. He faced budget gaps of almost $7 billion over the next 2 years along with a bloated Medicaid program.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ycxm58)(Econ, 11/4/06, p.37)
2006        Nov 7, Keith Ellison, a Democratic state lawmaker from Minnesota, became the first Muslim elected to Congress.
    (AP, 11/7/07)
2006        Nov 7, Missouri approved a measure backing stem cell research.
    (AP, 11/8/06)
2006        Nov 7, South Dakota rejected a law that would have banned virtually all abortions.
    (AP, 11/8/06)
2006        Nov 7, Dan Patrick, conservative talk show host from Houston, was elected to the state Senate. He planned to continue broadcasting from Austin.
    (Econ, 12/16/06, p.33)
2006        Nov 7, Bernard Sanders from Vermont was elected to the U.S. Senate over GOP opponent Richard Tarrant and became the first socialist in the U.S. Senate. He had been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont for 16 years (1991-2007). For purposes of committee assignments he is counted as a Democrat.
    (SSFC, 11/5/06, p.A8)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders)
2006        Nov 7, Voters in Seattle rejected a measure that would have require erotic dancers to stay at least four feet from patrons.
    (Reuters, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 7, Pop star Britney Spears filed for divorce from Kevin Federline.
    (AP, 11/7/07)
2006        Nov 7, In Afghanistan a suicide attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body near the vehicle of the chief of the Tanai district on the border with Pakistan. District chief Badi-ulzaman and his two police guards were wounded in the suicide attack.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, Australia's Senate narrowly voted to lift the country's ban on cloning human embryos for stem cell research. A leading expert at a crisis summit said Australia, already the world's driest inhabited continent, is in the grip of its worst drought in 1,000 years.
    (AP, 11/7/06)(AFP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, Britain's lawmakers granted posthumous pardons for soldiers executed during World War I, ending years of campaigning by the families of men condemned to death for cowardice. Dhiren Barot (34), an al-Qaida operative who planned to blow up landmark London hotels using limos packed with gas tanks, napalm and nails, and plotted to attack the New York Stock Exchange and the World Bank, was sentenced in London to life in prison.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, Rebels ambushed a police convoy in Chechnya, killing 7 police officers. Lt. Col. Nikolai Varavin, a spokesman for Russian forces in Chechnya, said that up to 700 militants continue operating in the province's mountains.
    (AP, 11/9/06)
2006        Nov 7, China and Egypt agreed to co-operate on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, state media said, in a development that could rile the United States, a traditional Cairo ally.
    (AFP, 11/8/06)
2006        Nov 7, An independent commission said it will demarcate the contested Ethiopian-Eritrean border on maps and leave the rival nations to establish the physical boundary themselves. It said both Ethiopian and Eritrean officials were invited to a November 20 meeting in The Hague to discuss the procedure.
    (Reuters, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 7, French authorities handed over to Spain Jose Javier Arizcuren Ruiz, a former leading member of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, who police blame for killing at least 15 people and planning several major attacks. Ruiz, also known as "Kantauri," was arrested in Paris in 1999 and served time in a French prison on charges of being a member of an armed group.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, A shipload of toxic waste arrived in France for disposal. It was collected from the Ivory Coast following illegal dumping last August.
    (WSJ, 11/8/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 7, In France Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber (1924), who co-founded the French newsweekly L'Express (1953) and encouraged Europe to emulate the United States, died. In 1967 Servan-Schreiber published a popular essay called "The American Challenge," which detailed the mechanisms of an economic power struggle brewing between Europe and the US.
    (AP, 11/8/06)
2006        Nov 7, A somber Saddam Hussein called on Iraqis to forgive each other, when he returned to court two days after being sentenced to death for crimes against humanity in another case. Iraq's Interior Ministry said that it has charged 57 members of the Iraqi police, including a general, in the alleged torture of hundreds of detainees at a prison in eastern Baghdad. Mortar attacks across the Tigris between Shiites and Sunnis killed 21 people. 15 bodies, victims of sectarian torture, were found south of Baghdad.
    (AP, 11/7/06)(WSJ, 11/8/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 7, Israeli tanks fired two shells at the home of the Hamas lawmaker who organized a women's protest that allowed militants to escape from a northern Gaza mosque under Israeli siege. Israeli forces ended a bloody weeklong operation in the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, leaving behind a swath of destroyed homes, uprooted trees and streets muddied with sewage water from pipes destroyed by tanks and bulldozers.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, A rare tornado tore across Japan's far north, killing nine people and leaving dozens more destitute.
    (AFP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, In Kyrgyzstan protesters demanding the Kyrgyz president's resignation clashed with government supporters, but fears of deadly violence eased after lawmakers on both sides said they had agreed on a compromise draft constitution.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, More than 15,000 white-clad supporters of Oaxaca's embattled governor marched through Oaxaca in their biggest show of strength in a six-month conflict that has left at least nine people dead.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, In Nepal peacemakers produced a deal supported by both Maoist rebels and the coalition government.
    (Econ, 11/11/06, p.49)
2006        Nov 7, In Nigeria an American and a Briton kidnapped from a ship mapping petroleum deposits off the oil-rich southern coast were released.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, Panama won a seat on the UN Security Council on the 48th ballot after US-backed Guatemala and Venezuela, led by leftist anti-American President Hugo Chavez, dropped out to end a deadlock.
    (AP, 11/7/06)’
2006        Nov 7, The UN named American diplomat Josette Sheeran the next head of the World Food Program and she said her top priorities will be to ensure no child goes to bed hungry and to reduce hunger-related deaths.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 7, The World Trade Organization (WTO) has formally approved communist Vietnam's membership of the global free trade system. The US government congratulated Vietnam for winning entry to the WTO, and urged Congress to enact regular trading ties with the communist nation.
    (AFP, 11/7/06)

2007        Nov 7, Kenny Chesney won as entertainer of the year and Carrie Underwood won as best female vocalist at the annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.
    (SFC, 11/8/07, p.A2)
2007        Nov 7, Pres. Bush met with France’s Pres. Sarkozy, who addressed the US Congress and backed Bush’s strategy to confront Iran.
    (SFC, 11/8/07, p.A8)
2007        Nov 7, Prosecutors said 2 mid-level DC government employees used phony paperwork to collect more than $16 million from illegal tax refunds, avoiding detection for at least three years while issuing more than 40 checks cashed by friends and family members in on the scam. The total stolen was later raised to some $30 million. Harriet Walters, the alleged ringleader of the scam, authorized checks to such fake companies as Bilkemor LLC.   
    (Econ, 11/24/07, p.36)(http://tinyurl.com/2o7sj5)
2007        Nov 7, The US dollar fell sharply after a Chinese parliamentarian called for his country to diversify its reserves out of weak currencies. The Canadian dollar hitched a ride on surging commodities prices to rise against a beleaguered US dollar, passing US$1.10.
    (Reuters, 11/7/07)(Econ, 11/10/07, p.93)
2007        Nov 7, General Motors posted a record loss of $39 billion, which included a $38.6 billion noncash charge related to accumulated deferred tax credits.
    (SFC, 11/8/07, p.C3)
2007        Nov 7, Morgan Stanley said it has suffered a $3.7 billion loss stemming from its US subprime mortgage exposure, which it expects will reduce fourth-quarter earnings by about $2.5 billion.
    (Reuters, 11/8/07)
2007        Nov 7, The Cosco Busan, a 65,131 ton Greek-owned container ship leased by Hanjin Shipping of South Korea, hit a protective shield at the base of a tower of the Bay Bridge. The Bridge was not damaged, but the ship suffered a gash and spilled 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil into the SF Bay. By the end of the month estimated bird deaths due to the oil topped 20,000. The cleanup cost was later estimated at some $61 million. A year later federal authorities still held 6 Chinese crew members for their testimony. In July, 2009, Cosco Busan Capt. John Cota (61) was sentenced to 10 months in prison, becoming the first ship’s pilot in US history to be sent to prison for an accident. On August 13, 2009, Fleet Management Ltd. of Hong Kong pleaded guilty to charges of water pollution and falsifying documents and agreed to pay $10 million in fines. On Dec 4, 2011, a settlement was reached to pay 120 SF Bay Area commercial fishermen $3.6 million.
    (SFC, 11/8/07, p.A1)(SFC, 11/27/07, p.A1)(SFC, 12/19/07, p.A1)(WSJ, 11/5/08, p.A2)(SFC, 7/18/09, p.C1)(SFC, 8/14/09, p.D1)(SFC, 1/5/11, p.C3)
2007        Nov 7, The space shuttle Discovery returned to Kennedy Space Center after a 15-day mission building and repairing the international space station.
    (SFC, 11/8/07, p.A7)
2007        Nov 7, Argentina's Pres. Nestor Kirchner unveiled a memorial in Buenos Aires to victims of the so-called Dirty War that claimed some 13,000 lives during the country's military dictatorship, using the occasion to urge judges to speed human rights trials.
    (AP, 11/8/07)
2007        Nov 7, Australia's central bank raised interest rates 0.25 points to an 11-year high of 6.75 percent in a move expected to hurt PM John Howard's re-election hopes.
    (AFP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, In Belgium politicians of the Flemish majority, 60% of the population, made a bid to abolish the bilingual rights of 150,000 French speakers living in suburbs near Brussels. This broke the decades-old “Belgian Pact" under which the 2 language groups avoided holding a straight sectarian vote.
    (Econ, 11/10/07, p.65)
2007        Nov 7, A novel by a former radio broadcaster in Canada's north won the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's most lucrative and prestigious prize for fiction. Elizabeth Hay's "Late Nights on Air" details the loves and rivalries of a cast of eccentric characters at a small radio station in Yellowknife, near Canada's Arctic.
    (Reuters, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, A Chinese government publication reported that industrial discharge and household wastewater have polluted the northern Futuo River so badly that the water is dark red in some sections and has caused chronic illnesses among villagers.
    (AP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, In southern Finland 8 people were killed and 11 wounded after Pekka-Eric Auvinen (18) opened fire at Jokela High School in Tuusula. He then shot himself in the head and died hours later in a hospital.
    (AP, 11/7/07)(AP, 11/8/07)
2007        Nov 7, In Georgia police forced dozens of opposition supporters from a site in Tbilisi, where five days of protests had drawn thousands, but demonstrators later returned and renewed their calls for the president's resignation. A Georgian television station, regarded by the government as an opposition mouthpiece, went off the air after riot police entered its headquarters. The government declared a 15-day state of emergency.
    (AP, 11/7/07)(AP, 11/8/07)(Econ, 11/10/07, p.66)
2007        Nov 7, Interpol put Ali Fallahian, Iran’s former intelligence chief, Mohsen Rezai, a former leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Ahmad Vahidi, a Revolutionary Guards general, and 2 other Iranians and Imad Mugniyah, a Lebanese militant on its most-wanted list for a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish center in Argentina.
    (AP, 11/8/07)(WSJ, 1/15/08, p.A6)
2007        Nov 7, The Iraqi Army said 17 bodies were discovered in a mass grave in an area of brush near a school in Hashimiyat, west of Baqouba. In Baghdad a Shiite math teacher was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Sunni-dominated Mansour area. Southeast of Baghdad, two children aged 4 and 8 were killed when a mortar struck their house. In Kut gunmen broke into the home of an Iraqi soldier and shot him to death. A suicide truck bomb exploded at the office of a Kurdish political party in Kirkuk and about 13 people were wounded.
    (AP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, Kenya’s official human rights commission reported that state security agents had killed 454 people since the summer in and around Nairobi. They were said to be members of the Mungiki sect, a Kikuyu gang that has terrorized central Kenya for years.
    (Econ, 11/10/07, p.58)(http://allafrica.com/stories/200711080157.html)
2007        Nov 7, The watchdog group Peace Now said Israel is enlarging 88 of its 122 West Bank settlements despite an agreement to halt the spread of Jewish communities in Palestinian territory.
    (SFC, 11/8/07, p.A11)
2007        Nov 7, Latvia's PM Aigars Kalvitis said that he would step down on Dec. 5 and that the four-party ruling coalition would immediately begin searching for a new head of government.
    (AP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, Moroccan PM Abbas El Fassi condemned Spain's "occupation" of two disputed enclaves, in the wake of a visit by Spain's King Juan Carlos which prompted Rabat to recall its ambassador to Madrid.
    (AFP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, The country's top prosecutor said Nigeria will drop criminal charges against an American peace worker, her Nigerian associate and two German film makers who had been accused of endangering national security.
    (AP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, Former premier Benazir Bhutto urged Pakistanis to hold mass protests against a state of emergency declared by President Pervez Musharraf. Police swung batons and fired tear gas at supporters of former PM Bhutto demonstrating near Pakistan's parliament. The Bush administration warned Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf that US patience is not "never-ending," and that it expects him to return "soon" to the path of democracy.
    (AP, 11/7/07)(AFP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, In Somalia Doctors Without Borders said the fighting had grown so bad in Mogadishu that civilians who were shot or hit by shrapnel during the night frequently bled to death because the violence cut them off from the hospitals.
    (AP, 11/9/07)
2007        Nov 7, The president of Sri Lanka said there would be peace on the troubled island only after more fighting to crush separatist rebels as he unveiled the nation's biggest-ever war budget.
    (AFP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, The UN said the governor of South Darfur ordered the UN humanitarian director to leave the state, which has been the scene of recent fighting. South Darfur's Governor Ali Mahmood Mohammed said in a letter that Wael Al-Haj Ibrahim, a Canadian, "was not complying with the Humanitarian Act," but he didn't elaborate.
    (AP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 7, Masked gunmen opened fire on students returning from a march in which tens of thousands of Venezuelans denounced President Hugo Chavez's attempts to expand his power through constitutional changes. At least eight people were injured.
    (AP, 11/8/07)
2007        Nov 7, A Yemeni court convicted 32 al-Qaida suspects of planning attacks on oil and gas installations in the country, sentencing them to prison terms of up to 15 years. Four others were acquitted.
    (AP, 11/7/07)

2008        Nov 7, US Pres.–elect Obama gave his first news conference and vowed to pass a stimulus plan as his first act.
    (WSJ, 11/8/08, p.A1)
2008        Nov 7, The US Labor Department said the nation's employers cut 240,000 jobs in October, hurtling the US unemployment rate to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, General Motors Corp. reported $2.5 billion losses in the third quarter, burning through $6.9 billion in cash and warned that it could run out of cash in 2009. GM also said it has suspended talks to acquire Chrysler. Meanwhile, Ford Motor Co. said it lost $129 million in the third quarter as the struggling automaker burned through $7.7 billion in cash and set plans for more job cuts.
    (http://cbs5.com/business/ford.posts.loss.2.858582.html)
2008        Nov 7, In Afghanistan a clash between police and the Taliban in Zabul province, killed seven insurgents and wounded two policemen.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, In China hundreds of people clashed with police in the southern city of Shenzhen, throwing stones and setting fire to a police car after a motorcyclist died while trying to avoid a checkpoint.
    (Reuters, 11/8/08)
2008        Nov 7, The UN secretary-general joined African leaders to try to end the fighting in eastern Congo, where a fragile cease-fire is close to collapse. A UN official and a peacekeeping officer said Angolan troops are fighting alongside Congolese soldiers battling rebels outside the eastern provincial capital of Goma. The UN official said an unspecified number of Angolans arrived four days ago.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, Egyptian police arrested 25 Muslim Brotherhood members at a meeting at Faous, in the eastern Nile Delta.
    (AFP, 11/8/08)
2008        Nov 7, European planemaker Airbus said that Spanish tourism company Grupo Marsans has signed a firm order for 61 aircraft worth almost $9 billion at list prices.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, In Georgia thousands of the United Opposition coalition demonstrated in the first major protest against President Mikhail Saakashvili since the August war with Russia. At least two significant opposition parties, The Republican Party and the Christian Democrats, stayed away from the protest, citing the need for postwar unity against Russia.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, In Germany Klaus Zumwinkel, the former head of Deutsche Post, was charged with tax evasion. He had stepped down from his post in February following a raid on his home in Cologne.
    (Econ, 11/15/08, p.77)
2008        Nov 7, In Petionville, Haiti, the collapse of a school killed at least 94 children and teachers. There may have been hundreds of students in La Promesse school when the concrete building collapsed. Fortin Augustin, the preacher who owns and built College La Promesse in suburban Port-au-Prince, was arrested Nov 8 and charged with involuntary manslaughter.
    (AP, 11/8/08)(AP, 11/9/08)(AP, 11/11/08)(SFC, 11/11/08, p.A10)
2008        Nov 7, India said it will send one of its most decorated army units to join a UN mission in Congo and support other Indian troops as Congolese rebels advance to seize fresh areas.
    (Reuters, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, In southern Nigeria armed rebels killed a Nigerian sailor during an overnight attack on US giant Chevron's oil facility.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, An environmentalist group and four Nigerians filed suit against Royal Dutch Shell PLC in the Netherlands, claiming the company was negligent in cleaning up oil spills in Nigeria.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, In Pakistan suspected US drones fired missiles into Kam Sam, on the border between North and South Waziristan, killing 13 militants, including 4-5 foreigners. This was the latest in a series of strikes that has infuriated Pakistan.
    (Reuters, 11/7/08)(SFC, 11/7/08, p.A8)
2008        Nov 7, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 3 rockets at southern Israel, fraying a five-month truce that has been tested sorely this week. There were no injuries.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, Mieczyslaw Rakowski (81), Poland's last communist-era party chairman and prime minister, died. Rakowski, a historian and journalist, was chairman of the communist Polish United Workers' Party from July 1989 until the party was dissolved at its January 1990 congress during the country's bloodless transition to democracy.
    (AP, 11/8/08)
2008        Nov 7, General Motors Corp. dedicated its first Russian assembly plant, a $300 million, 70,000-car-a-year factory just outside of St. Petersburg.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 7, Pirates near Somalia hijacked a Danish cargo ship with 13 crew members, which consisted of Russians and Ukrainians. The CEC Future was released on January 16 following a ransom payment by Clipper Projects.
    (AP, 11/8/08)(AP, 1/16/09)
2008        Nov 7, South Korea reduced its key interest rate by .25%, its 3rd cut in 4 weeks.
    (WSJ, 11/10/08, p.A13)

2009        Nov 7, The Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care reform legislation (220-215), handing President Barack Obama a hard won victory on his signature domestic priority.
    (AP, 11/8/09)
2009        Nov 7, In western Afghanistan an American service member was killed in an insurgent attack. A British soldier was killed by an explosion in the southern province of Helmand. In the east militants twice attacked a fuel supply convoy as it traveled along a main supply route between Pakistan and Kabul. Police said at least two private security guards and a policeman were wounded in the attacks.
    (AP, 11/8/09)
2009        Nov 7, African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra said the AU has implemented sanctions on Guinea's military rulers.
    (AFP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 7, Australian authorities declared a natural disaster along parts of the country's east coast as heavy floods cut the main road linking major cities, stranding thousands of people.
    (AFP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 7, British boxer David Haye (29) won the WBA Heavyweight crown against 7-foot, 2-inch Russian Nikolai Valuev in a 12-round bout in Germany. Haye became the first Briton to hold a world heavyweight crown since Lennox Lewis retired in 2003.
    (AFP, 11/8/09)
2009        Nov 7, China’s PM Wen Jiaobao sought to reassure the world's Muslims about his country's goodwill towards them in Cairo, at a time when Beijing is criticized for the treatment of its own Muslim minority.
    (AFP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 7, Senior Iranian lawmakers rejected any possibility of Tehran shipping uranium abroad for further enrichment, intensifying pressures on the government to reject the UN-backed plan altogether. Iranian authorities released 3 journalists who were among more than 100 people arrested during pro-government and opposition street demonstrations on Nov 4.
    (AP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 7, Italian paramilitary police arrested Luigi Esposito in Posillipo, a northern coastal suburb of Naples. Esposito, on the run since 2003, was using a wig and false name when captured. Esposito was said to be an expert money-launderer, who funneled illicit cash from drug trafficking into tourism and other businesses for the Camorra crime syndicate.
    (AP, 11/8/09)
2009        Nov 7, In Japan a 66-year-old man was hit by a car and killed. Investigators later linked a US Army soldier to the hit-and-run accident in Okinawa. On Jan 7 Clyde Gunn (27), a staff sergeant from Oxford, Mississippi, was charged with the fatal hit-and-run.
    (AP, 11/19/09)(AP, 1/7/10)
2009        Nov 7, Lebanon's Syrian-backed factions finally agreed on a unity government proposed by their pro-Western rivals, ending a four-month deadlock in the deeply divided country.
    (AP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 7, Pakistan's military said it had killed 12 Taliban militants as government troops pressed a major offensive in the South Waziristan tribal area bordering Afghanistan. Two teachers and a student were injured when suspected militants hurled a hand grenade at a girls' school in Quetta, the capital southwestern Baluchistan province.
    (AFP, 11/7/09)

2010        Nov 7, Senior US officials said the United States will drop Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as early as July 2011, if Khartoum ensures two key referendums take place on schedule in January and the results are respected.
    (Reuters, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, In Douglasville, Georgia, Bobby Tillman (19) was shot and killed following a random attack at a house party in an Atlanta suburb. 4 men were soon charged with his murder.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A14)
2010        Nov 7, In eastern Afghanistan two NATO service members died in two different insurgents attacks. A vehicle hit a mine in Helmand province, killing five civilians. In Kandahar a government employee working at a prison in the city was shot and killed by insurgents. Afghan and NATO forces targeted suspected insurgent strongholds in a joint operation in southern Kandahar province, killing 15 and capturing 13. A rocket exploded in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, killing one civilian and wounding four. Gunmen set fire to the girls' middle school in Laghman province, burning the structure and its contents.
    (AP, 11/7/10)(AP, 11/8/10)
2010        Nov 7, Azerbaijan voted in parliamentary elections set to cement President Ilham Aliyev's grip on power but condemned by the opposition as a charade whose results have already been decided. Nearly 700 candidates competed for the 125 seats in the single chamber of the parliament. Azerbaijan's ruling party won a landslide victory. The next day international vote monitors said that ballot box stuffing and an uneven playing field for candidates marred Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections.
    (AFP, 11/7/10)(AP, 11/8/10)
2010        Nov 7, In Egypt Ahmed Shabaan (19) went missing. His body was recovered in a canal four days later. The family of Shabaan said police officers beat him at the Sidi Gaber police station in Alexandria. On Nov 16 Amnesty International called on Egyptian authorities to investigate allegations that police tortured the young man to death.
    (AP, 11/16/10)
2010        Nov 7, In Germany activists rappelled down from a high bridge, broke through police lines and chained themselves to train tracks, trying to halt a shipment of nuclear waste as they protested Chancellor Angela Merkel's plans to keep using nuclear energy.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, Greeks cast ballots in local polls that could trigger a general election unless voters show support for the governing Socialists' austerity measures in the debt-strapped country.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, Guineans cast ballots in a vote that has been delayed multiple times following violent ethnic clashes that pitted the nation's two largest ethnic groups against each other, a vote that progressed calmly into the afternoon despite its underlying tensions. A week later Alpha Conde, a member of the Malinke ethnic group, was named the winner over Cellou Dalein Diallo, a member of the Peul ethnic group.
    (AP, 11/7/10)(AP, 11/16/10)
2010        Nov 7, Iran proposed that a new round of international talks on its nuclear program be held in Turkey, an ally that also has close ties to the West and has sought to mediate in the standoff.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, Israeli court documents were published showing the government had sold or leased property in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem to Israeli settlers at exceptionally low prices, helping them cement a Jewish presence there. Israeli police demolished an illegally built mosque in the impoverished Arab city of Rahat, touching off rock-throwing protests by residents and fueling new grievances for the country's Arab minority against the government.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, In Mexico two Ciudad Juarez police officers, a man and a woman, were shot to death inside their patrol car.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, Myanmar held its first election in 20 years under tight security, a scripted vote that assured army-backed parties an easy win. Complex rules for the election thwarted any chance of a pro-democracy upset as Myanmar ended half a century of direct army rule. Minority Karen rebels seized government buildings in clashes with troops in the border town of Myawaddy. Myanmar's biggest military-backed party won the country's first election in 20 years by a landslide, after a carefully choreographed vote denounced by pro-democracy parties as rigged to preserve authoritarian rule.
    (Reuters, 11/7/10)(Reuters, 11/8/10)(Reuters, 11/9/10)
2010        Nov 7, In Pakistan a pair of US drone attacks in North Waziristan killed 14 suspected militants.
    (AFP, 11/7/10)(SFC, 11/8/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 7, In Portugal Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged to support Portugal's efforts to emerge from financial crisis, but he did not commit to purchasing Portuguese debt as was widely anticipated.
    (AFP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, In Russia more than 1,000 military veterans and active servicemen rallied to demand the ouster of Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, a civilian who is carrying out a radical reform of Russia's armed forces. Many of the participants in the rally said they were angry that Serdyukov did not want to see churches built on military bases.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, In South Korea thousands of people chanted anti-globalization slogans in Seoul to protest this week's Group of 20 summit. Part of the crowd attempted to march down nearby streets but were stopped by riot police, who fired pepper spray.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, In Spain Pope Benedict XVI consecrated a world monument to family, the Sagrada Familia church, but faced a gay kiss-in protest before he attacked abortion and defended male-female marriage.
    (AFP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, In Sri Lanka inmates resisting a search for prohibited items at a prison in Colombo wounded 46 police and five prison officials.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 7, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Cuban television that Colombia will extradite Walid Makled, known as "The Turk," a businessman accused of being a major drug kingpin back to his native Venezuela to face justice. Makled has said in a television interview that he poured $2 million into a 2007 Chavez political campaign and in return got a concession at Venezuela's Puerto Cabello, his alleged shipping point for drugs.
    (Reuters, 11/8/10)

2011        Nov 7, The Census Bureau, using a more sophisticated method to measure poverty rates, reported that it has found a record 49.1 million, or 16% of all Americans, living in poverty. In September the government reported that a record 46.6 million Americans were living in poverty.
    (Reuters, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, Officials said US lawmakers have lifted a hold on nearly $200 million in aid to the Palestinians that had been suspended in response to the Palestinian bid for full UN membership.
    (AFP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, A federal judge gave final approval to a $410 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit affecting more than 13 million Bank of America customers who had debit card overdrafts during the past decade.
    (AP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 7, California pot suppliers filed lawsuits in federal court to halt the Obama administration’s campaign to close down their dispensaries, saying the survival of California’s medical marijuana law is at stake.
    (SFC, 11/8/11, p.C2)
2011        Nov 7, Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a Los Angeles trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, US electricals retailer Best Buy Co Inc said it is buying its British partner, Carphone Warehouse Group Plc, out of a fast-growing US mobile phone joint venture for $1.3 billion (809.4 million pounds) and scrapping plans for a chain of European megastores. Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse said they are launching a mobile phone venture with Best Buy's Chinese partner Five Star and are in talks to enter other emerging markets together.
    (Reuters, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, Dynegy, a Houston-based energy firm, announced bankruptcy in which bondholders and other lenders would lose 10% while shareholders, including Carl Icahn, retain full control of the firm.
    (Econ, 11/12/11, p.76)
2011        Nov 7, Joe Frazier (67), the boxer who first beat Muhammad Ali in March 1971, died in Philadelphia after a brief battle with liver cancer.
    (AP, 11/7/11)(Econ, 11/19/11, p.106)
2011        Nov 7, In Afghanistan six police officers were wounded when a suicide car bomber blew himself up when targeting the house of a local elder involved in efforts to make peace with the Taliban in Baghlan province. A roadside bomb killed 11 people mainly from one family in Badghis province.
    (AFP, 11/7/11)(AFP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 7, Officials from Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, announced plans for a donors' conference to be held next year and raise the money needed to implement a five-year plan designed to close down all migrant centers and provide housing for some 74,000 people.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, Chevron experienced an oil spill offshore from Rio de Janeiro at its N560 drilling operations. Chevron reportedly stopped the leakage in about 4 days.
    (http://tinyurl.com/6reqagd)(Econ, 12/31/11, p.23)(SSFC, 5/20/12, p.F7)
2011        Nov 7, The British Virgin Islands held elections. The main opposition party, The National Democratic Party, dominated parliamentary elections with nine of 13 parliamentary seats, putting party leader Orlando Smith, the islands' No. 1 politician, in line to be premier of the offshore corporate haven for the next four years.
    (AP, 11/9/11)
2011        Nov 7, In the CongoDRC the Nyamulagira volcano (also known as Nyamuragira) began an eruption that happens about every two years. It has been described as Africa’s most active volcano and has erupted over 40 times since 1885.
    (AFP, 11/9/11)(http://tinyurl.com/ckekoy5)
2011        Nov 7, The Republic of Congo launched a vast tree-planting program to guard against the twin scourges of deforestation and soil degradation that plague many African states.
    (AFP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 7, The French government unveiled its 2nd austerity plan in three months. This promised savings of €7 billion in 2012 in addition to €11 billion announced in August.
    (Econ, 11/12/11, p.59)
2011        Nov 7, France marked the resumption of security cooperation with Ivory Coast after a seven-year hiatus with the delivery of police vehicles in Abidjan.
    (AFP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, In Iraq Anbar officials considered joining other provinces to create a semi-autonomous Sunni region. The governor of Anbar province, Qasim al-Fahadawi, escaped unhurt after a roadside bomb hit his motorcade as it headed to Baghdad.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, Israel was hit by a brief general strike that affected hospitals, banks, ports and the country's main international airport, but which ended after just four hours. Its scope was limited to four hours following an all-night session by the National Labour Court which met after the collapse of talks between the powerful Histadrut trades union and the finance ministry. The Histadrut has accused the government of massively increasing its use of contract workers and is demanding it offer hundreds of thousands of them coverage under the civil service's collective bargaining agreement.
    (AFP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, The Israeli military opened fire at a group of militants planting explosives along Gaza's border with Israel. Gaza health officials said tank shrapnel wounded three Palestinians, one of whom was in critical condition.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, In Liberia violence broke out at the headquarters of the main opposition party and at least one person was killed, less than 24 hours before a presidential runoff vote that is being viewed as a test of the country's fragile peace after a devastating civil war.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, In Mexico federal and state police searched an Acapulco prison before dawn. The search netted two peacocks, 100 fighting cocks, 19 prostitutes and two sacks filled with marijuana. Police also found dozens of televisions, several bottles of alcohol and knives.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, In central Nigeria 16 people were killed after two buses crashed head-on into each other on a highway in Kogi state.
    (AP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 7, In Puerto Rico eight shackled prisoners drowned after a van they were being transported in was engulfed by muddy floodwaters in the northern coastal city of Arecibo. On Nov 10 prosecutors charged prison guard Hector Cruz Santiago with eight counts of negligent homicide over the drowning deaths of the inmates.
    (AP, 11/7/11)(AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 7, Russia's Interior Ministry said police have arrested Anatoly Moskvin (45) of Nizhny Novgorod. Police said he had kept 29 mummified bodies at his apartment and dressed them up like dolls. The man reportedly had only selected the remains of young women for his grisly collection.
    (AP, 11/7/11)(SFC, 11/8/11, p.A2)
2011        Nov 7, In South Africa Greenpeace activists chained themselves to a gate and climbed a crane at the Kusile coal-fired power station to protest dependence on coal, weeks before the country hosts a global conference on climate change. 9 people were arrested.
    (AP, 11/7/11)(SFC, 11/8/11, p.A2)
2011        Nov 7, Sri Lanka officials said five news websites have been blocked because they committed character assassination and insulted people including key political leaders.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, Syrian troops stormed a defiant neighborhood of the embattled city of Homs, kicking in doors and making arrests after nearly a week of violence pitting soldiers against army defectors and protesters demanding the downfall of President Bashar Assad. Activists said two people were killed in the city and the surrounding province, pushing the death toll from the past 24 hours to at least 18.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 7, Yemeni security forces killed six militants and injured many others in fighting in the city of Zinjibar, the capital of the southern province of Abyan.
    (AFP, 11/7/11)

2012        Nov 7, A wintry storm dropped snow and rain on the Northeast, bringing dangerous winds and knocking out power in a region where hundreds of thousands were still in the dark after Superstorm Sandy. A mix of rain and snow fell on parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, causing airport delays.
    (Reuters, 11/7/12)
2012        Nov 7, Mark Bassely Youssef (55), the California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East, was sentenced in Los Angeles to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter. None of the violations had to do with the content of "Innocence of Muslims," a film that depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and womanizer.
    (AP, 11/7/12)
2012        Nov 7, A US federal judge blocked enforcement of a provision on California’s newly approved sex-trafficking law (Prop 35) that required 73,000 registered sex offenders to reveal their Internet identities to police.
    (SFC, 11/8/12, p.C1)
2012        Nov 7, In California Lawrence Jones (42), a discharged parolee, shot four coworkers before shooting himself about at Valley Protein, a poultry processing plant.
    (http://tinyurl.com/aojjh3hl)
2012        Nov 7, An Argentine judge embargoed Chevron Corp.’s assets in Argentina to carry out an Ecuadoran court order that awarded $19 billion to plaintiffs in an environmental damage lawsuit in the Amazon.
    (SFC, 11/8/12, p.A3)
2012        Nov 7, Bahrain’s government cited security concerns and revoked the citizenship of 31 men, including exiled political activists and former opposition members of Parliament.
    (SFC, 11/8/12, p.A3)
2012        Nov 7, A boat capsized off the coast of Bangladesh. Fishermen helped rescue 23 people, but about 50 illegal migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims, remained missing.
    (SFC, 11/8/12, p.A3)
2012        Nov 7, In Chile three Europeans, identified as Dmitry Sivenkov (32) of Russia, Gillhem Bellon (25) of France and Luca Ogliengo (25) of Italy, went missing after climbing the Villarica volcano in Chile's central valley.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 7, In China 4 self-immolations took place. Three Tibetan teenage monks, aged 15-16, set themselves on fire outside a police office in southwest Sichuan province. At least one died. A 23-year-old Tibetan nomadic woman, Tamdin Tso, died after self-immolating in western Qinghai province.
    (AP, 11/8/12)
2012        Nov 7, In China Miyun county police took away Internet blogger Zhai Xiaobing and seized his computer. His Nov 5 tweet suggested the next movie in the "Final Destination" horror franchise would be about the Great Hall of the People collapsing on party delegates. A Miyun county police officer later told The Associated Press that Zhai was being investigated for "spreading terrorist information. Zhai's supporters call the allegation absurd and more than 400 people signed an online petition calling on police to release him.
    (AP, 11/21/12)
2012        Nov 7, Egypt's top prosecutor ordered government ministries to enforce a ban on pornographic websites, three years after a court denounced the sites as "venomous and vile." The order followed a protest by ultraconservative Salafis.
    (AP, 11/7/12)
2012        Nov 7, In Ghana the five-story  Melcom Shopping Center, built earlier this year in a bustling suburb of Accra, collapsed and killed at least 17 people. Authorities the next day blamed faulty construction for the collapse. Authorities soon detained Carl Henry Clerk, a municipal works official accused of allowing the building to be built without a construction permit. 79 people were pulled from the wreckage.
    (AP, 11/7/12)(AP, 11/8/12)(AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 7, Greece’s parliament passed a crucial austerity bill by a narrow margin hours after rioters rampaged outside Parliament during an 80,000-strong anti-austerity demonstration.
    (SFC, 11/8/12, p.A2)
2012        Nov 7, Guatemala was struck by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake. It was centered 15 miles off the coastal town of Champerico and 100 miles southwest of Guatemala City. 40 people died in the state of San Marcos, 11 more were killed in the neighboring state of Quetzaltenango, and one in Solola state. 22 people remained missing.
    (AP, 11/7/12)    (AP, 11/8/12)
2012        Nov 7, In Iraq two car bombs in a predominately Yazidi town near the northern city of Mosul killed two people.
    (AP, 11/8/12)
2012        Nov 7, Morocco's Interior Ministry said it has expelled 15 Spanish and four Norwegian journalists from the annexed territory of the Western Sahara for entering without permission.
    (AP, 11/8/12)
2012        Nov 7, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and lawmakers from ethnic minority parties urged the government to explain its policies on handling the ethnic conflict in Rakhine state.
    (SFC, 11/8/12, p.A6)
2012        Nov 7, In northeast Nigeria gunmen shot dead two Chinese construction workers in Borno state, a region under assault by Boko Haram, a radical Islamist sect.
    (AP, 11/8/12)
2012        Nov 7, In Pakistan a Taliban suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying a senior police officer, killing him and four other people in Peshawar. Hilal Hyder, who was investigating cases against militants in the troubled northwest, was killed along with two of his guards and two bystanders.
    (AP, 11/7/12)
2012        Nov 7, Syrian rebels made a new push into Damascus. A car bomb killed a judge in Damascus, the second assassination in the capital in two days targeting high-ranking supporters of President Assad. At least 104 people were killed in fighting, according to the Britain-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. 4 rebels were killed in clashes with a pro-government faction in the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus.  At least 30 soldiers were also killed, including 10 in Damascus and on its outskirts.
    (AP, 11/7/12)    (AP, 11/8/12)
2012        Nov 7, In Qatar Syria's main opposition bloc began electing new leaders, amid intense international pressure from critics who say the exile-dominated group does not represent those risking their lives on the frontlines to oust President Bashar Assad.
    (AP, 11/7/12)
2012        Nov 7, Western efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad shifted dramatically, with Britain announcing it will deal directly with rebel military leaders and Turkey saying NATO members have discussed using Patriot missiles to protect a safe zone inside Syria.
    (AP, 11/7/12)
2012        Nov 7, A Yemeni intelligence officer was assassinated in a drive-by shooting by unidentified gunmen in the capital, Sanaa. An aircraft targeted a vehicle outside of a village on the outskirts of Sanaa, killing two. Officials said the airstrike killed Adnan al-Qadi, a militant previously detained in relation to a US Embassy bombing in Sanaa in 2008.
    (AP, 11/7/12)

2013        Nov 7, Pres. Obama apologized to people who were forced off their health insurance plans by the Affordable Care Act despite his assurances to the contrary.
    (SFC, 11/8/13, p.A12)
2013        Nov 7, The IRS said is issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax returns last year to people using stolen identities. 655 went to a single address in Lithuania, 343 to a lone adress in Shanghai. Miami topped city destinations in the US.
    (SFC, 11/8/13, p.A7)
2013        Nov 7, The US National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY, inducted the rubber duck and the game of chess.
    (SFC, 11/8/13, p.A7)
2013        Nov 7, Britain's spy chiefs gave public, televised testimony to British lawmakers for the first time ever amid a fierce debate over intelligence tactics following allegations of spying on other governments.
    (AP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Former long-serving BBC political editor John Cole (b.1927) died in Surrey after a long illness.
    (AFP, 11/8/13)
2013        Nov 7, A new video surfaced showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford threatening to "murder" someone and "poke his eyes out" in a rambling rage, deepening concerns among both critics and allies that he is no longer fit to lead Canada's largest city.
    (AP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang said China will provide a concessionary loan of up to $1 billion to Pacific island nations to support construction projects in a part of the world where Beijing and Taiwan compete for influence. He made the announcement at a forum with Pacific island nations in Guangzhou at a meeting attended by representatives from Micronesia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue and Fiji.
    (Reuters, 11/8/13)
2013        Nov 7, The EU’s top court ruled that refugees facing imprisonment in their home country because they are gay may have grounds to be granted asylum in the European Union.
    (AP, 11/7/13)(Econ, 11/16/13, p.59)
2013        Nov 7, The European Central Bank startled investors with a surprise cut in its benchmark interest rate aimed at boosting a hesitant recovery in the 17 countries that use the euro.
    (AP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Greek riot police stormed the headquarters of former public broadcaster ERT in a pre-dawn raid, forcibly removing employees who had been occupying the site since its shock shutdown five months ago.
    (AFP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Iran and six world powers began a new two day round of negotiations with broad discussions about a nuclear deal. Iran’s chief negotiator said a plan to cap some of its atomic activities in exchange for selective relief from crippling economic sanctions has been accepted by six world powers and a deal could be imminent.
    (AP, 11/7/13)(SFC, 11/8/13, p.A4)
2013        Nov 7, Attacks in Iraq, including a car bomb targeting Shiite Muslims, killed 30 people.
    (AP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian near Jerusalem. Police said Anas al-Atrash (23) was shot dead when he ran at an officer with a knife at a checkpoint between the West Bank.
    (AFP, 11/8/13)
2013        Nov 7, In Mexico the body of Ygnacio Lopez Mendota, the mayor of Santa Ana Maya in Michoacan state, was found. He had complained that cartel members were regularly demanding a chunk of federal money meant for public works projects.
    (http://tinyurl.com/qaoz4r7)(SFC, 11/29/13, p.A13)
2013        Nov 7, Nigerian lawmakers approved a request by the country's president to prolong emergency rule in the restive northeast by a further six months to try to quell a bloody Islamist insurgency.
    (AFP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, North Korea's security agency said it has arrested a South Korean spy in Pyongyang who intended to rally anti-government forces, a claim that intelligence officials in Seoul quickly called ridiculous and groundless.
    (AP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, The Pakistani Taliban chose the man who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the group's new leader. The new leader, Maulana Fazlullah, has served as the Pakistani Taliban's leader in the northwest Swat Valley but is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, In Russia concern for jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova mounted on her 24th birthday, after her husband said she could not be found in the Russian prison colony where authorities reportedly sent her in October.
    (AFP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Hackers claiming links to international hacking group Anonymous defaced Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong's official website, one day after he said authorities would spare no effort to track them down.
    (Reuters, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Swiss scientists confirmed that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death in 2004 and had high levels of it in his body that could not have been accidental. Palestinian officials have alleged from the start that Israel poisoned Arafat.
    (AP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters and other pro-regime militiamen retook a major rebel enclave south of Damascus, severing a key opposition supply line.
    (AFP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Tanzania's opposition said a proposed tightening of the country's media law was an "attack against the press" and demanded a complete overhaul of existing legislation. Police said 6 people have been killed and eight others wounded in days of clashes between farmers and herders in the central Morogoro region.
    (AFP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Turkish riot police fired tear gas to disperse Kurdish protesters demonstrating against government plans to build a wall along part of the border with Syria.
    (AP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Uganda’s military said Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 guerrillas, including rebel chief Sultani Makenga, have surrendered en masse in Uganda, signalling the end of an 18-month insurgency.
    (AFP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 7, Jim Wyss, the Miami Herald’s Andean bureau chief, was detained by Venezuela’s National Guard in San Cristobal, a western city near the border with Colombia that is the center of a vibrant black market by Venezuelans seeking to circumvent rigid currency controls. Wyss was released on Nov 9.
    (AP, 11/9/13)
2013        Nov 7, In southern Yemen 5 suspected al Qaeda fighters were killed by two drone strikes in Abyan province.
    (Reuters, 11/8/13)

2014        Nov 7, Pres. Barack Obama unveiled plans to send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to help Baghdad government forces strike back at Islamic State jihadists, roughly doubling the number of US soldiers in the country.
    (AFP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, A US federal judge struck down Arizona's 2005 immigrant smuggling law on the grounds that it's trumped by federal statutes.
    (AP, 11/8/14)
2014        Nov 7, A US federal judge cleared Detroit, the biggest US city to ever file for bankruptcy, to emerge from bankruptcy.
    (SFC, 11/8/14, p.A6)
2014        Nov 7, In London Ian Edmondson (45), a former news editor at the News of the World, was jailed for eight months after admitting involvement in phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now defunct tabloid newspaper.
    (AP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Bulgaria's parliament formally approved the country's new center-right government in an attempt to restore stability and spur economic development in the poorest EU member country.
    (AP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, China said it has reached agreement with Japan to ramp up high-level contacts. China and Japan jointly announced that they are seeking to improve relations and set up a system to prevent minor maritime contingencies from escalating into true warfare.
    (AP, 11/7/14)(SFC, 11/8/14, p.A3)
2014        Nov 7, In Egypt at least 3 people were killed and eight wounded in separate incidents involving Islamist protesters and militants across the country.
    (Reuters, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, The EU said Britain will have to pay only around 1 billion euros, rather than more than 2 billion, more to the European Union budget as a result of a Europe-wide revision of statistics, because the British rebate will also increase.
    (Reuters, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Iraq said army forces have retaken control of most of the strategic northern town of Baiji from the Islamic State jihadist group. A suicide bomber rammed a truck packed with explosives into a Humvee transporting senior police commander General Faisal Malik, one of the supervisors of the campaign against Islamic State militants surrounding the refinery near Baiji. The general and two policemen were killed.
    (AFP, 11/7/14)(Reuters, 11/9/14)
2014        Nov 7, In Jordan several thousand protesters took to the streets, calling on the government to scrap its peace deal with Israel following escalating violence at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
    (Reuters, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Israeli security forces fought with Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank over access to Jerusalem's holiest site. Around 15 small explosions targeted the homes and vehicles of Fatah officials in Gaza, causing minor damage but no injuries.
    (Reuters, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Three Malaysian Muslim transgenders won a landmark court ruling against a religious law banning them from cross-dressing in what activists called a victory for human rights.
    (AP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Mexico announced it believes charred remains found in a river and on its banks in Guerrero state belong to 43 students from a teachers college, missing for more than a month. Three suspected Guerreros Unidos gang members said they bundled the 43 in the back of two trucks, took them to a nearby landfill, killed them and used fuel, wood, tires and plastic to burn their bodies for 14 hours.
    (AFP, 11/8/14)(SFC, 11/8/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 7, New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd (60), saying there was not enough evidence to proceed. Rudd still faced serious charges of threatening to kill as well as possession of amphetamine and marijuana. 
    (AP, 11/7/14)(SFC, 12/6/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 7, In northeastern Nigeria a bomb concealed in a black plastic bag killed at least 7 people outside a commercial bank in Bauchi state. The governor of Adamawa state said Boko Haram has taken over at least five municipalities and called for more troops to halt further Islamist gains.
    (AP, 11/7/14)(AFP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, In northwestern Pakistan two roadside bombs, minutes apart, struck a minibus and a motorcycle in Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border, killing at least 6 people.
    (AP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Hamas announced the creation of a "popular army" in the Gaza Strip, saying it was ready for any future conflict with Israel, particularly over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
    (AFP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Russia signed a contract to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran to be possibly followed by another six, a move intended to cement closer ties between the two nations.
    (AP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 7, In Russia a lesbian couple tied the knot in a quiet ceremony seen as the first such marriage in the country where gay unions are illegal. The marriage went through in St. Petersburg because one of the women was born male but is now transgender and undergoing hormone therapy.
    (AFP, 11/9/14)
2014        Nov 7, A Saudi Arabia advisory committee recommended that the government lift its ban on female drivers for women over 30. It said the women must be off the road by 8pm and cannot wear makeup behind the wheel.
    (SFC, 11/8/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 7, South Africa said it has signed a nuclear energy cooperation agreement with China as the government looks to expand the critical power supply system.
    (AFP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, South Korea's National Assembly approved plans to disband the coast guard in the wake of criticism over its failure to rescue hundreds of passengers during the sinking of a ferry in April.
    (AP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, In Syria al-Qaida fighters of the Nusra Front seized three villages: Safuhan, Fatira and Hazari, in northwestern Idlib province, and were pushing to take others.
    (AP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Ukraine’s military said a column of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer artillery systems and trucks carrying ammunition and fighters has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia. 5 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 16 wounded in the past 24 hours despite the ceasefire.
    (Reuters, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, The UN Security Council slapped sanctions against Yemen’s influential former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two rebel commanders for threatening peace.
    (AFP, 11/8/14)
2014        Nov 7, Venezuelan authorities said Leiva Padilla Mendoza, the purported leader of a Colombian paramilitary group who they allege masterminded the October slaying of socialist Venezuelan lawmaker Robert Serra, has been captured in Cartagena, Colombia.
    (AP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 7, Yemen's state-run TV announced the lineup of the country's new Cabinet following a UN-brokered deal with Shiite rebels who had overrun the capital of Sanaa and plunged the country into another crisis.
    (AP, 11/8/14)

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