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November 7

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


2006
Britney Spears: In The Zone (Jive Records)
Citing irreconcilable differences, pop singer Britney Spears and dancer Kevin Federline file for divorce, in Los Angeles.
(photo credit: Jive Records)



 


1998

US Senator John Glenn, the US' oldest astronaut at age 77, returns to Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery after a nine-day mission.
(photo credit: NASA)



 
1989 L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia becomes the first African-American governor elected in the US.
 
1980 Actor Steve McQueen dies in Juarez, Mexico, at age 50.
 


1972
Richard M. Nixon
US president Richard M. Nixon (left) wins re-election, beating Democrat challenger George McGovern.
(photo credit: NARA)


 
1962 Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt dies in New York City at age 78.
 


1951
Frank Sinatra (Warner Bros / WEA)Ava Gardner (St. Martin's Griffin)
Singer-actor Frank Sinatra marries actress Ava Gardner.
(photo credits [L-R]: Warner Bros / WEA, St. Martin's Griffin)



 
1945 Mexico and South Africa are admitted to the United Nations.
 
1944 US president Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Thomas E. Dewey at the polls, to win an unprecedented fourth term.
 
1940 Gusty winds cause the center span of Washington state's Tacoma Narrows Bridge to collapse. The rebuilt bridge would forever be nicknamed Galloping Gertie by local residents.
 
1929 New York City's Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
 
1917 Russia's Bolshevik Revolution begins as forces loyal to Vladimir Lenin overthrow Alexander Kerensky's provisional government.
 
1916 Jeannette Rankin (R-Montana) becomes the first woman elected to the US Congress.
 
1893 Women in Colorado gain the right to vote.
 
1885   The last spike is driven to complete the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
 

Born today:

1973  Yunjin (Yoon-jin) Kim - actress (Lost)

1964  Dana Plato - actress

1957  Christopher Knight - actor

1957  King Kong Bundy - WWF wrestler

1951  Nick Gilder - singer

1944  Joe Niekro - baseball pitcher

1943  Joni Mitchell - singer, songwriter

1942  Johnny Rivers - singer

1937  Mary Travers - singer (Peter, Paul and Mary)

1922  Al Hirt - trumpeter

1918  Billy Graham - evangelist

1913  Albert Camus - author

1903  Dean Jagger - actor (Oscar® winner, 1949)

1879  Leon Trotsky - Russian Communist leader

1867  Marie Curie - physicist, won Nobel Prize (1903)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Scorpio (The Scorpion)   Scorpio    

(The Scorpion)

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