November 07: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On November 7, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 311th day of the Gregorian calendar is November 7th. The largest LSD factory in history was discovered in a converted missile silo in Kansas on this day, NASA launched the Mars Global Surveyor, and David Dinkins became the first African-American to be elected Mayor of New York City.

Scorpio is the zodiac sign for November 7. Marie Curie, Albert Camus, and Billy Graham were all born on November 7th. Today is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day and National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day.


(November 07, 1962)
Eleanor Roosevelt, the first lady of the United States and one of the world's most admired and powerful women, as well as a diplomat and humanitarian, passed away at the age of 78 in New York City. photo source:


(November 07, 1989) Douglas Wilder, an American politician, was elected governor of Virginia, becoming the first African American to win a gubernatorial election in the United States.

(November 07, 1996)
The Mars Global Surveyor, a robotic spacecraft planned to conduct a long-term study of the planet, was launched by NASA in 2003; contact with the spacecraft was lost in 2006. photo source:

(November 07, 2000)
Hillary Clinton was elected to the United States Senate, making her the first first lady to hold elective office. photo source:

(November 07, 2016) Janet Reno, the first female attorney general of the United States (1993–2001), died at the age of 78. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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