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This Day in History for November 7

1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition first sights the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River.

1864 – 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes.

1876 – Edward Bouchet is 1st African American to receive a Ph.D from a US college (Yale)

1907 – Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities is founded at New York University.

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

1914 – The first edition of The New Republic magazine is published.

1918 – United Press erroneously reported WWI armistice had been signed.

1942 – First US President to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French.

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States for a record fourth term, defeating Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey.

1955 – US spy plane shot down North of Japan.

1962 – Richard Nixon tells press he won’t be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California.

1967 – LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

1972 – Incumbent President Richard Nixon is re-elected, defeating Democrat candidate George McGovern in a landslide by winning 49 states.

1973 – New Jersey becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league.

1983 – Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries.

1990 – Cleveland Indian Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins American League Rookie of Year, unanimously.

2000 – Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore is inconclusive; the result, in Bush’s favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court.

2000 – Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming first US first lady to win public office and while still the First Lady.

2012 – Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage.

2017 – US Democrats dominate off-year elections: Ralph Northam wins Governor of Virginia, Philip Murphy Governor of New Jersey.

2018 – US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Mathew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General.

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