| On a November 07:
2001 Sixty-two names are added to the list of persons and entities individually designated in the annex to USurper President “Dubya” Bush's 23 September 2001 Executive Order 13224 blocking property and prohibiting transactions with persons who (according to his regime) commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism.
2001 In Boston, a scientific team from Ohio State University presents to the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Boston its finding of a remarkably well preserved fossil of an Arthropleura Pustulatus, a 9-cm-long cockroach that lived 300 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs. [So the dinosaurs were infested with cockroaches. Does that explain the extinction of the dinosaurs?]
2001 The first regular flight of the Concorde after the only Concorde crash (25 July 2000) is an Air France flight with 92 passengers which leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport at 10:30 and arrives in New York at John F. Kennedy International Airport 3h55m later at 08:25. The flight is scheduled every day of the week except Tuesdays and Saturdays. On departure from New York to Paris, the Air France Concorde will take off at 08:00, arriving at Paris-CDG at 17:45. The round-trip ticket costs $7300. The Concorde flies at 18'000 meters altitude. The 12 Concordes have been fitted with fuel-tank liners of bulletproof Kevlar, a reinforced undercarriage and stronger tires. British Airways owns half of them and will resume its regular flights on 09 November 2001.
2001 Some 710'000 students in South Korea take the College Scholastic Ability Test required for entrance to college in 2002. The test is attacked as too difficult (no student gets a perfect score) while the previous year's test had been attacked as too easy (66 students got a perfect score).
|2001 Earth to be hit by asteroid? A long shot.
A team of astronomers at Princeton University reports that we are much less likely to get wiped out by a big asteroid than previously thought. The odds are only about 1 in 5000 that an asteroid big enough to wipe out civilization will hit the Earth in the next 100 years far lower than previous estimates of 1 in 1500. Research on asteroids that have hit the Earth shows that a collision with a large asteroid 1 km in diameter could kill a quarter of the world's population, and that such asteroids strike the planet every 100 million years or so.
Several teams of astronomers are taking part in the Sloan survey, which is mapping one-quarter of the sky using the telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. Its main purpose is to look at objects outside Earth's galaxy, but it is also cataloging smaller and closer objects such as asteroids. Ivezic writes in the November 2001 issue of The Astronomical Journal, that they were able to assess more accurately the size of known asteroids.
Asteroids with a surface of carbon are dark, while rocky asteroids are much brighter and thus seem larger. You don't know precisely the size of an object you are looking at unless you know of what type it is. The Sloan survey looks at the color of objects, so astronomers can distinguish between carbon and rock. They looked at 10'000 asteroids. The Princeton team extrapolated, estimating that the asteroid belt contains about 700'000 asteroids bigger than 1 kilometer in diameter about one-third the number in earlier estimates. That in turn suggested that there was a 1-in-1500 chance one would hit Earth in the next 100 years..
|2000 Presidential and other elections
in the US.
The presidential election that would result in indecision for George W. Bush and Al Gore, with Florida's disputed electoral votes emerging as critical. Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first first lady to win public office, defeating Republican Rick Lazio for a US Senate seat from New York.
Most presidential candidates were ignored by the news media.
Of over 100 presidential candidates, voters have heard mostly from Al Gore (Democrat) and George W. Bush (Republican), and just a little about Ralph Nader (Green) and Buchanan (Reform), and perhaps something about the Libertarian candidate, but nothing at all about all the others.
On the Texas ballot, the following candidates are listed for President and Vice-President::
George W. Bush Dick Cheney (Republican) (#1)
Al Gore Joe Lieberman (Democrat) (#2)
Harry Browne Art Olivier (listed as Independent, but Libertarian) (#5)
Ralph Nader Winona La Duke (Green) (#3)
Pat Buchanan Ezola Foster (listed as Independent, but Reform) (#4)
The following three pairs of candidates (for President Vice-President) are posted in Texas voting sites as "Official State Write-In Candidates" (no indication of party):
David McReynolds Mary Cal Hollis (#8)
Howard Phillips J. Curtis Frazier (#7)
James "Jim" Wright (#82) Leonard L. Foster
There are seven other pairs on the ballot in some other states, though not in Texas, the state which requires the greatest number of signatures on a petition to put a presidential candidate on the ballot. Few of the other hundred or more candidates for president have a valid political contribution to make. There are mostly motivated by mental illness, the seeking of publicity for profit (seems futile), or are humorists.
Here is a probably incomplete list from http://www.politics1.com/p2000.htm [much of it is also the even more (MUCH more: it list also candidates in primary elections) comprehensive http://www.vote-smart.org/index.phtml
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES WITH BALLOT STATUS in one state:
13. Cathy Gordon Brown + is Sabrina R. Allen (in TN)
14. Randall Venson + Gene Kelly (in TN)
15. Louie Youngkeit + Robert L. Beck (in UT)
16. Thomas A. Bentley (Progressive / Bull Moose) – 17. Don Rogers (American) – 18. A.J. Albritton (American Republican) – 19. Clifford R. Catton ("Church of God": flake) – 20. Fred Cook (Christian Alliance? misspeller teacher) + Emmit Ezell – 21. Jack Grimes ("United Fascist Union" - flake) – 22. Michael D. Jenkins ("Priorities") – 23. Bruce S. Nelson (Optimization) – 24. Temperance Alesha Lance-Council (Anti-Hypocrisy) – 25. Isabelle Masters ("Looking Back") – 26. Jeffrey B. Peters (We The People) – 27. Raymond K. Petry (interParty) – 28. R.U. Sirius (The Revolution) – 29. Mike Strauss (Mike's) – 30. Jeff Sturk (Buffalo) – 31. Da Vid (Light) – 32. Jim Watkins (Tupperware) – 33. William L. Wallace (The Church) – 34. Tom Wells (Family Values) – 35. Ernest L. Easton ("Veterans Industrial") – 36. Alan Caruba (Boring: humorous-commercial) – 37. Mike B. Martisko ("National Sovereignty") – 38. Bradford J. Lyttle (US Pacifist)
39. Paris Alvarez – 40. Dave Barry (humorist) – 41. Guy Benintendi – 42. Paula Bennett – 43. John T. Brantley – 44. Stephen Brown – 45. Jerry Leon Carroll – 46. Ronald R. Carlsen – 47. Ronald Carter – 48. Richard G. Casebolt – 49. Quentin Colgan – 50. Charles Doty (ridiculous) – 51. Max Englerius – 52. John Galt Jr.+ Kay Lee – 53. George J. Gehring – 54. Robert W. Gottier (flake) – 55. Richard Alan Hale – 56. Russell Hirschon (humorous) – 57. Kurt Kemp – 58. Matthew J. Klemmensen – 59. Rick R. Lovelien – 60. Leslie A. Lummis (also) – 61. Barry W. McClain – 62. Aristedes Mendes – 63. Neil R. Miller – 64. Richard R. Monts – 65. Bruce Muckian – 66. Joe Newman – 67. Andisheh "Andy" Nouraee – 68. Randy Owens – 69. Jim Oyster – 70. Bernie Palicki – 71. Scott Palmer – 72. Charles A. Phillips – 73. Burton Ridgeway – 74. Robin Lee Salyers – 75. Donald Sauter – 76. Joe C. "Average Joe" Schriner – 77. Lacey Mark Sivak – 78. Scott Taylor – 79. Charles Gordon Vick – 80. Rick Williams – 81. Jeffrey G. Winter – 82. James W. Wright – 83. David Wyatt – 84. Abraham Zizkis
| 2000 En España una operación policial consigue desarticular
un comando de ETA que, según el Ministerio del Interior, preparaba acciones
terroristas inminentes en la capital de España.
1997 At the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt, Germany, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan says: "The Fed is struggling to find a firmer standard of monetary policy.". Greenspan also praises Germany and other industrialized nations' "remarkable" efforts to fight inflation
| 1996 The US liquor industry voted to drop its decades-old
voluntary ban on broadcast advertising.
1996 Thousands of Communists marched through Moscow to mark the 79th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution.
1996 Secretary of State Warren Christopher announces his resignation, starting President Clinton's process of assembling a second-term cabinet.
1996 NASA's Mars Global Surveyor blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to map the surface Mars. (It went into orbit around Mars the following year.)
1995 Three US servicemen pleaded guilty in a courtroom on the Japanese island of Okinawa to conspiring to abduct and rape a 12-year-old girl.
1995 El escritor portugués José Saramago es galardonado con el Premio Camoens, máxima distinción de la literatura lusa, por el conjunto de su obra.
1994 Gustavo Martín Garzo gana el Premio Nacional español de Narrativa por su obra El lenguaje de las fuentes.
1991 Pro- and anti-Communist rallies took place in Moscow on the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
1989 El Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU decide crear una nueva fuerza de paz, el Grupo de Observadores de Naciones Unidas para Centroamérica (ONUCA).
1989 In Virginia, L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected Black governor in US history;
1989 David N. Dinkins was elected New York City's first Black mayor.
1988 Firma de un pacto nacional en Túnez, como base para una transición política a la democracia.
1987 Zine ben Ali el-Abidine, nuevo presidente de Túnez, tras la destitución de Habib ben Ali Burguiba por incapacidad física.
1987 El científico español Federico Mayor Zaragoza es elegido director general de la UNESCO.
1987 US Supreme Court nominee Judge Douglas Ginsburg withdrew his nine-day-old candidacy following criticism of his judicial ethics and his disclosure that he had used marijuana.
1986 Costa Rica anuncia el establecimiento de una zona militarizada a lo largo de su frontera con Nicaragua.
1985 Colombian troops end a 27-hour siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice by 35 M-19 guerrillas. 11 Supreme Court judges were among the 100 people killed.
1985 Queda en entredicho el espionaje norteamericano y la CIA tras el descubrimiento de que el espía soviético Yurchenko es un agente triple.
1982 Gerardo Iglesias Argüelles es elegido secretario general del PCE (Partido Comunista de España.
1978 Felipe González Marquez es nombrado vicepresidente de la Internacional Socialista.
1973 The US Congress overrides President Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval
| 1972 Se pronuncian, en Marruecos, once condenas en el
proceso por el atentado frustrado contra Hassan II (y parientes inocentes
de los reos son encarcelados sin juicio).
1970 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
1967 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1962 La ONU aprueba una resolución contra la política de apartheid de la república de Sudáfrica.
1961 Konrad Adenauer es reelegido canciller de Alemania por el Parlamento Federal.
1961 Golpe militar en Ecuador, que depone al presidente José María Velasco Ibarra.
1958 Es detenido Antonio Amat, dirigente del PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español).
1957 El presidente de Estados Unidos, Dwight David Eisenhower declara la centralización de las investigaciones espaciales.
1949 El mariscal soviético Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovski, nacido en Polonia, es retirado de sus servicios en la URSS y se hace cargo del Ministerio de Defensa en Polonia.
1948 En el Consejo de la república francesa (antiguo Senado), el RPF (Rassemblement du Peuple Français) de Charles André de Gaulle se convierte en el partido con mayor representación.
1943 British troops start a limited offensive along the coast of Burma
1942 En la Segunda Guerra Mundial los aliados, con más de 100'000 hombres al mando de Dwight David Eisenhower, desembarcan en el Norte de África.
1942 El ciclista italiano Fausto Coppi supera en Milán el récord de la hora con 45'848 km.
1942 First US President to broadcast in a foreign language FDR in French
1941 Estados Unidos otorga un crédito de mil millones de dólares a la URSS para la compra de material de guerra.
1941 Las tropas finlandesas son bloqueadas en el frente ruso.
1941 Stalin anuncia la gran guerra patriótica
| 1937 Finaliza la construcción de la carretera alpina
francesa que atraviesa el puerto de montaña de Iseran (2770 m), considerada
la carretera de montaña más elevada de Europa y que establece el enlace
entre Niza y el lago Leman.
1936 Constitución de una Junta de defensa en Madrid, en representación del Gobierno de la Segunda República española.
1925 Los liberales italianos se unen a los fascistas.
1921 Benito Mussolini declares himself to be leader of the National Fascist Party in Italy. Se inicia en Roma la reunión constituyente del Congreso Nacional Fascista, del que Benito Mussolini sale elegido como Duce.
1920 Es nombrado gobernador civil de Barcelona el general de división Severiano Martínez Anido.
1918 El socialista Kurt Eisner proclama en Múnich la república de los Consejos de Baviera.
1918 Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
1918 On rumors that a peace agreement had been signed ending World War I, the New York Stock Exchange closes early. The rumors were false. The armistice became a reality on 11 November..
1917 British General Sir Edmond Allenby breaks the Turkish defensive line in the Third Battle of Gaza, Palestine. The Allenby bridge to Jordan is named after him. Allenby is listed as #100 in The 100 most influential military leaders of all time.
1917 (26 October Julian) Russia's October Revolution takes place as Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrow the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky. Los insurrectos asaltan el Palacio de San Petersburgo, con lo que comienza la Revolución Rusa. Lenin es nombrado presidente del primer Gobierno soviético. Los guardias rojos, dirigidos por León Trotski (en su 38º aniversario), se apoderan de Petrogrado.
1916 Jeannette Rankin (Mont-R-Rep) is elected, the first US Representative
1916 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected President , but by such a narrow margin that all votes must be counted before an outcome can be determined, so the results are not known until 11 November. Thomas Woodrow Wilson es reelegido presidente de EE.UU.
1893 The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote.
1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
1876 President Rutherford B Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory, but Hayes ends up being the 19th president of the United States.
1876 Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD in US college (Yale)
1875 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T. Nast in Harper's Weekly.
1873 En la Guerra de los Diez Años, los patriotas cubanos, dirigidos por Máximo Gómez, baten a las tropas españolas en La Sacra.
1872 Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; found abandoned 4 weeks later
1865 The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
1863 Engagement at Rappahannock Bridge, Virginia 1863 Action at Kelly's Ford, Virginia
1861 Battle of Port Royal Sound, South Carolina
1861 Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches an unsuccessful raid on Belmont, Missouri.
1846 Zachary Taylor, one of the heroes of the Mexican War, is elected US president.
1814 Andrew Jackson attacks and captures Pensacola, Florida, defeating the Spanish and driving out a British force.
1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan. Rebellious Indians in a conspiracy organized in defiance of the United States government by Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, are defeated during his absence in the Battle of the Wabash (or Tippecanoe) by William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory.
1805 Meriwether Lewis and George Rogers Clark reach the Pacific coast.
| 1793 During the French Revolution, "Christianity" was
abolished on this date. Reason was deified, and as many as 2000 churches
were afterward destroyed throughout France.
1776 El rey Carlos III, nombra primer ministro a Francisco Antonio Moñino conde de Floridablanca.
1775 Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
1733 Se firma el primer Pacto de Familia en El Escorial.
1705 El archiduque Carlos de Austria es proclamado rey de España en Barcelona.
1519 Primer manifiesto de los jefes comuneros de Toledo a los castellanos contra la política de Carlos I y V.
0680 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
which occurred on a November 07:|
2003 James Zbinden, 59, in Jefferson City MO, bleeds to death after being intentionally shot once near the armpit by a bullet from a .22-caliber rifle by his 6-year-old grandson, who had been released on 03 November 2003 from a central Missouri mental-health facility where he was admitted after attacking another family member with a knife, the last of several similar attacks he had made on his younger siblings and his parents.
2003 Capt. Benedict J. Smith, 29, of Monroe City MO; Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Kyran E. Kennedy, 43, of Boston MA; Staff Sgt. Paul M. Neff II, 30, of Fort Mill SC; Sgt. Scott C. Rose, 30, of Fayetteville NC; Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sharon T. Swartworth, 43; and Command Sgt. Major Cornell W. Gilmore I, 45, of Baltimore, Md.; who were all six US soldiers aboard an Army Blackhawk helicopter which is hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and crashes into a riverbank near Tikrit, Iraq. Smith, Kennedy, Neff and Rose were assigned to 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Swartworth was the regimental warrant officer for the Judge Advocate General Office. Gilmore was assigned to the Army Judge Advocate General Office at the Pentagon.
2003 Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon, 23, of Memphis TN, while guarding a bank in downtown Mosul, which was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades He was serving in the 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
2003 Mahmoud Kayed, 10, Palestinian who was trapping birds with a net and string near Kibbutz Nahal Oz east of Gaza City close to the border fence with Israel, hit by two machine-gun bullets fired from an Israeli tank, which also fired its cannon “at suspicious figures handling an electric cable that could be used to detonate explosives”. A 12-year-old, one of the two kids with Mahmoud, is wounded in the leg.
2001 Archie Waters, 83, El Paso, Texas. He had been hospitalized for over a month after suffering an accident at home. Black. Born in Brooklyn, he worked as a reporter for the Long Island Daily Press and as a civic-affairs columnist for the New York Daily News. He moved to El Paso, Texas, in 1980 and retired in 1988. He wrote occasional colums for the El Paso Times. Chess player. Democrat. Married to a White woman.
2001 Abdullah Mubarak al-Hajiri, shot by by two US and one Qatari soldiers on whom he was firing at a guard post of the Al-Adid Air Base in Qatar, which is being used by US military aircraft. al-Hajiri, a Qatari, had been diagnosed as suffering from symptoms of disturbed personality and unbalanced character. He had been admitted to a psychological clinic in 1990.
2000 Rosie Attard, dies as expected in the 20-hour operation started the day before, which separates her from her conjoined twin Gracie, at St. Mary's Hospital in Manchester, England. The twins were born there on 8 August 2000 to Catholic Michaelangelo, 44, and Rina, 29, Attard, who had gone to England for appropriate medical attention, but opposed the operation on religious grounds. They were overruled by British courts.
1996: 142 persons as a Nigerian Boeing 727 jetliner crashes en route to Lagos.
1992 Alexander Dubcek, político checoslovaco.
1968 Aleksandr Osipovich Gelfond, Russian mathematician born on 24 October 1906. His major contributions to the number theory of transcendental numbers are in Transtendentnye i algebraicheskie chisla (1952); and to the theory of interpolation and the approximation of functions of a complex variable are in Ischislenie konechnykh raznostey (1952).
1962 Eleanor Roosevelt, 78, widow of US president F. D. Roosevelt, in NYC
1924 Hans Thoma, German artist born on 02 October 1839. MORE ON THOMA AT ART 4 NOVEMBER with links to images.
1904 Edwin Hayes, Irish painter born on 07 June 1819. — link to an image.
1872 Clebsch, mathematician
1766 Jean-Marc Nattier. MORE ON NATTIER AT ART 4 NOVEMBER with links to images.
1673 Jacob van der Does I Tambour, Dutch artist born on 04 March 1623. [I was unable to find on the Internet what Does does.][Tambour??? Drum?]
1678 Erasmus Quellin II, Flemish painter born on 19 November 1607. MORE ON QUELLIN AT ART 4 NOVEMBER with links to images.
1671 Jan de Bisschop, Dutch draftsman and etcher born in 1628. — more
1573 Solomon Luria (Maharshal) talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo)
1528 Andrea Bergamansis Previtali, Cordelliagi, Italian artist born in 1470.
| Births which occurred
on a November 07:
1952 Don José, Pepe y Pepito, de Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, se estrena en el teatro Lara, de Madrid.
1946 La Belle et la Bête de Jean Cocteau se estrena.
1940 Sentimento do Mundo de Carlos Drumond de Andrade se publica.
1931 Unió Democrática de Catalunya se funda.
1929 Jesús de Polanco, empresario español.
1929 Benny Andersen, Danish writer, poet and jazz musician.
1929 The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opens to the public.
1921 Manuel Fernández Álvarez, historiador español.
1920 Joan Perucho Gutiérrez, escritor y periodista español.
1918 Billy Graham, evangelist, TV host (Hour of Decision, The Billy Graham Crusade)
1905 Amor y ciencia, de Benito Pérez Galdós se estrena en el Teatro de la Comedia.
1903 Konrad Lorenz zoologist/ethologist/writer (Nobel 1973)
1903 Otto de Greiff Haeusler, musicólogo, ingeniero civil y escritor colombiano.
1900 Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS and organizer of extermination camps in Eastern Europe. After being the 2nd most powerful man in Nazi Germany, he fell from Hitler's grace in the last months of the Reich, was captured by the Allies, and, on 23 May 1945, commited suicide
1898 Salem, mathematician
1888 Sir Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
1861 Nov 7-1931 Oct 18 Lesser-Ury, German artist who died on 18 October 1931.
1859 Henri Marius Camille Bouvet, French artist who died in 1945. [le héro de Bouvet et Pécuchard de Gustert Flaubave?]
1833 Rafael Pombo, poeta, periodista, traductor e ingeniero colombiano.
1828 Joseph Henry Thayer, American biblical lexicographer . A Congregationalist pastor, Thayer's main interest was New Testament language and in 1886 he published his definitive "Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament."
1828 Paul Baudry, French painter who died on 17 January 1886. MORE ON BAUDRY AT ART 4 NOVEMBER with links to images.
1820 Frans Lebret (or Lebrett), Dutch artist who died on 25 July 1909
1818 Emil Heinrich du Bois-Reymond, German founder of modern electrophysiology, known for his research on electrical activity in nerve and muscle fibers. He died on 26 December 1896. Brother of mathematician Paul David Gustav du Bois-Reymond [02 Dec 1831 – 07 Apr 1889]
1811 Jan Jakob Spohler, Dutch artist who died in 1879.
1808 Hermann Kauffmann I, German artist who died on 24 May 1889.
1799 Gräffe, mathematician.
1793 Antoine Chazal, French artist who died on 12 August 1854.S
1723 Ekaterimburg, Rusia, fecha oficial de la fundación de la ciudad, día en que las primeras minas de hierro de los Urales entran en funcionamiento.
1660 Thomas de Lagny, mathematician.
1598 (baptism) Francisco de Zurbarán Spain, Baroque painter MORE ON ZURBARÁN AT ART 4 NOVEMBER with links to images.
0994 Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/writer of Islamic Spain