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On November seventh, 1917, Russia's
Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir
Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government
of Alexander Kerensky.
On this date:
In 1893, the state of Colorado granted its women
the right to vote.
Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the
first woman elected to Congress.
In 1929, the
Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened to
In 1940, the
middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in
Washington state collapsed during a windstorm.
In 1944, President
Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in
office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.
In 1962, Richard
M. Nixon, having lost California's gubernatorial
race, held what he called his "last press
conference," telling reporters, "You
won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."
In 1972, President
Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat
In 1973, Congress
overrode President Nixon's veto of the War Powers
Act, which limits a chief executive's power to
wage war without congressional approval.
In 1980, actor
Steve McQueen died in Juarez, Mexico, at age 50.
In 1989, L.
Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in
Virginia, becoming the first elected black
governor in US history; David N. Dinkins was
elected New York City's first black mayor.
Ten years ago: 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
Five years ago: 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
One year ago:
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. Tiger Woods
became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953
to win four straight tournaments. Kenya's Joseph
Chebet won the New York City Marathon; Adriana
Fernandez won the women's division.
"I know nothing
grander, better exercise, better digestion, more
positive proof of the past, the triumphant result
of faith in human kind, than a well-contested
American national election."
Walt Whitman, American poet (1819-1892).