On This Day In History, 7 November

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World Events Today

  • The Mary Celeste departed from New York City today in 1872, it was discovered about 4 weeks later, off the coast of the Azores Islands with no-one on-board
  • The Bolshevik Party started the October Revolution today in 1917, note that the 7 November 1917 was 25 October in the Julian calendar, which was still in use in Russia at the time
  • Mao Zedong announced the formation of the Chinese Soviet Republic today in 1931

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened its doors to the public for the first time today in 1929
  • The American basketball legend Magic Johnson publicly announced he had tested positive for HIV today in 1991
  • The actress Emma Thompson was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire today in 2018 at Buckingham Palace, London

Family Events Today

  • Marie Salomea Skłodowska, known as Marie Curie after her marriage, and recognised for her work on radioactivity, winner of 2 Noble Prizes, was born today in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland
  • Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as the American outlaw Butch Cassidy, died today in 1908 aged 42 in San Vicente, Bolivia
  • The American actor Steve McQueen, the “King of Cool”, died of heart failure today in 1980 aged 50

Main Event Today

  • A United Nations Emergency Force brought the Suez Crisis to an end today in 1956

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

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