Thursday, November 7, 2013


What happened on November 7th:

1910: The first air freight shipment from Dayton, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio was undertaken by the Wright Brothers for department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1916: Jeannette Rankin, a Representative from Montana, was elected to Congress as its first woman Representative.

1928: Herbert Hoover was elected president.

1934: Arthur L. Mitchell became the first black Democratic congressman.

1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt wins a fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.

1967: Carl B. Stokes was elected the first black mayor of a major city, Cleveland, Ohio.

1976: Gone With The Wind was first televised.

1989: Douglas Wilder was elected the first U.S. black governor in Virginia.

2000: Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States.

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

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