NOVEMBER 7: The Daily Flashback

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1914: The first issue of The New Republic magazine was published.
1916: Jeanette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
1917: Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place with the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky overthrown by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
1929: The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened to the public.
1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt became the only person to win a fourth term as U.S. President.
1951: Frank Sinatra married his second wife, actress Ava Gardner.
1963: New York Yankees catcher Elston Howard became the first black player to be named the American League’s Most Valuable Player.
1965: The Pillsbury Dough Boy debuted in television commercials.
1967: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1970: Chicago released “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
1973: New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.
1974: Hard rocker Ted Nugent became the National Squirrel Shooting Archery Champion.
1979: “The Rose,” starring Bette Midler, premiered in Los Angeles.
1985: Bob Dylan’s five-album box set Biograph was released.

1986: The film “Sid And Nancy” opened nationally.
1987: 16-year-old Tiffany hit No. 1 with “I Think We’re Alone Now,” a cover of Tommy James & Tthe Shondells’ 1967 hit.
1988: John Fogerty won his self-plagiarism court battle with Fantasy Records after the label claimed Fogerty copied his own song, “Run Through The Jungle” when he wrote “The Old Man Down The Road.”
1991: Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was retiring from basketball.
1997: The “Titanic” soundtrack album was released. It contains just one song with vocals – Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” – but sells well over 10 million copies and goes to No. 1.
1998: Little Jimmy Dickens celebrated his 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
1999: Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments.
2000: Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first president’s wife to win public office when she was elected to the U.S. Senate.
2006: Orleans lead singer John Hall was elected to the US House of Representatives in New York’s 19th district.
2011: Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.
2015: With their self-titled album, Pentatonix became the first a cappella group to score a No. 1 album.
2016: The first episode of “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” starring Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart aired on VH1, with the co-hosts making a batch of fried chicken with Wiz Khalifa.
2017: Aretha Franklin played Elton John’s AIDS Foundation gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City in what turned out to be her final performance.

BIRTHDAYS
1867: Marie Curie
1913: Albert Camus
1922: Al Hirt
1942: Johnny Rivers
1943: Joni Mitchell
1959: Keith Lockhart
1996: Lorde

DEATHS
2004: Howard Keel
2011: Andrea True
2016: Leonard Cohen

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