NOVEMBER 7: The Daily Flashback
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.
1867: Marie Curie
1913: Albert Camus
1922: Al Hirt
1942: Johnny Rivers
1943: Joni Mitchell
1959: Keith Lockhart
2004: Howard Keel
2011: Andrea True
2016: Leonard Cohen