A to Z This Day in World History | November 7th

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On November 7th in world history, several significant events occurred. Here are a few notable ones:

  1. 1917 – October Revolution in Russia: On November 7, 1917, according to the Julian calendar (October 25 in the Gregorian calendar), the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized power in Russia, marking the beginning of the Russian Revolution. This event led to the establishment of a communist government in Russia and eventually the formation of the Soviet Union.
  2. 1940 – The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse: On this day, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State, USA, famously collapsed due to strong winds and aerodynamic forces. The dramatic event was captured on film and serves as a classic engineering failure example.
  3. 1967 – The United States Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act, leading to the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the establishment of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). This legislation has had a significant impact on the development of public television and radio in the United States.
  4. 1991 – Magic Johnson’s Announcement: NBA basketball legend Magic Johnson announced that he had contracted HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), which led to widespread awareness and discussion about HIV/AIDS.
  5. 2013 – Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Struck the Philippines: One of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded made landfall in the Philippines, causing widespread destruction and leading to significant humanitarian efforts.

These are just a few historical events that happened on November 7th. The day has seen various events across different years and contexts.

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