Daily Archives: November 7, 2014

Lord Lucan murders children’s nanny, attacks wife then disappears 40 years ago this hour (Nov 7 1974)

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(Thursday, November 7, 1974, at about 8:55 p.m. GMT) — British peer Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, disappeared today after his children’s nanny, Sandra Rivett, was bludgeoned to death at his family’s London home; he has not been seen since. Lady Lucan was also attacked; she later identified Lucan as her assailant.

FDR elected to unprecedented fourth term over Dewey 70 years ago today (Nov 7 1944)

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(Tuesday, November 7, 1944, during the 1944 presidential campaign) — Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York was elected to an unprecedented fourth term today, soundly defeating Republican challenger New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Continue reading FDR elected to unprecedented fourth term over Dewey 70 years ago today (Nov 7 1944)

Violent storm forces Anne, Margot Frank out of tents at Bergen-Belsen 70 years ago today (Nov 7 1944)

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(Tuesday, November 7, 1944; part of The Holocaust during World War II) — About four days after their arrival at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in what is today Lower Saxony in northern Germany, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank and her older sister, Margot’s stay in a tent camp came to a dramatic close when a violent storm swept many of the tents away. For hours, women stood in the hail and streaming rain, thin blankets over their shoulders before they were driven into kitchen tent to spend the night there.