Video: 'Elijah P Lovejoy and John Brown in November 1837'
(Tuesday, November 7, 1837, at about 10:00 p.m. local time) — Abolitionist Elijah Parish Lovejoy was fatally shot by a pro-slavery mob tonight while defending Gilman & Godfrey’s warehouse, the site of his anti-slavery newspaper, the St. Louis Observer, in Alton, Illinois. Continue reading Abolitionist Elijah Parish Lovejoy killed by pro-slavery mob 180 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 7 1837)
Video: '1917 Revolution: bloodshed begins'
(Wednesday, November 7, 1917/October 25, 1917 (O.S.), 9:45 p.m. MSD; during October Revolution and World War I) — The Russian cruiser Aurora fired a symbolic blank shot from the Neva River tonight, giving the signal to rebellious workers, soldiers and sailors led by the Bolshevik Party and leader Vladimir Lenin to storm the Winter Palace in Petrograd (modern day Saint Petersburg), Russia. Continue reading Bolshevik Red Guards seize power in Russia 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 7 1917)
(Saturday, November 7, 1987) — “Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Little Lies’ by Fleetwood Mac peaks at #4 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 7 1987)
Video: 'The President: November 1967. MP890.' (Nov. 7, 1967, at 3:03)
(Tuesday, November 7, 1967, 11:33 a.m. EST) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law today, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to accelerate the growth and improve the quality of noncommercial television. Continue reading LBJ signs bill creating nonprofit TV agency 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 7 1967)
Video: ‘Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill’
(Tuesday, November 7, 1967, 8:20 a.m. CST) — John Nance Garner, the 32nd Vice President of the United States from 1933 to 1941, during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, died today of a heart attack at his home in Ulvade, Texas. Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner dies 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 7 1967)