20 fun facts for November, 7

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 7th is a historically significant day, with events ranging from the birth of physicist Marie Curie to the establishment of the New York Museum of Modern Art. The date also saw milestones in technology, politics, and pop culture, including the first electronic television demonstration and the debut of Duke Ellington at Carnegie Hall.
20 Fun facts
  1. On November 7, 1492, a 90-kg meteorite fell in the village of Ensisheim, France. Touted as the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, it struck the Earth during the reign of King Maximilian I, who interpreted the event as a good omen in his battle against France.
  2. November 7th is National Stress Awareness Day in the United States. Recognized annually, the day emphasizes the importance of identifying stress triggers and encourages people to seek help if they suffer from stress, anxiety, or depression.
  3. Pioneering physicist Marie Curie was born on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland. She became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and remains the only person to have won Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields - Physics and Chemistry.
  4. On November 7, 1874, political cartoonist Thomas Nast introduced the concept of the elephant as a symbol of the U.S. Republican Party. The symbol first appeared in Harper’s Weekly, depicting an image of an elephant trampling on the Democratic Party.
  5. November 7th is National Bittersweet Chocolate and Almonds Day in the United States. This event pays tribute to the unique combination of dark, rich chocolate with the earthy, crunchy flavor of almonds.
  6. The Soviet Union was officially disbanded on November 7, 1991. The Soviet Union had been established on December 30, 1922, bringing together Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics under one government.
  7. November 7th marks the beginning of National Split Pea Soup Week in the United States, a celebration that lasts until November 13th. The week encourages the consumption of this healthy, nutritious, and affordable dish made from split peas and broth.
  8. In 1929, the historical New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was founded on November 7th. It is considered one of the largest and most influential modern art museums globally and is home to a vast collection of around 200,000 artworks.
  9. Billy Graham, American evangelist, and the significant religious leader, began his ministry on November 7, 1947. He gathered around 554,000 followers during his ministry and was an influential advisor to several U.S. Presidents.
  10. The first issue of The Economist magazine was published on November 7, 1843, in London. This prominent weekly newspaper focuses on international news, politics, business, finance, science, and technology.
  11. On November 7, 1885, the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway, marking the completion of the transcontinental railroad across Canada. The ambitious project linked the country's East and West coasts, paving the way for Canada's expansion and development.
  12. November 7th is celebrated as National Tongue Twister Day in the United States. It's a day to challenge your linguistic skills and dexterity by practicing tongue-twisting phrases and alliterations.
  13. American inventor Philo Farnsworth demonstrated electronic television for the first time on November 7, 1929. His invention enabled the transmission of electronic images through radio waves, paving the way for modern television.
  14. On November 7, 1631, the first known transit of Venus occurred. Observed by English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks, the rare astronomical event takes place when Venus passes directly between Earth and the Sun.
  15. The first long-drive automobile trip was completed on November 7, 1903, by Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson, Sewall K. Crocker, and a dog called Bud. The journey from San Francisco to New York took 63 days and covered more than 3,600 miles.
  16. November 7, 1927, saw the first official use of the moving assembly line in automobile manufacturing by Ford Motors. This innovation made it possible to mass-produce vehicles, making cars accessible and affordable to ordinary citizens.
  17. On November 7, 1932, the first volume of the comic strip, "Mutt and Jeff," was published. Created by cartoonist Bud Fisher, the strip featured the eccentric antics of Mutt and Jeff, and it went on to inspire other comic strips, setting the foundation for modern comics.
  18. November 7, 1967, marked the election of Carl Stokes as the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city, Cleveland, Ohio. He was also the first black mayor in the nation to be elected by popular vote.
  19. On November 7, 1996, the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft was launched. Its main objective was to explore Mars, and map its surface features, and study its weather patterns. This spacecraft sent back invaluable data about Mars until its last contact in 2006.
  20. In 1943, Duke Ellington, the legendary jazz composer, and pianist, performed his first concert at Carnegie Hall on November 7. During the event, he debuted his famed composition, "Black, Brown, and Beige," dedicated to African American history and culture.