Today In History, November 7th

1874 – The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly.

1876 – The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by Albert H. Hook.

1918 – During World War I, a false report through the United Press announced that an armistice had been signed.

1929 – The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened to the public.

1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first (and only) person to win a fourth term as president.

1963 – The comedy “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” premiered in Hollywood.

1963 – Elston Howard, of the New York Yankees, became the first black player to be named the American League’s Most Valuable Player.

1965 – The “Pillsbury Dough Boy” debuted in television commercials. (Image: Pillsbury)

1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

1973 – New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.

1991 – The musical revival of “Brigadoon” opened in New York.

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. The state of New York elected her to the U.S. Senate (New York).

(Source: On-This-Day)

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