Thursday, Nov. 7, is the 311th day of 2013. There are 54 days left in the year.
Today’s birthdays: Evangelist Billy Graham is 95. Actor Barry Newman is 75. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 70. Former CIA Director David Petraeus is 61. Actor Christopher Knight (“The Brady Bunch”) is 56. Rock musician Tommy Thayer (KISS) is 53. Actors Jeremy and Jason London are 41. Rock singer Lorde is 17.
In 1811, US forces led by William Henry Harrison defeated warriors from Tecumseh’s Confederacy in the Battle of Tippecanoe.
In 1917, Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government.
In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey.
In 1962, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, 78, died in New York City.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon was reelected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.
In 1973, Congress overrode President Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Act.
In 1980, actor Steve McQueen died in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, at age 50.
In 2003, six US soldiers were killed in the crash of their helicopter in Tikrit, Iraq.