Today in history: Nov. 7In 1874, the Republican Party was...

Almanac

November 07, 1997

Today in history: Nov. 7

In 1874, the Republican Party was symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly magazine.

In 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress.

In 1917, Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky.

In 1967, Carl Stokes was elected the first black mayor of a major city -- Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1989, L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the first elected black governor in U.S. history; David N. Dinkins was elected New York City's first black mayor.

Pub Date: 11/07/97

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