spotlight Today in history: Nov. 7 Nov 7, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1862: Lincoln & George B. McClellan In 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln replaced replace Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac with Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside. ALEXANDER GARDNER 1917: Bolshevik Revolution In 1917, Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky. AP 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey. Murray Becker 1962: Richard Nixon In 1962, Richard M. Nixon, having lost California's gubernatorial race, held what he called his "last press conference," telling reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore." ASSOCIATED PRESS 1967: Carl Stokes In 1967, Carl Stokes was elected the first black mayor of a major city -- Cleveland, Ohio. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1972: Richard Nixon On Nov. 7, 1972, President Richard Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern. Anonymous 1991: Magic Johnson In 1991, basketball star Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for HIV, and was retiring. (Despite his HIV status, Johnson has been able to sustain himself with medication.) NICK UT 2001: Osama bin Laden In 2001, the Bush administration targeted Osama bin Laden's multi-million-dollar financial networks, closing businesses in four states, detaining U.S. suspects and urging allies to help choke off money supplies in 40 nations. DOUG MILLS 2005: George W. Bush In 2005, President George W. Bush, in Panama, defended U.S. interrogation practices and called the treatment of terrorism suspects lawful, saying, "We do not torture." ARNULFO FRANCO 2009: David Haye Ten years ago: David Haye won the WBA heavyweight title with a majority decision over Nikolai Valuev in Nuremberg, Germany. Christof Stache 2009: Health Care Overhaul Ten years ago: In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed, 220-215, landmark health care legislation to expand coverage to tens of millions lacking it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry. Anonymous 2013: Twitter In 2013, shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time; by the closing bell, the social network was valued at $31 billion. Marcio Jose Sanchez 2014: Barack Obama Five years ago: President Barack Obama authorized a broad expansion of the U.S. military mission in Iraq that called for boosting the total number of American troops there to about 3,100. Evan Vucci 2018: California Bar Shooting One year ago: A gunman killed 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., before apparently taking his own life as officers closed in; the victims included a man who had survived the mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Mark J. Terrill 2018: Jeff Sessions One year ago: After more than a year of blistering attacks from President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out of that post. Susan Walsh 2018: Trump & Jim Acosta One year ago: The White House suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. (A federal judge later ordered the administration to immediately return Acosta's press credentials; the White House dropped its effort to bar Acosta but warned he could have his credentials pulled again.) Evan Vucci Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight Who said it: Belichick or Churchill? promotion spotlight AP Could you pass a US civics test? More Latest Local Offers Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate Looking to Buy or Sell a Home?