This day in history November 7, 2019
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Started by metmike - Nov. 7, 2019, 1:10 a.m.

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November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.  54 days remain until the end of the year.

This day marks the approximate midpoint of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the September equinox).

1893Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.

2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case, electing George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.

By metmike - Nov. 7, 2019, 1:13 a.m.
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1913 – The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

Great Lakes Storm of 1913
November gale.pngConvergence of systems to form the November gale
TypeCyclonic blizzard
FormedNovember 6, 1913
DissipatedNovember 11, 1913
Lowest pressure968.5 mb (28.60 inches)
Maximum snowfall or ice accretion24 in (61 cm) of snow recorded in some areas
  • $2,332,000 (1913) for vessels totally lost
  • $830,900 (1913) for vessels that became constructive total losses
  • $620,000 (1913) for vessels stranded but returned to service
  • $1,000,000 in lost cargoes
shore damage:
Complete cost not available.
Areas affectedThe Great Lakes Basin in the Midwestern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario

The storm, an extratropical cyclone, originated as the convergence of two major storm fronts, fueled by the lakes' relatively warm waters—a seasonal process called a "November gale". It produced 90 mph (140 km/h) wind gusts, waves over 35 feet (11 m) high, and whiteoutsnowsqualls. Analysis of the storm and its impact on humans, engineering structures, and the landscape led to better forecasting and faster responses to storm warnings, stronger construction (especially of marine vessels), and improved preparedness.