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Calendar for November 7th, 2012

National Notary Public Day (United States)

Born 1867: Marie Curie (chemist)

1873: Alexander Mackenzie became the second prime minister of Canada

1874: In a cartoon by Thomas Nast, the elephant was first used to represent the Republican party

1885: Last spike of the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway driven at Craigellachie, British Columbia

1893: The state of Colorado granted women residents the right to vote

Born 1903: Dean Jagger (actor)

Born 1913: Albert Camus (writer)

Died 1913: Alfred Russel Wallace (naturalist)

Born 1918: Billy Graham (evangelist)

Born 1922: Al Hirt (musician)

Born 1938: Barry Newman (actor)

1941: Bette Davis became the first woman elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood

Born 1942: Johnny Rivers (singer)

Born 1943: Joni Mitchell (singer)

1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected for a fourth term

1956: UN approved United Nations Emergency Force

Born 1957: Christopher Knight (actor)

Died 1962: Eleanor Roosevelt (U.S. First Lady)

Born 1972: Jason and Jeremy London (actors)

Died 1978: Gene Tunney (boxer)

Died 1980: Steve McQueen (actor)

1991: Magic Johnson announced his retirement from basketball because he tested positive for the HIV virus

Died 2004: Howard Keel (actor)

2006: The first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, was elected

Died 2011: Joe Frazier (boxer)

2012: A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada

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