This day in history: Nov. 7


Paris makes it illegal for women to wear trousers, unless they have a police permit. This wasn’t annulled until 2013.


Thomas Nast is the first to depict the Republican Party as an elephant.


Albert H. Hook patents the cigarette manufacturing machine.


Colorado passes women’s suffrage into law after a state referendum.


The Museum of Modern Art opens in New York.


The Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in areas of public recreation.


Richard Nixon is re-elected as president of the United States, defeating George McGovern.


The Supreme Court determines George W. Bush as president of the United States, after election against Al Gore is inconclusive.


Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve bill to legalize same-sex marriage.


Danica Roem is the first transgender person elected to a U.S state legislature in North Virginia.

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