This day in history: Nov. 7

1800

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

1874

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

1876

Albert H. Hook patents the cigarette manufacturing machine.

1893

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

1929

The Museum of Modern Art opens in New York.

1955

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

1972

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

2000

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

2012

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

2017

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

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