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Birthstone: Topaz
November is the eleventh month of the year. The word november derives from the latin word novem, meaning nine because originally it was the ninth month in the Roman calendar.
This was changed to the present day order when catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1582.
The chrysanthemum is the flower of November and the topaz is its birthstone whose virtues are, wisdom, courage and serenity.


The Origin of the Birthstone
Today Birthstones are associated with the particular calendar months of the year and considered lucky to the people born in those months.
Some attribute the origin of the tradition of birthstones to the 12-jeweled breastplate worn by Aaron, the brother of Moses.
Myths and Superstitions gradually grew up regarding the stones, and symbolic meanings or virtues were ascribed to them.


My Birth date and the history..

History on November 7th

680 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
1631 Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
1775 Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
1805 Lewis & Clark 1st sight Pacific Ocean
1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan
1837 Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy murdered by mob at Alton, Ill
1865 London Gazette, oldest surviving journal, is founded
1872 Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; found abandoned 4 weeks later
1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast
1875 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
1876 Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD in US college (Yale)
1876 Meharry Medical College established at Central Tennessee College
1876 President Rutherford B Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory
1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
1907 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
1909 Knights & Ladies of St Peter Claver organizes in Mobile Alabama
1916 Jeannette Rankin (Mont-R-Rep) 1st woman Representative
1916 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected President
1917 British capture Gaza Palestine from the Turks
1917 October Revolution (Oct 26 OS) in Russia, Lenin seizes power
1918 Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
1918 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
1934 Arthur L Mitchell, becomes 1st black Democratic congressman (Ill)
1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash
1942 1st US President to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
1944 FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
1951 Constitution of Jordan passed
1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
1962 Richard Nixon quits politics-You won't have Nixon to kick around
1963 1st black AL MVP-Elston Howard, NY Yankees
1964 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, can move to Atlanta in 1966
1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US
1967 Carl B Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland, Ohio
1967 LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1967 Richard G Hatcher elected mayor of Gary Indiana
1969 John & Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
1970 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
1972 President Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
1973 NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into the little league
1976 "Gone With the Wind" televised
1982 Liz Taylor's 7th divorce (John Warner)
1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
1984 STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
1985 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
1988 MLB all stars beat Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
1988 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
1989 Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (D-Va)
1989 NYC elects its 1st black mayor (Dinkins) & female comp (Holtzman)
1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from Lakers


Other Birth dates which occurred on November 7th :

994 Muhammad ibn Hazm historian/jurist/writer of Islamic Spain
1096 Herbert R O'Connor Baltimore MD, (Sen-MD)/TV narrator (Crime Syndicated)
1598 Francisco de Zurbaran Spain, Baroque painter (baptized)
1832 Andrew Dickson White educator/1st President of Cornell
1856 Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878)
1867 Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911)
1876 Culbert Olson Fillmore UT, (Gov-D-Cal)
1879 Leon Trotsky Russian Communist theorist, Bolshevik
1883 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux Newport News VA, TV preacher
1888 Sir Chandrasekhara Raman India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
19-- Gloria LeRoy Bucyrus Ohio, actress (Hot L Baltimore, Kaz)
19-- James Houghton Los Angeles CA, actor (Code R, Kenny-Knots Landing)
19-- Lila Kaye Middlesbrough England, actress (Mama Malone)
1900 Efrem Kurtz St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Houston Symphony 1948-54)
1902 Jesus Maria Sanrom Carolina PR, pianist (Boston Symphony)
1903 Dean Jagger Lima Ohio, actor (Albert Vane-Mr Novak, Elmer Gantry)
1903 Konrad Lorenz zoologist/ethologist/writer (Nobel 1973)
1913 Albert Camus Algeria, novelist/director (The Just-Nobel 1957)
1916 Joe Bushkin NYC, jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes)
1918 Billy Graham Charlotte NC, evangelist (Crusades)
1922 Al Hirt New Orleans LA, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World)
1926 Joan Sutherland Sydney Australia, operatic soprano (Met Opera)
1930 Rudy Boschwitz (Sen-R-MN)
1936 Barry Newman Boston MA, actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli)
1936 Gwyneth Jones Pontnewyndd Wales, soprano (Die Walkyre)
1938 Dee Clark Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
1938 James Katt pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
1942 Johnny Rivers singer (Secret Agent Man)
1943 Joni Mitchell Alberta Canada, singer (Clouds)
1943 Judith Frost British Columbia
1944 Jim Watkins Philadelphia PA, actor (Jerry-Magician)
1944 Joe Niekro baseball knuckler (NY Yankees)
1949 Judy Tenuda comedienne (Spotlight Cafe)
1951 Nick Guilder singer (Hot Child in the City)
1957 Dr Jonathan Palmer formula-1 racer
1957 Kathy McMillan long jumper (1976 Olympics silver)
1961 Mintcho Pachov Bulgaria, 67.5kg weightlifter (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1963 Todd McKee actor (Ted-Santa Barbara, Bold & Beautiful)
1964 Dana Plato Maywood CA, actress (Kimberly-Diff'rent Strokes)
1964 Liam O'Maonlai rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
1972 Christopher Daniel Barnes actor (Ross-Day by Day, As World Turns)
1972 Clive B. Barnes Portland Me, actor (Scott Hayden-Starman)

Deaths which occurred on November 7th :

1573 Solomon Luria (Maharshal) talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies
1837 Elijah P Lovejoy publisher, murdered by proslavery mob
1962 Eleanor Roosevelt Former 1st Lady, dies at 78 in NYC
1978 Gene Tunney former heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 80
1980 Steve McQueen Slater MO, actor, dies at 50
1984 George Matthews actor, dies at 73 of heart disease