Today is Thursday,

Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2019. There are 54 days left in the year.

On this date

  • In 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln replaced replace Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac with Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside.
  • In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey.
  • In 1966, John Lennon first met Yoko Ono at the Indica Gallery in London.
  • On Nov. 7, 1972, President Richard Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.

In 1973, Congress overrode President Richard Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive’s power to wage war without congressional approval.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 76. Rock musician Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne) is 51. Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is 49. Actress Yunjin Kim is 46. Actor Adam DeVine is 36. Rock singer Lorde is 23.

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