In Anglo-Saxon calendars, the 7th of November is considered the first day of winter, known as 'Winter's Day'.
Quote of the Day
"If civilisation is to advance at all in the future, it must be through the help of women, women freed of their political shackles, women with full power to work their will in society.
~ Emmeline Pankhurst
On This Day
1916The hospital ship Britannic, sister-ship of Titanic, hit a mine and sank, killing 30.
197421 people were killed and 182 injured when bombs exploded in two Birmingham pubs. The IRA was probably responsible, but the real culprits have never been found. The Birmingham Six, originally convicted of the bombings, were released because of dodgy police practices.
1981The proceedings of the House of Commons were televised live for the first time.