Today in history – November 7, 2019

1805 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition sighted the Pacific Ocean for the first time. They would arrive two weeks later.

1893 – Passage of a referendum made Colorado the first state to grant women the right to vote.

1916 – Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress.

1917 – Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky.

1962 – Richard M. Nixon, who failed in a bid to become governor of California, held what he called his last press conference, telling reporters, “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”