WHO ELECTED YOU?

November 7 in history:

November 7th of 1917 is marked as the official date of the Russian Revolution, when Lenin led an assault on Russia’s provisional government at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.

Colorado citizens did something revolutionary on this date in 1893.  They passed a constitutional amendment to give the state’s women the right to vote.  That made Colorado the first state to approve women’s suffrage through a popular election.

On November 7th, 1916, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress. That same day in 2000, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first presidential spouse in the U.S. to win public office, when she was elected a Senator from New York.

How did the Wizard of Oz become a Wizard?  In the 1939 movie, he explains to Dorothy that the citizens of Oz proclaimed him “the First Wizard Deluxe” when he drifted to their land in a runaway hot-air balloon.  Herman Mankiewicz was one of many screenwriters who worked on “Oz.”  He also co-wrote “Citizen Kane,” whose lead character ran for public office.  Mankiewicz was born on November 7th, 1897.

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