Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for November 7, 2019:

45th calendar week, 311st day of the year

54 days left until the end of the year

Zodiac: Scorpio

Name day: Engelbert, Ernst, Willibrord


2018 - US President Donald Trump forces the resignation of his Justice Minister Jeff Sessions. He criticizes the minister's lack of support in the dispute over Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.

2014 - During a commemoration session in the Bundestag on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the songwriter and former GDR dissident Wolf Biermann attacks the Left Party sharply.

1999 - In Berlin, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the "Special Stage of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany" for his decisive role in German unity.

1997 - Unesco recognizes the river landscape of the Elbe between Prettin in Saxony-Anhalt and Tesperhude in Schleswig-Holstein as a biosphere reserve. It covers a length of about 400 kilometers.

1989 - In Virginia, Douglas Wilder is elected the first black governor of a US state.

1957 - The first model of the "Trabant" is built at the Zwickau Sachsenring plants. The car has 18 hp at 500 cubic inches of displacement.

1944 - Richard Sorge, German-Russian spy, is executed in Tokyo. He had set up an intelligence network for the Soviet Union in Japan, disguised as a correspondent for the Frankfurter Zeitung.

1929 - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opens in New York.

1659 - France and Spain agree as common border the Pyrenees («Traité des Pyrénées»).


1989 - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (30), Russian political activist, member of the Russian band Pussy Riot

1969 - Hélène Grimaud (50), French pianist, co-founder of the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York 1999 (autobiography: Wolf Sonata)

1959 - Vera Russwurm (60), Austrian journalist and presenter (TV magazine "Vera exclusive" at ORF)

1929 - Eric Kandel (90), American physician and Nobel laureate, emigrated from Austria to the United States at the age of nine, receiving the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2000 for his brain research

1879 - Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, as War Commissar decisively involved in the victory of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War, murdered in 1940


1992 - Alexander Dubcek, Czechoslovakian politician, became a legend as the leader of the "Prague Spring" in 1968, b. 1921

1964 - Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German chemist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1929, born. 1873