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This Day in History: November 7th

American politician Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S senate becoming the first lady to win elective office.

On November 7, 2000, Hillary Clinton was elected as a United States Senator from New York. She is the first First Lady to be elected to the United States Senate and the first woman to be elected to the New York State Senate.

Hillary Diane Clinton (née Rodham; born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001 as the wife of President Bill Clinton. She was the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in the 2016 election, becoming the first woman to earn a presidential nomination by a major U.S. political party. Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College vote, losing the election to Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton – Presidential Candidate & Former First Lady

American movie star Steve McQueen, died at age 50.

Terrence Stephen McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American film and television actor. His antihero character, which was highlighted during the 1960s counterculture heyday, earned him a top box-office draw for his films from the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He was known as the “King of Cool” and raced under the name Harvey Mushman.

McQueen was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Sand Pebbles (1966). Love With the Proper Stranger (1963), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Nevada Smith (1966), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Bullitt (1968), Le Mans (1971), The Getaway (1972), and Papillon are among his other well-known films (1973). He also appeared in the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), and The Towering Inferno (1974).

McQueen became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974, despite not acting in a film for another four years. He was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity put him in great demand, allowing him to charge the highest fees.

Canadian musician Leonard Cohen, died at age 82.

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ, was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist who died on November 7, 2016. Religion, politics, loneliness, sadness, sexuality, grief, death, and personal relationships were all themes in his writing. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour. In 2011, he was awarded one of the Prince of Asturias Literature Awards and the eighth Glenn Gould Prize.

Listen to Cohen’s most famous song, “Hallelujah”

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