MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY
1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.
1942 – Johnny Rivers is born
1943 – Joni Mitchell is born
1967 – Elton John, still going by his given name of Reg Dwight, and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign their first major publishing deal, with their parents there to witness the signing, as both are still minors.
1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.