80 Years Ago—Nov. 7, 1940: Free French troops land near Libreville, Gabon, in Vichy French-held French Equatorial Africa.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington collapses in windstorm. See the film showing collapse of Tacoma Narrows Bridge, 7 November 1940 (public domain via Stillman Fires Collection: Tacoma Fire Department):
75 Years Ago—Nov. 7, 1945: Bell Aircraft Corporation conducts the first remote-control flight of a P-59 Airacomet jet using a TV in the cockpit.