The first Melbourne Cup horse race is held in Melbourne, Australia.
Nine died in the Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland
The Jokela school shooting occurred on 7 November 2007, at Jokela High School in Jokela, a town in the municipality of Tuusula, Finland. The gunman, 18-year-old student Pekka-Eric Auvinen, entered the school on that morning armed with a semi-automatic pistol. He killed eight people and wounded one person in the toe before shooting himself in the head; twelve others were also injured by flying shattered glass or sprained ankles. Auvinen died later that evening in a Helsinki hospital.
This was the second school shooting in the history of Finland. The previous incident occurred in 1989 at the Raumanmeri school in Rauma, when a 14-year-old fatally shot two fellow students. Less than one year after the Jokela school massacre, the Kauhajoki school shooting occurred in Kauhajoki, where a gunman shot and killed ten people before killing himself.
The Museum of Modern Art opens to in New York City.
Magic Johnson announces that he has been infected with HIV and then retires from the National Basketball Association.
The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters during the Cold war.
Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and leave the NBA
The U.S. invades Afghanistan, beginning with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.