History's December 07
    2015 Beijing issues its 1st ever red alert for pollution
    2015 Time Magazine readers name Bernie Sanders their 'person of the year'
    2015 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US
    2014 The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria
    2014 Typhoon Hagupit hits central Philippines; millions flee homes for shelter
    2014 Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution
    2014 The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain's hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps
    2014 Human Rights Watch Asia Division call for investigation into Indonesian security forces shooting of peaceful protesters
    2013 9th ACC Championship Game: #1 Florida State beats #20 Duke, 45-7
    2013 22nd SEC Championship Game: #3 Auburn beats #5 Missouri, 59-42
    2010 Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter
    2007 The Hebei Spirit oil spill began in South Korea after a crane barge being towed by tug collided with the very large crude carrier, Hebei Spirit.
    2006 A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
    2005 Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.
    2005 U.S. debut of the second part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS
    2003 The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
    2002 11th SEC Championship Game: #4 Georgia beats #22 Arkansas, 30-3
    1999 The RIAA files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client, on charges of copyright infringement.
    1997 Amy Fruhwirth & Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic
    1996 1st Big 12 Championship Game: Texas beats #3 Nebraska, 37-27
    1996 Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), lands
    1996 5th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #11 Alabama, 45-30
    1995 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
    1995 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter
    1994 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win
    1994 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide
    1993 Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast
    1993 The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
    1993 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery
    1992 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
    1991 A J Kitt, US, wins World Skiing Cup
    1990 Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam Hussein's decision to free hostages
    1990 Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement
    1989 C Coleman & D Zippel's musical "City of Angels" premieres in NYC
    1988 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia (25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
    1988 Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
    1988 NY Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach
    1988 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC
    1988 Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
    1987 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
    1987 Gorbachev arrives in US for a summit meeting
    1987 Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
    1986 Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
    1986 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 1)
    1986 Pres Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti
    1985 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
    1985 Atlantis (61-B) returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
    1984 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
    1983 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
    1983 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
    1982 Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building
    1982 In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.
    1981 Spain becomes a member of the NATO
    1980 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
    1978 Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick
    1977 Islander Billy Smith's 10th shut-out opponent-Black Hawks 4-0
    1976 UN Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, sec-gen for 2nd 5 yr term
    1975 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
    1975 Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
    1975 Indonesian army occupies East Timor
    1975 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament
    1973 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
    1973 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
    1973 Wings release "Band on the Run"
    1972 Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission, launched
    1972 Philippine's first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed & wounded by an assailant
    1971 "Wild & Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
    1971 Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
    1971 An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
    1970 Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
    1970 West Germany & Poland normalize relations
    1968 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
    1968 Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati
    1967 "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 performances
    1967 Otis Redding records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
    1966 A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.
    1965 Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
    1964 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs
    1963 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
    1963 Instant replay is used for the first time in a Army-Navy game.
    1962 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1960 Ivory Coast claims independence from France
    1959 "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
    1958 Romulo Betancourt elected pres of Venezuela
    1957 Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year
    1956 Helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel
    1954 Japanese government of Joshida resigns
    1954 KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
    1953 Israel's PM Ben-Gurion retires
    1953 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, NC (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
    1952 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
    1949 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)
    1949 Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan
    1946 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
    1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago
    1944 General Radescu forms Romanian government
    1943 Cairo: president Roosevelt travels back to the US
    1941 Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon
    1941 Futshida's air fleet passes coastline of Oahu
    1941 German siege of Tobruk ends after 8 months
    1941 Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack US fleet at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2403 people
    1941 Nacht & Nebel Erlass, resistance fighter sent to concentration camps
    1941 1st Japanese midget submarine (No. 20) attacked by a US ship (USS Ward)
    1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5
    1940 North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor
    1940 The first prototype Fairey Barracuda flew
    1939 William Walton's violinist concert premieres in Cleveland
    1939 Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
    1938 Philip Barry's "Here Come the Clowns" premieres in NYC
    1938 W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of St Louis Post-Dispatch by radio
    1937 Dutch Minister Romme proclaims married women are forbidden to work
    1937 Russian chess player Alekhine recaptures world title from Max Euwe
    1937 Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
    1935 CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
    1934 Wiley Post discovers jet stream
    1932 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
    1931 Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours
    1930 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing
    1929 Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 mins
    1929 Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
    1926 Gas refrigerator patented
    1925 Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC
    1925 Noel Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC
    1924 German election (Social Democrats win, Nazis & Communists lose)
    1921 KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions
    1920 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
    1920 USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany
    1917 US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I
    1917 The USA's 42nd 'Rainbow' Division arrives in France (with Colonel Douglass MacArthur among its ranks)
    1916 David Lloyd George replaces resigning H. H. Asquith as British PM
    1912 Bust of Queen Nefertete found in El-Amarna, Egypt
    1911 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
    1911 Natl Hockey Association forms with New Westminster, Vancouver & Victoria
    1909 Belgian-born Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, NY, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)
    1907 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
    1907 The First Egyptian Nationalist Congress meets under the leadership of Mustafa Kamil Pasha
    1902 Britain and Germany issue an ultimatum to Venezuela demanding that President Cipriano Castro pay claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899
    1900 Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body radiation.
    1895 Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies
    1891 52nd US Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session
    1889 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Gondoliers" premieres in London
    1885 49th Congress (1885-87) convenes
    1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of "Scientific American"
    1876 NY Mutuals & Phila A's expelled from NL for not completing sked
    1875 Natives Sons of the West organized
    1872 HMS Challenger sets sail on 3½ year world oceanographic cruise
    1868 Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1
    1864 Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia
    1862 Battle of Hartsville, TN
    1862 Battle of Prairie Grove, AR
    1842 New York Philharmonic's 1st concert
    1836 Martin Van Buren elected 8th president
    1835 Bavarian Ludwig railway opens - first German steam railway
    1808 James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President
    1804 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth's magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute
    1787 Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify the US constitution
    1783 Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London
    1783 William Pitt the Younger (24) becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister
    1741 Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia
    1732 The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
    1724 Tumult of Thorn - religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toru?) by Polish authorities.
    1696 Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
    1354 Margaretha van Bavarian's son earl Willem V signs peace treaty
    185 Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)
    43 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero (b. 106 BC), Roman orator and politician assassinated.
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