December 7th Events

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December 7th, 2007 (December 07 2007)EventThe 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.
December 7th, 2006 (December 07 2006)EventA tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
December 7th, 2005 (December 07 2005)EventRigoberto 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.
December 7th, 2003 (December 07 2003)EventThe Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
December 7th, 2001 (December 07 2001)EventJohn P. Walters is sworn in as the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
December 7th, 1999 (December 07 1999)EventThe RIAA files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client, on charges of copyright infringement.
December 7th, 1995 (December 07 1995)EventThe Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.
December 7th, 1993 (December 07 1993)EventThe Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
December 7th, 1988 (December 07 1988)EventSpitak Earthquake: In Armenia an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale kills nearly 25,000, injures 15,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.
December 7th, 1988 (December 07 1988)EventYasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist.Yasser Arafat Quotes
December 7th, 1987 (December 07 1987)EventPacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and himself.
December 7th, 1983 (December 07 1983)EventAn Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 collides with an Aviaco DC-9 in dense fog while the two airliners are taxiing down the runway at Madrid Barajas International Airport, killing 93 people.
December 7th, 1982 (December 07 1982)EventIn Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.
December 7th, 1975 (December 07 1975)EventIndonesia invades East Timor.
December 7th, 1972 (December 07 1972)EventApollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launchedied in The crew takes the photograph known as "The Blue Marble" as they leave the Earth.
December 7th, 1971 (December 07 1971)EventPakistan President Yahya Khan announces formation of a Coalition Government at Centre with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as Vice-Prime Minister.
December 7th, 1970 (December 07 1970)EventThe first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats.
December 7th, 1966 (December 07 1966)EventA fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.
December 7th, 1965 (December 07 1965)EventPope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
December 7th, 1963 (December 07 1963)EventInstant replay is used for the first time in a Army-Navy game.
December 7th, 1962 (December 07 1962)EventPrince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality s constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils. Devo Quotes
December 7th, 1949 (December 07 1949)EventChinese Civil War: The government of Republic of China moves from Nanking to Taipei.
December 7th, 1946 (December 07 1946)EventA fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.
December 7th, 1941 (December 07 1941)EventWorld War II: Attack on Pearl HarborThe Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (See also December 8. Because of the time difference, events of December 8 that took place west of the International Date Line happened while it was December 7 to the east of this line.)
December 7th, 1941 (December 07 1941)EventHolocaust (Shoah): Extermination of Jewish people at the death camp of Chelmno begins.
December 7th, 1940 (December 07 1940)EventThe first prototype Fairey Barracuda flew
December 7th, 1930 (December 07 1930)EventW1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.
December 7th, 1917 (December 07 1917)EventWorld War I: The US declares war on Austria-Hungary.
December 7th, 1900 (December 07 1900)EventMax Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission.
December 7th, 1826 (December 07 1826)EventMalacca High School (SMK Tinggi Melaka) is established in Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia.
December 7th, 1787 (December 07 1787)EventDelaware becomes the first state to ratify the US Constitution.
December 7th, 1776 (December 07 1776)EventMarquis de Lafayette attempts to enter the American military as a major general.
December 7th, 1732 (December 07 1732)EventThe Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
December 7th, 1724 (December 07 1724)EventTumult of Thornreligious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Torun) by Polish authorities.
December 7th, 1696 (December 07 1696)EventConnecticut Route 108, one of the states first highways is laid out in Trumbull.

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