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Historical Events In December - 07

Monday, 14 June 2021

1983  2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93 on December - 07.  

1983  Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA on December - 07.  

1984  On this day in history jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65  

1985  On this day in history atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB  

1985  Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70 on December - 07.  

1987  43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots) on this day in history.  

1987  On December - 07 gorbachev arrives in the US for a summit meeting  

1988  On December - 07 armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)  

1988  Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN on December - 07.  

1988  Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC on December - 07.  

1988  Yasser Arafat recognizes existence of Israel on this day in history.  

1988  On December - 07 andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies  

1988  Armenian earthquake in Armenia killing 25,000 people on this day in history.  

1990  On December - 07 iraqi parliament endorses Saddam's decision to free hostages  

1990  Ted Turner and Jane Fonda announce their engagement on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history delecta "Dee" Clark, US singer (Raindrops), dies at 52  

1992  On this day in history maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79  

1993  On December - 07 south African transitional executive council set up  

1993  Félix Houphouet-Boigny, pres of Ivory Coast (1960-93), dies at 88 on December - 07.  

1994  Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58 on December - 07.  

1995  Bill Gates announced that Microsoft would shift its entire business focus to the Internet on December - 07.  

1995  Galileo arrives on Jupiter on December - 07.  

1995  On this day in history larry Bartlett, photographer, dies at 42  

1996  Eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43 on this day in history.  

2005  A U.S. Federal Air Marshal fatally shoots Rigoberto Alpizar on a jetway at Miami International Airport in Florida on this day in history.  

2005  European Union TLD .eu is launched, and replaced .eu.int. Initially this will be only for business purposes. From 7 April 206 onwards, EU citizens can also register .eu domains on this day in history.  

2007  On this day in history uranus' orbit will be positioned such that the sun shines directly above its equator (i.e. an equinox)  

2014  The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria on December - 07.  

2017  On this day in history naples' pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru and India's Kumbh festival  

2017  Australia's parliament votes to legalize gay marriage on this day in history.  

2017  On this day in history virtual currency Bitcoin rises in value, passing $18,440 on some exchanges  

2017  On this day in history unrest in West Bank and Gaza, schools closed and a general strike in response to America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital  

2017  Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th FIFA Ballon d’Or to equal Lionel Messi's record on this day in history.  

2017  Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet on December - 07.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0521  Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597) was born on this day in history.  

0903  Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi, Persian astronomer (d. 986) was born on December - 07.  

1302  Azzone Visconti lord of Milan (d. 1339) was born on December - 07.  

1542  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587) was born on December - 07.  

1545  Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary I of Scotland (d. 1567) was born on December - 07.  

1557  Girolamo Trombeti, composer was born on December - 07.  

1561  Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (d. 1625) was born on December - 07.  

1598  On this day in history birth of giovanni Bernini, Italy, baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0043  Death of Cicero, Roman politician and author (b. 106 BC) on this day in history.  

0283  Death of Pope Eutychian on December - 07.  

0983  Otto II the Red, German king/emperor (973-83), dies at about 28 on December - 07.  

1254  On December - 07 innocent IV, [Sinibaldo dei Fieschi], Pope (1243-54), dies  

1279  On this day in history death of king Boleslaus V of Poland (b. 1226)  

1295  Death of Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

1383  On December - 07 wenceslaus, duke of Brabant, dies  

1498  On December - 07 death of alexander Hegius von Heek, German humanist  

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