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Historical Events In December - 07

Sunday, 03 July 2022

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

1983  On this day in history edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA  

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

1985  Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB on December - 07.  

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 December - 07.  

1987  Gorbachev arrives in the US for a summit meeting on December - 07.  

1988  Armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die) on this day in history.  

1988  Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN on this day in history.  

1988  On December - 07 mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC  

1988  On December - 07 yasser Arafat recognizes existence of Israel  

1988  On this day in history andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies  

1988  On this day in history armenian earthquake in Armenia killing 25,000 people  

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

1990  On this day in history ted Turner and Jane Fonda announce their engagement  

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

1992  Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1993  South African transitional executive council set up on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history bill Gates announced that Microsoft would shift its entire business focus to the Internet.  

1995  Galileo arrives on Jupiter on December - 07.  

1995  Larry Bartlett, photographer, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1996  On December - 07 eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43  

2005  A U.S. Federal Air Marshal fatally shoots Rigoberto Alpizar on a jetway at Miami International Airport in Florida on December - 07.  

2005  On December - 07 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.  

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  On December - 07 the Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria  

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

2017  Australia's parliament votes to legalize gay marriage on December - 07.  

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  On December - 07 cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th FIFA Ballon d’Or to equal Lionel Messi's record  

2017  Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0521  On this day in history birth of saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597)  

0903  Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi, Persian astronomer (d. 986) was born on this day in history.  

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

1542  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587) was born on this day in history.  

1545  On December - 07 birth of henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary I of Scotland (d. 1567)  

1557  On this day in history birth of girolamo Trombeti, composer  

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

1598  Giovanni Bernini, Italy, baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy) was born on December - 07.  

Famous Deaths In December - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0043  On this day in history death of cicero, Roman politician and author (b. 106 BC)  

0283  Death of Pope Eutychian on December - 07.  

0983  Otto II the Red, German king/emperor (973-83), dies at about 28 on this day in history.  

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

1279  Death of King Boleslaus V of Poland (b. 1226) on December - 07.  

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

1383  On this day in history wenceslaus, duke of Brabant, dies  

1498  On this day in history death of alexander Hegius von Heek, German humanist  

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