Historical Events In December - 07
Friday, 18 September 2020
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 this day in history.
1984 On December - 07 jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65
1985 Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB on this day in history.
1985 Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70 on this day in history.
1987 On December - 07 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
1987 On this day in history gorbachev arrives in the US for a summit meeting
1988 On this day in history armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)
1988 On this day in history gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
1988 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC on this day in history.
1988 On December - 07 yasser Arafat recognizes existence of Israel
1988 On this day in history andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
1988 Armenian earthquake in Armenia killing 25,000 people on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history iraqi parliament endorses Saddam's decision to free hostages
1990 On this day in history ted Turner and Jane Fonda announce their engagement
1990 Delecta "Dee" Clark, US singer (Raindrops), dies at 52 on December - 07.
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 this day in history.
1994 On December - 07 elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
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 this day in history.
1995 On December - 07 larry Bartlett, photographer, dies at 42
1996 On December - 07 eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43
2005 On this day in history a U.S. Federal Air Marshal fatally shoots Rigoberto Alpizar on a jetway at Miami International Airport in Florida.
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 The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria on this day in history.
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 On December - 07 australia's parliament votes to legalize gay marriage
2017 On December - 07 virtual currency Bitcoin rises in value, passing $18,440 on some exchanges
2017 Unrest in West Bank and Gaza, schools closed and a general strike in response to America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on this day in history.
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th FIFA Ballon d’Or to equal Lionel Messi's record on December - 07.
2017 Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet on December - 07.