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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0521  On December - 07 birth of saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597)  

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

1302  On December - 07 birth of azzone Visconti lord of Milan (d. 1339)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1561  Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (d. 1625) was born on this day in history.  

1598  Giovanni Bernini, Italy, baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy) was born on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history death of pope Eutychian  

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

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

1279  On December - 07 death of king Boleslaus V of Poland (b. 1226)  

1295  On this day in history death of gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (b. 1243)  

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

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

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