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185 Dec 7
Emperor Lo-Yang of China saw a supernova (MSH15-52?).
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1820 Dec 7
Peru’s army, after sweeping out the Spanish, swore in the first mayor of the Peruvian Republic, in Chaupimarca plaza, the central district of Cerro de Pasco. By 2010 the town faced destruction due to industrial mining.
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1835 Dec 7
The Adler, a steam engine built in Newcastle by British father and son George and Robert Stephenson, began running between Nuremberg and Furth, marking the birth of the German railway system.
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1888 Dec 7
John Boyd Dunlop (1840-1921), Scotland-born inventor, patented a pneumatic tire. Two years after he was granted the patent Dunlop was officially informed that it was invalid as Scottish inventor Robert William Thomson (1822–1873), had patented the idea in France in 1846 and in the US in 1847. Dunlop's patent was later declared invalid on the basis of Thomson's prior art.
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1915 Dec 7
Eli Wallach (d.2014), American film, TV and stage actor, was born in Brooklyn, NY.
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1917 Dec 7
The US declared war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Con-gress and became the 13th country to do so.
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1930 Dec 7
In San Francisco Leo Diegel won the $7,500 inaugural national match play open golf championship at the Olympic Club.
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1941 Dec 7
Australian bombers landed on Timor and Ambon.
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1945 Dec 7
The microwave oven was patented. Percy LeBaron Spencer accidentally discovered that microwaves would also heat food. Spencer, an eighth-grade dropout and electronic wizard, worked for the Raytheon Manufacturing Corporation of Massachusetts developing a radar machine using microwave radiation.
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1947 Dec 7
Nicholas Murray Butler (b.1862), former presidential advisor and president of Columbia Univ. (1902-1945) and won the Nobel Peace Prize winner (1931) died. In 1940, Butler completed his autobiography with the publication of the second volume of “Across the Busy Years.” In 2006 Michael Rosenthal authored “Nicholas Miraculous,” a biography Butler.
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1949 Dec 7
The Nationalist Chinese government escaped to Formosa. The Chinese Communists drove Chiang Kai-shek to Formosa. [see Nov 29]
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1964 Dec 7
UC Pres. Clark Kerr held an unprecedented campus-wide meeting at the Greek Theater to propose a compromise that fell short of campus free speech demands. Mario Savio attempted to announce an FSM rally to vote on the proposal and was dragged away by police officers.
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1968 Dec 7
The Rolling Stones released their album "Beggar’s Banquet" in the US, one day after it was released in the UK. They soon filmed a concert performance right after the Who’s performance of "A Quick One" that the Stones did not match and the film was shelved. In 1996 it was planned to release the film where Jethro Tull and Taj Mahal are also featured. The album included the song "Sympathy for the Devil."
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1968 Dec 7
The first orbiting astronomical observatory, OAO-2, was launched.
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1969 Dec 7
Lefty O’Doul (b.1897), American Major League Baseball player, died. He became an extraordinarily successful manager in the minor leagues, and also a vital figure in the establishment of professional baseball in Japan. One of his outstanding accomplishments while managing the SF Seals was developing the young Joe DiMaggio, who went on to a Hall of Fame career with the New York Yankees. His fame and popularity lived on in his hometown of San Francisco. Lefty O'Doul's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge on Geary Boulevard, the popular restaurant and bar he founded still operates. A bridge over McCovey Cove, near the Giants' home field of AT&T Park, is named the Lefty O'Doul Bridge in his honor.
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1970 Dec 7
In Pakistan polling began for 300 seats in the National Assembly. The Awami League, led by Sheik Mujibur Rahman, emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly by winning 160 seats. It was also able to win 288 out of 300 seats in the East Pakistan Assembly. However, the party failed to win even a single seat in the four Provincial Assemblies of West Pakistan. The Pakistan People’s Party, led by landlord Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, won a majority in West Pakistan. Mr. Bhutto and military leader, Gen. Yahya Khan, refused to honor the results.
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1970 Dec 7
Rube Goldberg (87), US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), died.
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1970 Dec 7
Poland and West Germany signed a pact renouncing use of force to settle disputes, recognizing the Oder-Neisse River as Poland's western frontier, and acknowledging transfer to Poland of 40,000 square miles of former German territory.
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1972 Dec 7
Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, was stabbed and seriously wounded by an assailant who was then shot dead by her bodyguards.
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1972 Dec 7
1972 Dec 8
Two skeletons were found on the Ulap fairgrounds in Berlin. They were later identified as Hitler's deputy Martin Bormann (1900-1945) and Ludwig Stumpfegger, one of Hitler’s doctors.
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1972 Dec 7
Jean McConville, a widowed Belfast mother, was abducted from her home by 12 IRA members and was never seen alive again. The IRA suspected her of being an informant. Her 10 children were put into foster care. In 1999 the IRA admitted responsibility and revealed the general location of her body. Her body was found in Aug, 2003.
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1972 Dec 7
America's last moon mission to date was launched as Apollo 17 blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 12:33 a.m. It landed on the moon December 11 at 3:15 p.m. and took a historic photo of the Earth that showed our "isolated blue planet."
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1975 Dec 7
Indonesia invaded East Timor nine days after the Timorese political party Fretilin claimed independence. Some 600,000 were left dead after a prolonged war.
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1975 Dec 7
Thornton Wilder (b.1897), American novelist and playwright, died. In 2008 his selected letters, edited by Robin G. Wilder and Jackson R. Bryer, were published.
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1976 Dec 7
The UN Security Council endorsed Kurt Waldheim (1918-2007) of Austria for a 2nd 5-year term as UN Secretary-General.
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1977 Dec 7
Peter Carl Goldmark (b.1906), Hungarian-born engineer, died in the US. He developed the first commercial color television and the long-playing phonograph record. Goldmark's LP records were introduced by Goddard Lieberson (1911-977), who later became president of Columbia Records (1956-1971 and 1973-1975).
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1979 Dec 7
Gannet Co. bought California Marin County’s San Rafael Independent Journal. The Gannet chain owned 78 daily papers in 30 states.
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1979 Dec 7
Walter A. Haas Sr. (b.1889), former head of Levi Strauss (1928-1955), died in his sleep.
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1981 Dec 7
The Reagan Administration predicted a record deficit in 1982 of $109 billion.
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1982 Dec 7
In Suriname 15 politicians, journalists, union leaders, lawyers and soldiers, were rounded up and slain in a hundreds-year-old fort in Paramaribo. In 2007 Desire Bouterse, the former dictator, faced trial for the murders. In 2008 a military tribunal in Suriname ruled that those accused of a 1982 massacre, including the country's former dictator, must stand trial.
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1982 Dec 7
Convicted murderer Charlie Brooks Junior became the first U.S. prisoner to be executed by injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas. Brooks, convicted of murdering an auto mechanic, received an intravenous injection of sodium pentothal.
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1983 Dec 7
Edgar Graham (b.1954), member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, was shot dead by IRA.
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1983 Dec 7
In Madrid, Spain, an Aviaco DC-9 collided on a runway with an Iberia Air Lines Boeing 727 that was accelerating for takeoff, killing all 42 people aboard the DC-9 and 51 aboard the Iberia jet.
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1985 Dec 7
Retired Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart died in Hanover, N.H., at age 70.
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1985 Dec 7
Robert Graves, British author, died. He was the author of historical novels that included "I, Claudius" and "Collected Poems" (1966). His book "The White Goddess" (1948) purported to prove that the affairs of men have been controlled since the dawn of civilization by an all-destroying, all-creating goddess who manifests herself in living women for the purpose of inspiring poets. A new biography on Graves was written by Miranda Seymour and titled "Robert Graves: Life on the Edge."
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1987 Dec 7
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time, arriving for a Washington summit with President Reagan.
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1987 Dec 7
A Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner crashed in California after a gunman apparently opened fire on a fellow passenger and the two pilots. Flight 1771, bound for San Francisco, crashed and killed all 43 people onboard. The FBI later said David Burke, a fired USAir worker, shot his former supervisor and the pilots in cockpit.
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1988 Dec 7
A magnitude 6.9-8.0 earthquake devastated Spitak in northern Armenia; an estimated 25,000-55,000 people died with some $14 billion in losses.
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1988 Dec 7
A major 8.0 earthquake in the Soviet Union devastated northern Armenia; an estimated 25,000-55,000 people died. The earthquake in Armenia killed an estimated 100,000 people.
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1989 Dec 7
East Germany's Communist Party agreed to cooperate with the opposition in paving the way for free elections and a revised constitution.
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1990 Dec 7
As President Bush arrived in Venezuela on the last stop of his South American tour, his chief spokesman, Marlin Fitzwater, warned Iraq that there was "no lessening in the threat of war," despite Iraq’s promise to release its hostages.
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1991 Dec 7
Fifty years after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, a visibly moved President Bush led the nation in services commemorating the anniversary.
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1992 Dec 7
The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a Mississippi abortion law that required women to get counseling and then wait 24 hours before terminating their pregnancies.
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1993 Dec 7
US Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary revealed that the government had conducted more than 200 nuclear weapons tests in secret.
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1993 Dec 7
US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders suggested that the government study the impact of drug legalization.
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1993 Dec 7
A gunman opened fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train, killing six people and wounding 17.
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1993 Dec 7
In the Ivory Coast Felix Houphouet-Boigny (b.1905), Ivory Coast founder and ruler since 1960, died. Pres. Henri Konan Bedie took power.
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1994 Dec 7
PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher in Gaza City, pledged to protect Israelis from militant extremists.
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1995 Dec 7
5000 Serbs protested in Serajevo against the US brokered peace accord. They were opposed to control by the Bosnian-Croat federation.
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1995 Dec 7
The ruling party of Pres. Hosni Mubarak won a 2/3 majority in parliament. Islamic activists charged vote-rigging. 27 people were killed and about a 1000 opposition activists were arrested. The US gives Egypt more than 2 bil in foreign aid annually. More than 90% of the population of 60 mil are Muslims.
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1995 Dec 7
Under Republican pressure, President Clinton reluctantly presented a seven-year balanced-budget plan that was quickly criticized by GOP lawmakers.
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1995 Dec 7
Bill Gates announced Microsoft’s Internet counterattack on Netscape and the browser market.
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1995 Dec 7
A 746-pound probe from the Galileo spacecraft hurtled into Jupiter's atmosphere, sending back data to the mothership before it was presumably destroyed.
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1995 Dec 7
US paratrooper James N. Burmeister (21) shot and killed Jackie Burden and Michael James. He was convicted on Feb 27, 1997 of 1st degree murder and conspiracy in the hate crime and faced the death penalty. The jury deadlocked 11 to 1 in favor of death so the judge sentenced him to 2 consecutive life terms in prison. He will have to serve at least 50 years before becoming eligible for parole. Malcolm Wright, a fellow soldier, was also charged in the murders and convicted on May 2, 1997.
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1996 Dec 7
The space shuttle Columbia landed at the Kennedy Space Center, ending a nearly 18-day mission marred by a jammed hatch that prevented two planned spacewalks.
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1997 Dec 7
Three skydivers, 2 Americans and an Austrian, died while jumping to the South Pole on a trip organized by Adventure Network Int’l.
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1997 Dec 7
Presidential elections were scheduled under supervision by the Organization for security and Cooperation in Europe.
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1997 Dec 7
Republicans threatened Attorney General Janet Reno with contempt of Congress over her decision to forgo an independent counsel's investigation of White House campaign fund raising.
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1997 Dec 7
Singer Bob Dylan, actor Charlton Heston, actress Lauren Bacall, opera singer Jessye Norman and ballet master Edward Villella shared the 20th annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C.
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1997 Dec 7
A new Presidential Decision Directive was reported to replace one put into place by Pres. Reagan in 1981. It reset the guidelines for the use of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons would still be maintained as a deterrent.
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