On This Day in History for December 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 123 of 123

  • 1992 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
  • 1993 Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast
  • 1993 The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.

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1994 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1995 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter

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1995 Irish poet Seamus Heaney receives the Novel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm

  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), lands
  • 1999 The RIAA files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client, on charges of copyright infringement.
  • 2003 The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
  • 2005 Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.
  • 2006 A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
  • 2007 The Hebei Spirit oil spill began in South Korea after a crane barge being towed by tug collided with the very large crude carrier, Hebei Spirit.
  • 2010 Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter
  • 2014 Typhoon Hagupit hits central Philippines; millions flee homes for shelter
  • 2014 The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria
  • 2014 Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution
  • 2014 The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain's hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps
  • 2014 Human Rights Watch Asia Division call for investigation into Indonesian security forces shooting of peaceful protesters

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2015 Time Magazine readers name Bernie Sanders their 'person of the year'

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 2015 Beijing issues its 1st ever red alert for pollution

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2015 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2016 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns 3 days after losing a referendum to reform the constitution
  • 2016 6.5 earthquake in Aceh province, Indonesia kills at least 97 people

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