DECEMBER 7 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

0903 – Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi the Persian astronomer was born on the 7th December 0903 (died 986).

1598 – Gian Lorenzo Bernini the Italian sculptor and painter was born on the 7th December 1598 (died 1680).

1643 – Giovanni Battista Falda the Italian architect and printmaker was born on the 7th December 1643 (died 1678).

1732 – The Royal Opera House opened at Covent GardenLondon on the 7th December 1732.

1792 – Abraham Jacob van der Aa the Dutch author of reference books was born on the 7th December 1792 (died 1857).

1860 – Joseph Cook the English-Australian politician and 6th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 7th December 1860 (died 1947).

1863 – Richard Warren Sears the American businessman and co-founder of Sears was born on the 7th December 1863 (died 1914).

1869 – Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery on the 7th December 1869, in Gallatin, Missouri.

1894 – Freddie Adkins the British cartoonist was born on the 7th December 1894.

1902 – Hilda Taba the Estonian architect was born on the 7th December 1902 (died 1967).

1905 – Gerard Kuiper the Dutch-American astronomer was born on the 7th December 1905 (died 1973).

1917 – World War I: The United States declared war on Austria-Hungary on the 7th December 1917.

1930 – W1XAV in BostonMassachusetts broadcasted video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers on the 7th December 1930. This broadcast included the 1st television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers.

1931 – Allan B. Calhamer the American game designer and creator of Diplomacy was born on the 7th December 1931 (died 2013).

1932 – Paul Caponigro the American photographer was born on the 7th December 1932.

1941 – World War IIAttack on Pearl Harbor on the 7th December 1941. The Imperial Japanese Navy carried out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl HarborHawaii. (Japan’s near-simultaneous attacks on Eastern Hemisphere targets were on December 8).

1942 ~ HARRY CHAPiN the American singer & songwriter was born on the 7th December 1942 (died 1981).

1949 – Tom Waits the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 7th December 1949.

1954 – Mike Nolan the Irish singer from Bucks Fizz was born on the 7th December 1954.

1963 – Instant replay made its debut on the 7th December 1963, during an ArmyNavy game.

1972 – Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, was launched on the 7th December 1972. The crew took the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they left the Earth.

The Blue Marble Planet Earth World space Apollo 17 view from space moon trip Antarctica south pole Africa 1972 Nasa
View of Planet Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon on the 7th December 1972. This translunar coast photograph includes the Mediterranean Sea, Antarctica south polar ice cap, Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar and Asian mainland on the northeast horizon.

1972 – Hermann Maier the Austrian skier was born on the 7th December 1972.

1974 – Nicole Appleton the Canadian singer from All Saints and Appleton was born on the 7th December 1974.

1974 – Kang Full the South Korean illustrator was born on the 7th December 1974.

1977 – Dominic Howard the English drummer from Muse was born on the 7th December 1977.

1978 – Mr. Porter the American rapper from D12 was born on the 7th December 1978.

1979 – Sara Bareilles the American singer-songwriter and pianist was born on the 7th December 1979. YouTube video: Sara Bareilles ~ Brave (2013)…

1988 – Emily Browning the Australian actress and singer was born on the 7th December 1988.

1988 – Hayley Williams the American singer was born on the 7th December 1988.

1995 – The Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on the 7th December 1995, about 6 years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.

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