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DECEMBER 7

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United Nations: International Civil Aviation Day
United Nations Aviation International Civil Aviation Authority
Ivory Coast: Fťlix HouphouŽt-Boigny Remembrance Day
(Commemorates the Death of Former President, Felix HouphouŽt-Boigny, Dec 7, 1993)
Ivory Coast Expedia.com
United States: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
(Remembrance of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor: 12/7/1941)
Japan Hawaii The Attack on Pearl Harbor Presidential Proclamation
Delaware: Delaware Day
(Commemorates the state's adoption of the U.S. Constitution, 12/071787)
Delaware U.S. Constitution State of Delaware
1807 Noah Swayne (Virginia-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1817 Isaac Whitbeck Van Schaick (New York-born Member of the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin) New York Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1860 Joseph Cook (Prime Minister of Australia) Australian Political Leaders
1895 Milton Margai (First president of Sierra Leone) Sierre Leone
1947 Wilton Gregory (Chicago-born African-American Roman Catholic Bishop) Chicago Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1254 Pope Innocent IV (Italian-born Roman Catholic Pope) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes Religion
1985 Potter Stewart (Michigan-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Michigan Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1993 Felix HouphouŽt-Boigny (President of Ivory Coast) Ivory Coast
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1783 24-year-old William Pitt Becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain British Political and Social Leaders HistoricUK.com
1796 Electors Choose John Adams to Be Second President of the United States. President John Adams The American Presidency Presidential Elections New York Times
1836 Martin Van Buren Is Elected the Eighth President of the United States Martin Van Buren The American Presidency Presidential Elections New York Times
1862 Union Troops Fend Off Confederate Attack at Prairie Grove, Arkansas Arkansas Prairie Grove, Arkansas The History Channel
1862 Union Troops Fend Off Confederate Attack at Prairie Grove, Arkansas Arkansas Prairie Grove, Arkansas The History Channel
Union Troops Complete Construction of Fort Negley at Nashville, TN Tennessee American Civil War African American Registry Tennessee State University
1864 The Federal Blockade at Fernandina, Florida Is Lifted by Order of President Abraham Lincoln Fernandina Beach, Florida President Abraham Lincoln Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1877 Guatemala and Mexico Agree to Create Survey Disputed Boundary Sections Guatemala Mexico Florida State University (pdf)
1916 David Lloyd George Becomes Prime Minister of Britain British Political and Social Leaders World War I The History Channel
1917 The U.S. Declares War on Austria-Hungary Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I Spartacus
1941 Japanese Bombers Attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Killing 2,390 Americans Japan Hawaii The Attack on Pearl Harbor Death President Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Proclamation Florida Historical Society Texas State Historical Association Wisconsin Historical Society West Virginia State Archive
State of Georgia Orders All Japanese Nationals to Stay in Their Homes Georgia The Attack on Pearl Harbor Asian-American Heritage University of Georgia
1943 The USS Wisconsin Is Christened by Wisconsin's First Lady Madge Goodland. Wisconsin Naval Military History World War II Wisconsin Historical Society
1954 Wisconsin U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy Publicly Condemns President Eisenhower for Being "Weak on Chinese Communists" China Joe McCarthy U.S. Senate President Eisenhower McCarthyism Wisconsin Historical Society
1955 Clement Atlee Resigns as Leader of Great Britain's Opposition Labour Party Great Britain BBC
1965 Lyndon Johnson Is Advised More U.S. Troops to Be Needed in Vietnam President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War The History Channel
1970 West German/Poland Treaty Recognizes Oder-Neisse Line as Common Border Germany Poland European History Nobel Foundation
1975 Indonesia Invaded East Timor, Leading to a 25-year Occupation Indonesia East Timor The History Channel
1979 Charles Haughey Is Elected Irish Prime Minister, Replacing Jack Lynch Ireland Elections University of Ulster
Britain's Lord Soames Is Named Governor of Rhodesia for Transition to Independence Zimbabwe Great Britain BBC
1987 Mikhail Gorbachev Arrives in United States for Summit with Ronald Reagan Mikhail Gorbachev President Reagan The Cold War The History Channel
1989 Communist Ladislav Adamec Resigns as Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Slovakia Fall of the Soviet Union Cold War Notre Dame University
2001 Taliban Forces Flee Kandahar, Their Last Stronghold in Afghanistan Kandahar The Taliban BBC
Iraq Formally Declares to the UN That It Has No Weapons of Mass Destruction Iraq The White House Iraq War CNN

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