On This Day [ Dec 7 ]

 

Sat, Dec 7, 2019 -Quote Of The Day...

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On This Day In History...

In 0036 - -BC- Earliest known Mayan inscription, Stela 2 at Chiapa de Corzo

In 0043 - -BC- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman writer, gets his head & right hand chopped off by Mark Antony's soldiers

In 0185 - Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52?)

In 0283 - St Eutychian ends his reign as Catholic Pope

In 1354 - Margaretha van Bavarian's son earl Willem V signs peace treaty

In 1646 - Princess Louise Henriette (19) marries monarch Frederik Henry

In 1741 - Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia

In 1783 - Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London

In 1783 - William Pitt Jr (24) becomes British premier

In 1787 - Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution

In 1808 - James Madison elected US President,George Clinton Vice-President

In 1835 - German railway Neurenberg-Fürth opens

In 1836 - Martin Van Buren elected 8th President

In 1842 - New York Philharmonic's 1st concert

In 1862 - Battle of Hartsville TN

In 1862 - Battle of Prairie Grove AR

In 1864 - Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia

In 1868 - Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin MO, kills 1

In 1872 - HMS Challenger sets sail on 3˝-year world oceanographic cruise

In 1875 - Natives Sons of the West organized

In 1876 - New York Mutuals & Philadelphia A's expelled from National League for not completing schedule

In 1877 - Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone

In 1885 - 49th Congress (1885-87) convenes

In 1889 - Gilbert & Sullivan's "Gondoliers" premieres in London

In 1891 - 52nd Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session

In 1895 - Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies

In 1907 - Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring

In 1909 - Leo Baekeland, Yonkers NY, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)

In 1911 - Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in New York NY

In 1911 - National Hockey Association forms with New Westminister, Vancouver & Victoria

In 1912 - Bust of Queen Nefertete found in El-Amarna, Egypt

In 1916 - David Lloyd George replaces resigning H H Asquith as British PM

In 1916 - British government of David Lloyd George forms

In 1917 - US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I

In 1920 - New South Wales make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81

In 1920 - USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany

In 1921 - KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions

In 1924 - German election (Social Democrats win/Nazis & Communists lose)

In 1925 - Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC

In 1925 - Noel Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in New York NY

In 1926 - Gas refrigerator patented

In 1929 - Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 minutes

In 1929 - Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament

In 1930 - 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing

In 1931 - Bradman scores 219 New South Wales vs South Africa, 234 minutes, 15 fours

In 1932 - 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross the Atlantic arrives in New York

In 1934 - Wiley Post discovers the jet stream

In 1935 - CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton

In 1937 - Dutch Minister Romme proclaims married women are forbidden to work

In 1937 - Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams

In 1937 - Russian chess player Aljechin recaptures world title from Max Euwe

In 1938 - W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of the St Louis Post-Dispatch by radio

In 1938 - Philip Barry's "Here Come the Clowns" premieres in New York NY

In 1939 - Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

In 1939 - William Walton's violinist concert premieres in Cleveland

In 1940 - 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5

In 1940 - North Africa: British counter offensive under General O'Connor

In 1941 - Japanese attack Pearl Harbor (a date that will live in infamy)

In 1941 - 1st Japanese submarine sunk by a US ship (USS Ward)

In 1941 - Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon

In 1941 - Futshida's air fleet passes coastline of Oahu

In 1941 - German siege of Tobruk after 8 months ends

In 1941 - Nacht & Nebel Erlass, resistance fighter sent to concentration camps

In 1943 - Cairo: President Roosevelt travels back to the US

In 1944 - Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago

In 1944 - General Radescu forms Romanian government

In 1945 - Microwave oven patented

In 1946 - Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119

In 1949 - 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)

In 1949 - Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan

In 1952 - KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Springs-Pueblo CO (CBS) 1st broadcast

In 1953 - Israel's PM Ben-Gureon retires

In 1953 - WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte NC (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting

In 1954 - Japanese government of Joshida resigns

In 1954 - KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

In 1955 - Clement Attlee resigns as chairman of England's Labour Party

In 1956 - Helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel

In 1957 - Tony Kubek of the Yankees selected as American League Rookie of the Year

In 1958 - Rómulo Bétancourt elected President of Venezuela

In 1959 - "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances

In 1960 - Ivory Coast claims independence from France

In 1962 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

In 1963 - Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans

In 1964 - George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs

In 1965 - Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of the 2 churches in 1054

In 1967 - "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 performances

In 1967 - Otis Rescue records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"

In 1968 - Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit

In 1968 - Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather borrowed in 1823 to the University of Cincinatti; the $22,646 fine went unpaid

In 1968 - M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923

In 1970 - Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of Los Angeles Zen Center, receives dharma

In 1970 - West Germany & Poland normalize relations

In 1971 - Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"

In 1971 - "Wild & Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater NYC

In 1972 - Philippine 1st lady Imelda Marcos stabbed & wounded by an assailant

In 1972 - Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission (last of Apollo Moon series), launched

In 1973 - Wings release "Band on the Run"

In 1973 - Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies

In 1973 - Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers

In 1975 - 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres

In 1975 - Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus

In 1975 - Indonesian army occupies East Timor

In 1975 - Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament

In 1976 - UN Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General for 2nd 5 year term

In 1977 - Islander Billy Smith's 10th shut-out opponent-Black Hawks 4-0

In 1978 - Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick

In 1981 - Spain becomes a member of the NATO

In 1982 - Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building

In 1983 - 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93

In 1983 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

In 1984 - Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (vs West Indies Adelaide)

In 1985 - Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

In 1985 - 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)

In 1986 - Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

In 1986 - President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haďti

In 1987 - 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)

In 1987 - Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in the US for a summit meeting

In 1987 - Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank

In 1988 - Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN

In 1988 - Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall Street crowds upon arrival in NYC

In 1988 - New York Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach

In 1988 - Yasser Arafat recognizes existence of Israel

In 1988 - Earthquake in Armenia - 6.9 on the Richter scale (>100,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)

In 1988 - Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract

In 1989 - C Coleman & D Zippel's musical "City of Angels" premieres in New York NY

In 1990 - Iraqi parliament endorses Saddam's decision to free hostages

In 1990 - Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

In 1991 - A J Kitt, US, wins World Skiing Cup

In 1992 - Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)

In 1993 - South African transitional executive council set up

In 1993 - Henri Konan Bédié names himself President of Ivory coast

In 1993 - Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

In 1994 - 5th Billboard Music Awards

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

In 1995 - NBA settles strike of referees, referees to return on December 12

In 1995 - US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter

In 1996 - Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), lands

In 1997 - Amy Fruhwirth & Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic

Dec 7 -Birthdays

In 0967 - Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair Persian mystic

In 1542 - Mary Stuart Queen of Scots (1560-1587)

In 1557 - Girolamo Trombeti composer

In 1598 - Giovanni Bernini Italy, baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy)

In 1604 - Ambrosius Reiner composer

In 1637 - Barnardo Pasquini composer

In 1648 - Giovanni Maria Capelli composer

In 1731 - Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron French interpreter

In 1751 - Jurrian F de Frederici Governorernor-General (Suriname)

In 1754 - Jack Jouett American patriot

In 1761 - Madame [Marie Grosholtz] Tussaud created wax museum

In 1772 - Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz composer

In 1801 - Johann Nepomuk Nestroy Austrian actor (Judith und Holofernes)

In 1808 - Hugh McCulloch US Secretary of Treasury

In 1810 - Theodor Schwann German co-originator of cell theory

In 1823 - Leopold Kronecker German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)

In 1830 - Luigi Cremona Italian mathematician/minister of Education

In 1835 - Dom Joseph Pothier French monk/musicologist

In 1839 - Redvers H Buller English general/large landowner: Natal

In 1840 - Hermann Goetz composer

In 1842 - Otto Ammon German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen)

In 1847 - James Deacon White Canton NY, ball player jumped teams in 1876 (Chi)

In 1847 - Solomon Schechter US Talmudic scholar/Jewish leader

In 1857 - Nicola van Westerhout composer

In 1862 - Paul Adam French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)

In 1863 - John Ebenezer West composer

In 1863 - Pietro Mascagni Italian composer/fascist (Cavalleria Rusticana)

In 1863 - Svetolik Rankovic Serbian writer (Forest King)

In 1872 - Johan Huizinga Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens)

In 1873 - Willa Cather US, author (My Antonia)

In 1876 - Ludwig Schiedermair German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv)

In 1878 - Akiko Yosano Japan, poet (Tangled Hair)

In 1879 - Rudolf Friml Czechoslovakian/US composer (Bohemian suite)

In 1882 - Warren Bardsley cricketer (great New South Wales & Aussie opening bat 1909-26)

In 1887 - Ernst Toch Vienna Austria, composer (Melodie Lehre)

In 1888 - Joyce Cary Anglo-Irish (male) writer (House of Children)

In 1888 - Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun 1st president of American Newspaper Guild

In 1888 - Hamilton Fish US congress leader/isolationist

In 1889 - Heathcote Dicken Statham composer

In 1889 - Honoré-Gabriel Marcel French philosopher/playwright

In 1891 - Fay Bainter Los Angeles CA, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair)

In 1892 - Nora Nicholson Leamington England, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow)

In 1894 - Stuart Davis US painter

In 1895 - Jack Pennick Portland OR, actor (Lady From Louisiana)

In 1896 - Juan Maria Thomas Sabater composer

In 19-- - Reed St Mark rock drummer (Mind Funk-Sugar Ain't So Swedenet, Fire)

In 1901 - A F [Tony] Pugsley British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944))

In 1902 - J G Navle cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper)

In 1905 - Gerard Kuiper Dutch/US astronomer (discovered moons of Uranus, Neptune)

In 1906 - George Richard James saxophonist

In 1908 - Jacques Gans Dutch author/journalist

In 1908 - John H Doeg tennis champion (US Open-1930)

In 1909 - Jacob Kainen artist/curator

In 1910 - Edmundo Ros English orchestra leader

In 1910 - Richard Franko Goldman composer

In 1910 - Rod Cameron Calgary Alberta, actor (City Detective, State Trooper)

In 1912 - Louis Prima New Orleans LA, singer (That Old Black Magic)

In 1912 - Rod Cameron Calgary Alberta, actor (Kansas, Evel Knievel, Oh Susanna, Stampede)

In 1912 - Daniel Jones composer

In 1914 - Winston Place cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948)

In 1915 - Eli Wallach Brooklyn NY, actor (Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door)

In 1915 - Brackett Hamilton Leigh [Douglass] US, sci-fi author (Ginger Star)

In 1917 - Helen Gurley Brown editor-in-chief (Cosmopolitan)

In 1918 - Jorunn Vidar composer

In 1919 - Ellen Stewart actress/founder (La Mama Theatre Group)

In 1921 - Arne Dorumsgaard composer

In 1923 - Ted Knight Terryville CT, (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort)

In 1924 - Mário Soares (Socialist), premier of Portugal (1976-78, 1983- )

In 1926 - Victor Kermit Kiam II CEO (Remington shavers)/NFL owner (Patriots)

In 1926 - Wolfgang Ludewig composer

In 1927 - Vlastimir Pericic composer

In 1928 - Noam Chomsky linguist (founded transformational grammar)

In 1928 - Raymond Henry Charles Warren composer

In 1930 - Richard Felciano composer

In 1932 - Ellen Burstyn Detroit MI, actress (Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here)

In 1932 - Geoff Lawson Australian cricket player

In 1932 - Gerard van den Berg Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son)

In 1935 - Jean-Claude Casadesus composer

In 1936 - Martha Layne Collins Baghdad KY, (Governor-D-KY)

In 1937 - Thad Cochran (Senator-R-MS)

In 1940 - Mike Minor San Francisco CA, actor (Steve-Petticoat Junction, All My Children)

In 1940 - Kumar Shahani writer/director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan)

In 1942 - Harry Chapin New York NY, folk/rock singer/songwriter (Taxi, Cat's in the Craddle)

In 1942 - Jonathan D Kramer composer

In 1947 - Johnny Bench baseball catcher (Reds)

In 1947 - Vincent Baggetta Paterson NJ, actor (Lou-Chicago Story)

In 1947 - Mino Reitano Italian entertainer

In 1947 - Peter de Jong Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi)

In 1948 - Yoko Morishita prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki)

In 1948 - Gary Morris Fort Worth TX, singer/actor (Les Misčrables, Colbys)

In 1949 - Tom Waits California, rocker/song writer (Blue Valentine)

In 1951 - Henk Temming Dutch vocalist/keyboardist (Good Cause)

In 1953 - Bertin Osborne Italian entertainer

In 1954 - Gianfranco Jannuzzo Italian entertainer

In 1954 - Julie Halston actress (Juror, Drunks, Addams Family Values)

In 1954 - Mike Nolan rocker

In 1955 - Priscilla Barnes Fort Dix NJ, actress (License to Kill, Three's Company)

In 1956 - Larry Bird hoop star (Boston Celtics)

In 1957 - Geoff "Henry" Lawson cricketer (Australian fast bowler 1980-89)

In 1957 - Rohan Jayasekera cricketer (one Test Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1982)

In 1958 - Edd Hall TV announcer (Jay Leno's Tonight Show)

In 1959 - Salim Yousuf cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in 32 Tests 1986-90)

In 1961 - Mary Beth Evans Pasadena CA, actress (Katherine Ashton-General Hospital)

In 1962 - Grecia Colmenares Italian entertainer

In 1963 - Barbara Weathers vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)

In 1963 - Kristi Albers El Paso TX, LPGA golfer (1993 Sprint Classic)

In 1964 - Duncan Miller rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)

In 1964 - Mike Nolan rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)

In 1964 - Peter Laviolette Norwood MA, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)

In 1965 - Peter Draisaitl Karvina Czechoslovakia, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)

In 1966 - C Thomas Howell Los Angeles CA, actor (Red Dawn, Tank, Soul Man)

In 1967 - Tino Martinez Tampa FL, 1st baseman (Seattle Mariner, New York Yankees)

In 1967 - Vaclav Chalupa Czechoslovakia, rower (Henley Royal Regatta 1989)

In 1968 - Cammy Myler Plattsburgh NY, luger (Olympics-1994)

In 1968 - Keith Goganious NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)

In 1968 - Melissa Iverson Anoka MN, rower (Olympics-96)

In 1968 - Ricky Ervins NFL running back (San Francisco 49ers)

In 1968 - Tom Myslinski NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers)

In 1969 - Sabine Hack West Germany, tennis star

In 1970 - Courtney Browne cricketer (West Indies Test wicket-keeper 1995)

In 1970 - Ed Robinson WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)

In 1970 - Rob Olson Victoria British Columbia, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Newlands Open)

In 1971 - Ben Atkins New York NY, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)

In 1971 - Mauricio Hadad Cali Colombia, tennis star (1995 Bermuda)

In 1972 - Bobby Schoonens soccer player (RKC)

In 1972 - Clay Shiver corner (Dallas Cowboys)

In 1972 - Jordi Buritlo Spain, tennis star

In 1972 - Kevin Dogins corner (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

In 1972 - Sunny [Tamara Fytch] WWF model

In 1973 - Mark Hartsell WLAF QB (Scotland Claymores)

In 1973 - Rea Marie Bavilla Miss USA-Alaska (1997)

In 1973 - Terrell Owens wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)

In 1974 - Alex Radutescu Romania, tennis star

In 1974 - Annette Salmeen 200 meter butterfly/800 meter freestyle relay (Olympics-96)

In 1975 - Nikola Wapzarow writer

In 1977 - Fernando Vargas Oxnard CA, welterweight boxer (Olympics-96)

In 1977 - Francesca Lubiani Bologna Italy, tennis star (Futures-Amadora-POR)

Dec 7 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 0983 - Otto II the Red German king/emperor (973-83), dies at about 28

In 1254 - Innocent IV [Sinibaldo dei Fieschi] Pope (1243-54), dies

In 1383 - Wenceslaus duke of Brabant, dies

In 1811 - Ignaz Spangler composer, dies at 54

In 1815 - Michel Ney French marshal (Waterloo), murdered at 46

In 1817 - William Bligh British naval officer of "Bounty" fame dies in London at 63

In 1823 - Johann Gottlieb Schwencke composer, dies at 79

In 1826 - John Flaxman English sculptor (tombs at St Paul's Cathedral), dies at 71

In 1829 - Johann Christoph Kienlen composer, dies at 45

In 1834 - Ludwig Schuncke composer, dies at 23

In 1839 - Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek composer, dies at 69

In 1841 - Johann Daniel Ferstenberg composer, dies at 83

In 1860 - Constantine S Aksakov Russian historian/poet, dies at 43

In 1862 - Sylvester Churchill US Union Brigadier-General, dies

In 1867 - Rudolf Viole composer, dies at 42

In 1881 - Julius FA Bahnsen German philosopher (Tragic as Weltgesetz), dies at 51

In 1894 - Ferdinand de Lesseps French engineer/diplomat/earl, dies at 89

In 1899 - Antoni Katski composer, dies at 82

In 1902 - Thomas Nast political cartoonist, dies

In 1912 - George Darwin theorized Moon was pulled out of Pacific Ocean, dies

In 1917 - Leon Minkus composer, dies at 91

In 1938 - Harry Moses cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies

In 1941 - Cecil Forsyth composer, dies at 71

In 1941 - Iida Japanese pilot/lieutenant, dies in battle at 28

In 1943 - John Bouber [Blom] actor/author (Bluejackets), dies at 22

In 1948 - Godfrey Turner composer, dies at 35

In 1962 - Kirsten Flagstead Norwegian soprano (Wagner), dies at 67

In 1967 - House Peters silent film actor (Kansas Territory), dies at 87

In 1969 - Eric Portman actor (Naked Edge), dies from heart ailment at 66

In 1969 - Hugh Williams actor (Human Monster), dies after surgery at 65

In 1970 - Rube Goldberg US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87

In 1971 - Milton Rosmer director (Murder in the Red Barn), dies at 90

In 1972 - Adrian J Zoetmulder author (God's Hour), dies at 91

In 1975 - Hardie Albright actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), dies at 71

In 1975 - Thornton N Wilder US writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78

In 1977 - Paul Gibb cricketer (England batsman, 8 Tests), dies

In 1979 - Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 1st woman full professor at Harvard University, dies

In 1979 - Prince Chahryar Shafik Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris

In 1979 - Mari Andriessen sculptor (Docker), Amsterdam, dies at 82

In 1979 - Nicolas Born writer, dies at 41

In 1980 - Darby Crash rocker, dies at 22

In 1982 - Charlie Brooks Jr convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville TX

In 1983 - Edgar Graham member of Northern Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA

In 1984 - Jeanne Cagney actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65

In 1985 - Potter Stewart 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in New Hampshire at 70

In 1985 - Robert Graves English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90

In 1988 - Andrei P Ershov Russian computer pioneer, dies

In 1988 - Christopher Connelly actor (Liar's Moon, Hawmps), dies at 47

In 1988 - Peter Langan Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire

In 1990 - Delecta "Dee" Clark US singer (Raindrops), dies at 52

In 1990 - Horst Bienek writer, dies at 60

In 1990 - Joan Bennett US actress (House Across the Bay), dies at 80

In 1992 - Maurice Coutinho writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79

In 1992 - Ruth Corbett Thom dies after long illness at 78

In 1992 - Vincent Gardenia actor (Moonstruck, LA Law), dies at 71

In 1993 - Félix Houphouet-Boigny President of Ivory Coast (1960-93), dies at 88

In 1993 - Janet Margolin actress (David & Lisa), dies of ovarian cancer at 50

In 1994 - Elga Andersen German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58

In 1995 - Larry Bartlett photographer, dies at 42

In 1995 - Tom Burns editor, dies at 89

In 1996 - Eugene Izzi mystery writer, hangs himself at 43

In 1996 - Jose Donoso writer, dies at 72

Dec 7 -Holidays

* Cuba : Day of National Mourning

* Delaware : Ratification Day (1787)

* Ivory Coast : National Day (1960)

* US : Pearl Harbor Day (1941)

Dec 7 -Religious History

In 0374 - Early Church Father, Ambrose, 34, was consecrated Bishop of Milan, Italy. His influential works on theology and ethics made Ambrose (along with Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory the Great) one of the "four doctors" of the Western (Latin) Church.

In 0430 - At the Synod of Rome, Cyril of Alexandria, 54, formally condemned the doctrine of the Antiochene monk Nestorius, who had claimed that there were two separate Persons in the Incarnate Christ (one Divine, the other Human).

In 1661 - Under pressure from the British Parliament, the American Colony of Massachusetts suspended its Corporal Punishment Act of 1656, which had imposed harsh penalties on Quakers and other religious Nonconformists.

In 1965 - The Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches formally reconciled themselves by reversing a mutual excommunication of each other, dating back (over 900 years!) to July 1054.

In 1973 - In Atlanta, the Presbyterian Church in America formally instituted its missionary organization, PCA Mission to the World. It was an outgrowth of the newly established denomination.