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7 December

43BCE – Roman Republic – Marcus Tullius Cicero killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero

284 – Rome – Pope Eutychian died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Eutychian

1254 – Rome – Pope Innocent IV died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Innocent_IV

1724 – Royal Prussia – 9 Protestants executed, following Tumult of Thorn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Gottfried_Roesner

1732 – GB – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London opened. http://www.rohcollections.org.uk/ROHHistory.aspx

1787 – USA – Delaware became the 1st state. http://www.50states.com/delaware.htm

1837 – Canada – Rebellions of 1837 began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellions_of_1837

1842 – USA – New York Philharmonic Orchestra gave their first concert. http://archives.nyphil.org/index.php/artifact/00646b9f-fec7-4ffb-9fb1-faae410bd9dc-0.1/fullview#page/1/mode/2up https://nyphil.org/about-us/history

1862 – USA – Battle of Prairie Grove (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/prairie-grove.html

1915 – Ottoman Empire – Siege of Kut Al Amara began (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kut

1917 – USA – Declared war on Austria-Hungary (WWI).

1917 – France – Battle of Cambrai ended (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cambrai_(1917)


1934 – Abyssinia – Walwal incident ended (Abyssinain Crisis). https://youtu.be/FXutg9lguEE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abyssinia_Crisis#The_Walwal_incident


1941 – USA – Pearl Harbour, Hawaii attacked by Japanese (WWII). https://youtu.be/XnQ_6h3VtRo WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_3494000/3494108.stm


1941 – Pacific Ocean etc – Pacific War began (WWI). https://youtu.be/WJLE2pnN9WY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_War

1944 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Kii peninsula, 1,223 killed.

1944 – Indonesia – USAAF plane missing between Biak & Morotai, 16 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441207-2


1946 – USA – Fire at Winecoff Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, 119 killed. http://youtu.be/ujWXIrhyeVw WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winecoff_Hotel_fire

1949 – USA – California Arrow Airlines plane crashed near Vallejo, CA, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19491207-0


1972 – USA – Apollo 17 launched. https://youtu.be/_CiIF4–MCk http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo17.html

1975 – East Timor – Indonesian Invasion began (Cold War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

1983 – Spain – Iberian Airlines Flight 350 collided with Aviaco Flight134 at Madris-Barajas Airport, 93 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19831207-0


1987 – USA – PSA Flight 1771 crashed near Paso Robles, CA, 43 killed. https://youtu.be/-KWyeUvRl78 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing   http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19871207-0

1988 – Armenia – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Spitak, 25,000. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_Armenian_earthquake

1989 – Philippines – Philippines Coup Attempt ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Philippine_coup_attempt


1993 – USA – Long Island Rail Road Shooting. https://youtu.be/8MPoz5DioPE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Long_Island_Rail_Road_shooting


2006 – UK – Tornado hit Kensal Rise, London. https://youtu.be/xdSjbi6TOU0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressinghttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1536342/The-devastating-20-second-tornado.html

2011 – Iraq – Al Anbar Campaign ended (Iraq War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War_in_Anbar_Province

2012 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre off east coast of Honshu, 2 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc000e5n4/

York

1687 – Father Lawson was granted possession of King’s Manor.

1822 – Yorkshire Philosophical Society founded by William Salmond, Anthony Thorpe & James Atkinson. http://www.ypsyork.org/about-yps/yps-history/1822-2/