December 7: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1787 - Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1930 - W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts video from theCBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.
- 1941 - World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor - The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, causing adeclaration of war upon Japan by the United States. Japan also invadesMalaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies at the same time (December 8 in Asia).
- 1972 - Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.
- 1995 - The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.
- Famous Birthdays: Azzone Visconti (Italian ruler, founded Milan), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian sculptor and painter), Leopold Kronecker (German mathematician), Pietro Mascagni (Italian composer), Gerard Kuiper (Dutch-American astronomer)
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