This day in history - December 7

This day in history - December 7.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 7, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 7 were connected with events relating to the Great Storm of 1703, Opening of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, First State to Ratify the United States Constitution , New York Philharmonic's First Concert, First Confirmed Bank Robbery by Jesse James, Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbour, Winecoff Hotel Fire, First Person to be Executed by Lethal Injection in the United States, Pacific Southwest Arlines Flight 1771 Incident and Long Island Rail Road Shooting. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including Daniel Defoe, John Rich, Benjamin Franklin, Ureli Corelli Hill, William Vincent Wallace, Jesse James, John Sheets, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Fleming Winecoff, Charles Brooks Jr., David A. Burke and Colin Ferguson,Kevin Blum, Mark McEntee, Mike O'Connor.

Great Storm of 1703 - December 7, 1703: On this day in history, December 7, 1703, momentous events took place today in Southern England, with regard to the Great Storm of 1703. The Great Storm of 1703 arrived in southern England on December 7, 1703, (Gregorian Calendar). The storm, with winds of around 120 mph caused severe damage to shipping and buildings, and totally destroying the Eddystone Lighthouse. Somewhere between 8,000 and 15,000 lives were lost, and the writer Daniel Dafoe believed it to be a divine punishment. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1703 were Daniel Defoe. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: Great Storm of 1703 *** Date: December 7, 1703 *** Place: Southern England *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - December 7, 1732: On this day in history, December 7, 1732, important events took place today in London, England, surrounding the Opening of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The Royal Opera House was opened, in Covent Garden, London, on December 7, 1732, as the Theatre Royal. Twice destroyed by fire, the third Theatre Royal became the Royal Opera House in 1892. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1732 were John Rich. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: Opening of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden *** Date: December 7, 1732 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

First State to Ratify the United States Constitution - December 7, 1787: On this day in history, December 7, 1787, important events took place today in Delaware, USA, surrounding the First State to Ratify the United States Constitution . Delaware ratified the United States Constitution, which had been signed by 39 delegates (including Benjamin Franklin), on December 7, 1787, becoming the first state to do so. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1787 were Benjamin Franklin. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: First State to Ratify the United States Constitution *** Date: December 7, 1787 *** Place: Delaware, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

New York Philharmonic's First Concert - December 7, 1842: On this day in history, December 7, 1842, critical events took place today in New York, USA, regarding the New York Philharmonic's First Concert. The New York Philharmonic, founded by Ureli Corelli Hill and William Vincent Wallace, held it's first concert at the Apollo Rooms, Broadway, on December 7, 1842. The Philharmonic's opening piece was Beethoven's Symphony No.5, conducted by Hill. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1842 were Ureli Corelli Hill, William Vincent Wallace. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: New York Philharmonic's First Concert *** Date: December 7, 1842 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Confirmed Bank Robbery by Jesse James - December 7, 1869: On this day in history, December 7, 1869, important events took place today in Missouri, USA, in respect of the First Confirmed Bank Robbery by Jesse James. Jesse James robbed the Daviess County Savings Association on December 7, 1869. During the robbery, James is believed to have shot and killed the cashier, Captain John W. Sheets. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1869 were Jesse James, John Sheets. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: First Confirmed Bank Robbery by Jesse James *** Date: December 7, 1869 *** Place: Missouri, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbour - December 7, 1941: On this day in history, December 7, 1941, critical events took place today in Hawaii, USA, regarding the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbour. The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. 2,403 Americans were killed, with a further 1,178 wounded, and there was widespread damage to navy vessels and aircraft, including the sinking of 4 battleships. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it 'a date which will live in infamy'. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1941 were Franklin D. Roosevelt. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbour *** Date: December 7, 1941 *** Place: Hawaii, USA *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Winecoff Hotel Fire - December 7, 1946: On this day in history, December 7, 1946, important events took place today in Georgia, USA, in respect of the Winecoff Hotel Fire. A fire broke out on the third floor of the Winecoff Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 7, 1946. The fire trapped all the people on the floors above, leading some of them to jump out of the windows of the 15 floor hotel. 119 people died as a result of the fire including owner William Fleming Winecoff and his wife Grace. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1946 were William Fleming Winecoff. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: Winecoff Hotel Fire *** Date: December 7, 1946 *** Place: Georgia, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Person to be Executed by Lethal Injection in the United States - December 7, 1982: On this day in history, December 7, 1982, momentous events took place today in Texas, USA, with regard to the First Person to be Executed by Lethal Injection in the United States. Charles Brooks Jr., was sentenced to death after murdering a car mechanic with his accomplice Woody Loudres, in 1976. On December 7, 1982, Brooks became the first person to be executed by lethal injection in America. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1982 were Charles Brooks Jr.. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: First Person to be Executed by Lethal Injection in the United States *** Date: December 7, 1982 *** Place: Texas, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Pacific Southwest Arlines Flight 1771 Incident - December 7, 1987: On this day in history, December 7, 1987, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the Pacific Southwest Arlines Flight 1771 Incident. PSA Flight 1771 was en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco when ex PSA employee David A. Burke shot his ex Manager, the flight attendant, the two pilots and possibly another passenger who was a pilot. He then put the plane into a dive, leading to the crash and the death's of all 43 people on board. The events were pieced together from the flight recorder and a note that Burke had written on a sick bag. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1987 were David A. Burke. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: Pacific Southwest Arlines Flight 1771 Incident *** Date: December 7, 1987 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Long Island Rail Road Shooting - December 7, 1993: On this day in history, December 7, 1993, significant events took place today in New York, USA, respecting the Long Island Rail Road Shooting. Colin Ferguson began shooting at passengers on a Long Island Rail Road train as it arrived at Merillon Avenue Station, Garden City, New York. Ferguson had murdered six people and injured a further nineteen before he was stopped by Mark McEntee, Kevin Blum and Mike O'connor, who were also passengers on the train. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 7, 1993 were Colin Ferguson,Kevin Blum, Mark McEntee, Mike O'Connor. Facts on this day in History December 7: Events on this day in history: Long Island Rail Road Shooting *** Date: December 7, 1993 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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