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Notable Historical Events for December 7th

1804Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth's magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute

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

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

1988Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC

1808James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President

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

1868Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1

1993Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

1931Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours

1990Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam Hussein's decision to free hostages

December 7th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 7th

1956Larry Bird, West Baden, Indiana, NBA star (Boston Celtics, 12-time NBA All Star)

1928Noam Chomsky, linguist (founded transformational grammar)

1947Johnny Bench, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, MLB catcher (Reds)

1761Madame [Marie Grosholtz] Tussaud, Strasbourg, France, created wax museum, (d. 1850)

December 7th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 7th

1929Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (52) weds Andrée Joséphine Carron in Aix-les-Bains, France

2003Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary Jane Blige (32) weds record producer Kendu Isaacs in Bergen County, New Jersey

December 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 7th

1902Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies aged 62

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

43 BCCicero, Roman politician and orator, killed as part of the proscriptions at 63

2011Harry Morgan, American actor (Colonel Potter-M*A*S*H) dies at 96

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