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Notable Historical Events for December 7th

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

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

1929Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament

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

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

1990Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

1877Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of "Scientific American"

1993Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

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

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

December 7th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 7th

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

1928Noam Chomsky, linguist (founded transformational grammar)

1598Giovanni Bernini, Naples, Kingdom of Naples, baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy), (d. 1680)

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

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

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

1902Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies aged 62

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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