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Notable Historical Events for December 7th

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

1990Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

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

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

1929Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 mins

19945th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

December 7th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 7th

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

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

December 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 7th

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

1902Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies aged 62

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

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