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 This day in History - December 7
333 Historic Events for December 7
1979

Nicolas Born, writer, dies at 41

Death
1979

Prince Chahryar Shafik, Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris

Death
1979

Mari Andriessen, sculptor (Docker), Amsterdam, dies at 82

Death
1980

Darby Crash, rocker, dies at 22

Death
1981

Spain becomes a member of the NATO

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1982

Charlie Brooks Jr, convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas

Death
1982

Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building

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1983

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1983

Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA

Death
1983

2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93

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1984

Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)

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1984

Jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65

Death
1985

Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70

Death
1985

Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

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1985

51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)

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1985

Robert Graves, English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90

Death
1986

Pres Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Ha‹ti

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1986

Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1987

Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank

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1987

Pacific Southwest crashes near Los Angeles, kills 43

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1987

Gorbachev arrives in US for a summit meeting

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1987

43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in Calif (man shot pilots)

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1988

Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies

Death
1988

Christopher Connelly, actor (Liar's Moon, Hawmps), dies at 47

Death
1988

Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire

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