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 This day in History - December 7
333 Historic Events for December 7
1889

Gilbert and Sullivans "Gondoliers," premieres in London

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1889

Honor‚-Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher/playwright

Birth
1889

Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer

Birth
1891

52nd Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session

Event
1891

Fay Bainter, LA Calif, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair)

Birth
1892

Nora Nicholson, Leamington England, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow)

Birth
1894

Ferdinand de Lesseps, French engineer/diplomat/earl, dies at 89

Death
1894

Stuart Davis, US painter

Birth
1895

Jack Pennick, Portland OR, actor (Lady From Louisiana)

Birth
1895

Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies

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1896

Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer

Birth
1899

Antoni Katski, composer, dies at 82

Death
1901

A F [Tony] Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944))

Birth
1902

J G Navle, cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper)

Birth
1902

Thomas Nast, political cartoonist, dies

Death
1905

Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune)

Birth
1906

George Richard James, saxophonist

Birth
1907

Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring

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1908

John H Doeg, tennis champ (US Open-1930)

Birth
1908

Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist

Birth
1909

Jacob Kainen, artist/curator

Birth
1909

Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)

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1910

Rod Cameron, Calgary Alberta, actor (City Detective, State Trooper)

Birth
1910

Edmundo Ros, English orchestra leader

Birth
1910

Richard Franko Goldman, composer

Birth