December 7 In Pop Culture History

07December 7 in Pop Culture History

1732 – The Covent Garden Theatre Royal (now the Royal Opera House) was opened on London.

1787 – Delaware became ‘The First State’ to ratify the US Constitution.

1869 – American outlaw Jesse James committed his first bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.

1909 – Leo Baekeland of Yonkers, New York, received the patents for a thermosetting artificial plastic which he called ‘Bakelite’ (patent #942,699)

1932 – The first gyro-stabilized ship to cross the Atlantic, the Conte di Savoia, arrived in New York City.

1941 – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA attacked by Japan.

1946 – A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta killed 119 people.

1957 – #1 Hit December 7, 1957 – December 27, 1957: Sam CookeYou Send Me

1963 – #1 Hit December 7, 1963 – January 3, 1964: The Singing NunDominique

1960 – Coronation Street, the longest running TV soap opera in the world, began, on Granada Television.

1974 – #1 Hit December 7, 1974 – December 20, 1974: Carl DouglasKung Fu Fighting

1980 – #1 Hit December 27, 1980 – January 30, 1981: John Lennon(Just Like) Starting Over

1982 – Murderer Charles Brooks, Jr. was the first criminal executed by lethal injection, in Texas.

1984 – City Heat & 201 debuted in theaters.

1985 – #1 Hit December 7, 1985 – December 20, 1985: Mr. MisterBroken Wings

1988 (Earthquake) Armenia, killed more than 60,000 people, with over 500,000 homeless.

1990 – Edward Scissorhands was released in theaters.

1991 – #1 Hit December 7, 1991 – January 24, 1992: Michael JacksonBlack Or White

1995 – The Galileo spacecraft arrived at the planet Jupiter on it’s mission to study the planet and it’s moons.

1996 – #1 Hit December 7, 1996 – February 21, 1997: Toni BraxtonUn-Break My Heart

2001 – Ocean’s Eleven, starring George Clooney, opened in theaters.

2002 – In Amsterdam, Netherlands, two Van Gogh paintings were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum. The two works were “View of the Sea st Scheveningen” and “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen.” They were found, along with the thieves shortly after the heist.

2007 – The Golden Compass debuted in theaters.

2008 – Leverage premiered on TNT.

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