Events, December 7th

December 7th:

Today’s Highlight: 1941 – Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese warplanes. The attack resulted in the U.S. entering into World War II. (Image: a2asimulations.com)

1787 – Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution becoming the first of the United States.

1926 – The gas operated refrigerator was patented by The Electrolux Servel Corporation.

1946 – A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta killed 119 people. It was America’s worst hotel fire disaster. The hotel founder, W. Frank Winecoff, was also killed in the fire.

1972 – Apollo 17 was launched at Cape Canaveral. It was the last U.S. moon mission.

1987 – Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time. He had come to the U.S. for a Washington summit with U.S. President Reagan.

(Source: on-this-day.com)

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