7 December It happened today…….
1783 William Pitt becomes British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer at the age of 24.
1817 Death of Rear-Admiral William Bligh, one time captain of HMS Bounty.
1917 USA declares war on Austria.
1941 Japanese aircraft attack the US base at Pearl Harbor.
1982 Charles Brooks Jr, a Death Row prisoner at Fort Worth Prison in Texas, becomes the first American to die by lethal injection.
1989 A gunman kills 14 women at University of Montreal.