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.


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