11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 7th December

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1431 - In Paris, Henry VI of England is crowned King of France

2. 1917 - The U.S. declares war on Austria-Hungary in World War I

3. 1941 - Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor and declares war on America and Britain

4. 1955 - Clement Attlee steps down as Labour leader 

5. 1960 - The first episode of Coronation Street, based in Weatherfield, a fictional town in Greater Manchester is broadcast. Coronation Street is the longest running TV soap opera in the world

6. 1972 - America's final moon mission, Apollo 17, blasts off from Cape Canaveral

7. 1980 - John Terry is born

8. 1993 - Colin Ferguson opens fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train, killing six people and wounding 17

9. 1995 - The unmanned Galileo spacecraft arrives at the planet Jupiter on it's study mission. It had been launched on October 18, 1989, 6 years earlier by the Space Shuttle Atlantis

10. 2002 - Iraq formally declares to the UN that it has no weapons of mass destruction

11. 2006 - Saint Paul’s tomb is uncovered. It had been buried beneath Rome's second largest basilica

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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