7-8 December

"...One of these days..."

Pink Floyd

8 Dec

item Czech Astronomical Society was founded on 8 Dec 1917

item John Lennon was killed on 8 Dec 1980

item Jim Morrison was born on 8 Dec 1943

item Kim Basinger was born on 8 Dec 1953

item Sinead O'Connor was born on 8 Dec 1966

item Golda Meir died on 8 Dec 1978

item In 1991, Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine declared the Soviet national government dead, forging a new alliance to be known as the Commonwealth of Independent States.

item In 1965, First Ph.D. awarded by Computer Science Department (University of Pennsylvania).

item In 1967, Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" album was released in the U.K.

7 Dec

item Larry Bird was born on 7 Dec 1956

item Gerard Kuiperwas born on 7 Dec 1905

item Tom Waits was born 7 Dec 1949

item In 43, B.C., Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman writer, gets his head & right hand chopped off by Mark Antony's soldiers.

item In 1941, Japanese warplanes attacked the home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet located at Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, an act that resulted in America's entry into World War II. This Pearl Harbor Day will live in infamy.

item In 1988, a major earthquake in the Soviet Union (Armenia) measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale, devastated northern Armenia; official estimates put the death toll at 25,000, injured 15,000, and left at least 400,000 homeless.

item In 1965, Pope Paul VI and Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lifted the mutual excommunication that had led to the split of the two churches in 1054.

item In 1972, thru Dec 19; Apollo 17, the sixth and last U.S. moon mission, blasted off from Cape Canaveral. Flight Commander Eugene Cernan was the last man on the moon. Funny, now they can make coffee without caffiene, but NASA can no longer put a man on the moon.

item In 1995, US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter.

item In 1979, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" opened in theaters.