7th December

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1988 Mikhail Gorbachev announces cuts President Mikhail Gorbachev announces major cuts in Soviet armed forces in a speech to the UN General Assembly
1988 Earthquake hits Armenia An intense earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Armenia, destroying most of Armenia's second-largest city Leninakan.
1972 Apollo 17 launched Apollo 17 is launched with a crew of Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Jack Schmitt. Apollo 17 was the last lunar landing. The next planned landing will be by NASA's Orion 17 in 2019.
1955 Clement Attlee resigns as leader Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the Labour Party opposition in the commons. He will accept a peerage and continue his Labour Party work in the House of Lords
1941 Japanese bomb Pearl Harbour Japanese war planes attack the American naval base at Pearl Harbour bringing America into World War 2

 

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On This Day - 7th December