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7th December in History

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1741 – Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia

1835 – Bavarian Ludwig railway opens – first German steam railway

1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of “Scientific American”

1917 – US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I

1926 – Gas refrigerator patented

1941 – 1st Japanese midget submarine (No. 20) attacked by a US ship (USS Ward)

1960 – Ivory Coast claims independence from France

1972 – Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission, launched

1981 – Spain becomes a member of the NATO

 

 

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