On this day in history.

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    December 07, 1941; At 7:55am, local time, the Japanese naval air forces attacked Pearl Harbor and other military installations on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor


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    http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/sammy-davis-jr-total-entertainment-package


    This date marks the birth of Sammy Davis, Jr,. in 1925. He was an African-American impressionist, actor, singer, and dancer.

    Sammy Davis, Jr., was born in Harlem into show business to Elvera Sanchez, a chorus girl, and Sam Davis, Sr., the lead dancer in a vaudeville revue called Will Mastin's Holiday in Dixieland. Davis began in vaudeville at the age of 3, in that show. In 1931, he appeared in the Ethel Waters film "Rufus Jones For President." In 1932, his uncle's act was renamed the Will Mastin Trio, and Davis, who learned to tap dance from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, soon became the star of the act. Davis went solo in the early 1950s and made his first mark with an album, "Starring Sammy Davis Jr.," that mimicked other singers. Though not a jazz singer per se, Davis could play trumpet and vibes and occasionally subbed on drums in the Woody Herman and Lionel Hampton bands.

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    December 08, 1980; John Lennon is shot outside his Manhattan apartment building by Mark David Chapman.
     
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    December 8, 1993; The North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) is signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
     
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    On this day in 1969 - Toronto Ontario - American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix released on a charge of possession of hashish and heroin after he says he has 'outgrown' drugs; Hendrix will die of an overdose less than two years later.

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    There was breaking news at 1.00 pm that the astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore died at home. He was aged 89.

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    On this day in 1941 - Whitby Ontario - British Special Operations Executive (SOE) opens Camp X (STS - Special Training School - 103) as a special school for spies and special operatives, mostly Canadians or Americans; SOE also operates Hydra station, to handle top-secret British transatlantic radio intelligence; closes in 1943; James Bond author Ian Fleming one of the graduates.
     
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    Moore's endeavors in lunar cartography were pivotal in driving the space program in the 60s.
    His work pointed the way for the scientists running the U.S. and Soviet moon projects.

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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_catalogue

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    December 9, 1992; the separation of Charles and Diana is announced.
     
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    On Dec 9, 1981 a Russian (soviet) submarine got stuck - in the mud if you can believe that - off the coast of Sweden. After much posturing by the soviets they finally asked Sweden for help getting back to the Baltic
     

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