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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Born

  • Willa Cather (author) –
  • Harry Chapin (musician) –
  • Johnny Bench (baseball player) –
  • Ron Hynes (Canadian singer-songwriter) –
  • Larry Bird (basketball player) –
  • Terrell Owens (football player) –
  • Aaron Carter (singer) –
  • Emily Browning (actress) –

Died

  • Rube Goldberg (cartoonist) –
  • Thornton Wilder (playwright) –
  • Jerry Scoggins (sang The Ballad of Jed Clampett” that introduced the Clampett clan on The Beverly Hillbillies”) –
  • Harry Morgan (actor) –

Events

  • The steam locomotive was used for the first time in Germany when a railroad opened from Nuremberg to Furth–
  • The first Christmas postage stamp was released in Canada–
  • Christmas seals sold for the first time–
  • The crew of Apollo 17, while on their way to the Moon, took a photo of Earth from about 28,000 miles away–
  • Gordie Howe became the first professional hockey player to score 1000 goals–

Weather

  • The Connecticut and Merrimack rivers in New England flooded after a great rainstorm–
  • An ice storm in Nashville, Tennessee, cut electricity to 40,000 houses for several wintry hours–
  • Denver, Colorado’s temperature plunged to 0 degrees F–
  • Gunnison, Colorado, experienced a frigid temperature of -24 degrees F–

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