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It happened on a… December 8

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It happened on a… December 8


The UK begins vaccinating for COVID-19 using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine


With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft..


Mario Lemieux announced to the Pittsburgh Penguins that he planned to return to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player at age 35. He would be the first modern owner-player in U.S. pro sports.


Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine declared the Soviet national government to be dead. They forged a new alliance to be known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. The act was denounced by Russian President Gorbachev as unconstitutional.


John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota in New York City.


“The Deer Hunter”, starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1979)


XVI Summer Olympic Games close in Melbourne, Australia; start of an Olympic tradition – amidst international tensions, athletes mingle together, parade.


US and Britain declare war on Japan, US enters World War II.


Université Laval receives a royal charter; founded by Bishop Laval in 1663 as the Seminary of Quebec; North America’s oldest French University.


Ludwig van Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in A, premieres in Vienna with Beethoven conducting.

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