Dec 7 1941
A Day That Will Live In Infamy.
Dec 7 1982
Texas murderer Charlie Brooks in becomes the first person executed in the United States by that newfangled lethal injection.
Dec 7 1982
Armenian earthquake kills 100,000.
Dec 7 1987
David Burke, a recently fired airline employee, stalks his ex-boss onboard a Pacific Southwest Airline jet. He shoots the man in mid-flight and causes the plane to crash, killing all 43 people onboard.
Dec 7 1993
Colin Ferguson opens fire on the Long Island Railroad, killing 6 and injuring 17 others. His attorney William Kunstler tried to use a “black rage” defense, but Ferguson fired him and represented himself. What resulted was a bizarre proceeding of Ferguson claiming innocence and that he was a “patsy” of the government. The trial ended with six consecutive life sentences.
Dec 7 1995
Disgruntled postal employee John Pitney arrives at his Denver workplace in a dress and is placed on administrative leave. Pitney returns later that day in the same dress but sporting a strap-on dildo and gorilla mask. He is arrested. God bless America and God bless the US Postal Service.