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December 8


1609   Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe.

1941   After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S. Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan.

1980   Beatle John Lennon is killed in New York City.

1993   The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.

Famous Birthdays:

1765   Eli Whitney (Inventor)

1878   Joseph Stalin (Russian Communist Leader)

1542   Mary Queen of Scots (became queen at 6 days old)

1943   Jim Morrison (Singer for The Doors)

1953   Kim Basinger (Actress)

1964   Teri Hatcher (Actress)

1977   Ryan Newman (Nascar Driver)

1985   Dwight Howard (Basketball Player)

1993   Anna Sophia Robb (Actress)

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