Daily Archives: December 7, 2012

Imelda Marcos seriously wounded by an assailant on live TV 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: 'Launch of Apollo 17 TV Coverage' (video begins 13 minutes before lift-off)

(Thursday, December 7, 1972) — Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, was seriously wounded when Carlito Dimahilig tried to stab her to death with a bolo knife during an award ceremony broadcast live on television. The assailant was shot to death by security police and the wounds on Marcos’ hands and arms required 75 stitches.

Apollo 17 blasts off after lengthy delay 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'Launch of Apollo 17 TV Coverage' (video begins 13:02 before lift-off)

(Thursday, December 7, 1972, 12:33:00 a.m. EST) — Delayed for more than two hours by a minor technical error, Apollo 17 vaulted from launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida toward the moon this morning, propelled by a fiery rocket on was man’s last voyage to another world. Continue reading Apollo 17 blasts off after lengthy delay 40 years ago this hour (1972)