Video: 'Silver Streak' trailer
(Tuesday, December 7, 1976, 7:00 p.m. EST) — , an American comedy-thriller film about a murder on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train journey, premiered tonight at Loews Tower East in New York City. Silver Streak Continue reading ‘Silver Streak’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1976)
(Saturday, December 7, 1996) — “Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eleven consecutive weeks (Dec. 7/14/21/28, 1996, Jan. 4/11/18/25, Feb. 1/8/15, 1997).
Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1836'
(Wednesday, December 7, 1836, during the — Democratic Vice President Martin Van Buren of New York was United States presidential election, 1836) elected President of the United States today over Whig former Senator William H. Harrison of Ohio. Continue reading Van Buren decisively defeats Harrison in presidential election 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1836)
Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1796'
(Wednesday, December 7, 1796, during the — Federalist Vice President John Adams of Massachusetts was United States presidential election, 1796) elected President of the United States today over Democratic-Republican former Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Continue reading Adams defeats Jefferson in presidential election 220 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1796)
Video: 'Winecoff Hotel Fire'
(Saturday, December 7, 1946, 3:15 a.m. local time) — The 15-story Winecoff Hotel on Peachtree Street in the heart of downtown Atlanta was destroyed early this morning killing 119 people, including hotel founder W. Frank Winecoff, in the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history. Continue reading 119 killed in deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1946)