The Daily News | December 7

National Fire Safety Council founded, 1979
Pearl Harbor attacked, 1941
Ivory Coast gained full independence, 1960
Microwave oven patented, 1945
Thomas Nast, political cartoonist, died, 1902
Battle of Prairie Grove, 1862
Thornton Wilder, American playwright, died, 1975
Gas refrigerator patented, 1926
Thomas A. Edison first demonstrated the gramophone, 1877
Chiang Kai-shek fled to Formosa, 1949
Earthquake in Armenia (>25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless), 1988
Bakelite patented (Leo Baekeland), 1909
Potter Stewart, Associate Justice of US Supreme Court, died, 1985
Delaware became the first US state, 1787