This Day In History
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
On This Day

2007

Events

November 5, 2007

China
China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon. Chang’e 1 was an unmanned Chinese lunar-orbiting spacecraft, part of the first phase of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program. The spacecraft was named after the Chinese Moon goddess, Chang'e.
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Births

Deaths

April 23, 2007
Boris Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999.
September 22, 2007
Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau was an internationally acclaimed French actor and mime most famous for his persona as Bip the Clown.
December 27, 2007
Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani democratic socialist politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister of Pakistan and the founder of the Pakistan People's Party, which she led.
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