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This Day In Rock 12/7/12

2004- Eric Clapton releases Sessions for Robert J, a D-V-D and C-D package that pays tribute to legendary bluesman Robert Johnson.
 
1999 - Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, The Lovin' Spoonful, Earth, Wind & Fire and The Moonglows are announced as the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2000.
 
1996- The space shuttle Columbia returns from the longest-ever shuttle flight of 17 days, 15 hours, and 54 minutes.
 
1992 - The Supreme Court rejects a Mississippi abortion law which requires women to get counseling and wait 24 hours before terminating a pregnancy.
 
1987 - At Carnegie Hall in New York, Bruce Springsteen sings "Remember When the Music" at a birthday tribute to its late author, Harry Chapin.
 
1973- Fleetwood Mac manager Clifford Davis, claiming that he owns the group's name, puts together a bogus lineup and sends them out on tour.
 
1972 - Apollo 17 is launched from Cape Canaveral.
 
1967 - Beatles merchandise -- especially replicas of the jackets worn on the Sgt. Pepper album cover -- is the big draw at London's Apple Boutique, which opens on this date.
 
1945- The microwave oven is patented.
 
1941- Japanese forces attack Pearl Harbor.
 
1926 - The gas-operated refrigerator is patented by Electrolux.
 
1925 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller sets a world record in the 150 yard free style with a time of one minute, 25 and 2/5th seconds. He goes on to play "Tarzan" in several movies.
 
1796- John Adams is elected the second president of the United States


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