 1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.

 1941 – World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 1971 – Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces the for- mation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as Deputy Prime Minister.

 1972 – Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.

 1982 – In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr., becomes the first per- son to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.

 1995 – The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.

 2016 – Pakistan International Airlines Flight 661, a domestic passenger flight from Chitral to Islamabad, operated by ATR-42-500 crashes near Havelian, killing all 47 on board.

 2017 – Marriage Amendment Bill to recognize same-sex marriage passes in Australia.