1909, 7 December
The proclamation which grants the Union of South Africa self-government is read from the steps of the Royal Exchange in London.
1912, 7 December
Painted bust of Nefertiti discovered by Ludwig Borchardt at el-Amarna.
1960, 7 December
Three Congo countries leave UN following Patrice Lumumba's arrest.
1971, 7 December
British Petroleum Company is nationalized in Libya.
1993, 7 December
Cotê d'Ivoire president Félix Houphouët-Boigny dies at age of 88.