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Encyclopaedia Britannica | On This Day
December 07
Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Ecstasy of St. Teresa

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Italian artist

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Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona National Memorial

FEATURED EVENT

1941

Pearl Harbor attack

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