What happened this day in history December 7

What are the important events that happened on December 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 7: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 7 is the 342nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 24, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,788,320 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatetracontadigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 67 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,908 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 7 Historical Events

  • 1696
    Connecticut Route 108, third oldest highway in Connecticut, is laid out to Trumbull.
  • 1787
    Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1917
    World War I: The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 1941
    World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor – The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, causing a declaration of war upon Japan by the United States. Japan also invades Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines at the same time (December 8 in Asia).
  • 1963
    Instant replay makes its debut during an Army–Navy game.
  • 1970
    The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats.
  • 1982
    In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.
  • 1989
    Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran complete their trilogy of boxing fights nine years after their first two fights, at the opening of the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; Leonard retains his WBC world Super Middleweight title by a 12 round unanimous decision.
  • 1994
    Norfolk Southern ends its steam excursion program. This is the last time that Norfolk and Western 611 is under steam.
  • 2003
    The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Who were born on December 7?

  • 1801
    Johann Nestroy, Austrian dramatist and actor (d. 1862)
  • 1863
    Richard Sears, American department store founder (d. 1914)
  • 1920
    Walter Nowotny, Austrian fighter pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1932
    Paul Caponigro, American photographer
  • 1937
    Thad Cochran, American politician, senator from Mississippi
  • 1943
    Bernard C. Parks, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • 1944
    Miroslav Macek, Czech politician
  • 1952
    Eckhard Märzke, East German footballer
  • 1979
    Derek Ramsay, Filipino actor and model
  • 1988
    Emily Browning, Australian actress

Who died on December 7?

  • 1562
    Adrian Willaert, Flemish composer
  • 1683
    John Oldham, English poet (b. 1653)
  • 1723
    Jan Santini Aichel, Bohemian architect (b. 1677)
  • 1793
    Joseph Bara, French revolutionary (b. 1780)
  • 1874
    Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)
  • 1906
    Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)
  • 1941
    Among the 2,400 dead from the attack on Pearl Harbor: Isaac C. Kidd, American US Navy Rear Admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1884)
  • 1946
    Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (b. 1871)
  • 2005
    Lucy d'Abreu, Scottish supercentenarian (b. 1892)
  • 2008
    Herbert Hutner, American banker and attorney (b. 1908)

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