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 341st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 24, 2022 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,839,520 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 ‘trihectatetracontahenagon’ 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 46 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 3,638 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 7 Historical Events
Connecticut Route 108, third oldest highway in Connecticut, is laid out to Trumbull.
Marquis de Lafayette arranges to enter the American military as a major general.
Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.
Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously revoke mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces the formation of a Coalition Government at Centre with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as Vice-Prime Minister.
Spitak Earthquake: In Armenia an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale kills nearly 25,000, injures 15,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.
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.
The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.
Who were born on December 7?
Felix Calonder, Swiss politician (d. 1952)
Lis Løwert, Danish actress (d. 2009)
Noam Chomsky, American linguist and political writer
Stan Boardman, English comedian
Daniel Chorzempa, American organist
Johnny Bench, American baseball player
Tom Waits, American singer, composer, and actor
Fabien Pelous, French international rugby player
Kon Artis, American rapper
Asia Ray Smith, American actress
Who died on December 7?
King Boleslaus V of Poland (b. 1226)
John Oldham, English poet (b. 1653)
William Bligh, British admiral and HMS Bounty figure (b. 1745)
Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)
Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (b. 1871)
Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
Carl F. H. Henry American theologian and publisher (b. 1913)
Jay Van Andel, American entrepreneur (b. 1924)
Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (b. 1928)
Harry Morgan, American actor (b. 1915)
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