About December 7

December 7, 2024 is the 342nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Sagittarius is the sun 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 53 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 7

  • 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated.
  • 1732
    The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
  • 1776
    Marquis de Lafayette arranges to enter the American military as a major general.
  • 1787
    Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1862
    US Civil War: Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
  • 1917
    World War I: The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 1930
    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.
  • 1970
    The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats.
  • 1971
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    An Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 collides with an Aviaco DC-9 in dense fog while the two airliners are taxiing down the runway at Madrid Barajas International Airport, killing 93 people.
  • 1987
    Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and himself.
  • 1988
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client alleging copyright infringement.
  • 2005
    Ante Gotovina, a Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
  • 2007
    The Hebei Spirit oil spill begins in South Korea after a crane barge that had broken free from a tug collides with the Very Large Crude Carrier, Hebei Spirit.
  • 2008
    The first NFL game is played in Canada at Rogers Centre in Toronto as the Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins 16–3.

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