About December 7

December 7, 2020 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.

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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 67 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 7

  • 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated.
  • 1696
    Connecticut Route 108, third oldest highway in Connecticut, is laid out to Trumbull.
  • 1724
    Tumult of Thorn – religious unrest is followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities.
  • 1732
    The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
  • 1869
    American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.
  • 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).
  • 1962
    Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality’s constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Indonesia invades East Timor.
  • 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
    Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
  • 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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