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This was 342nd day of the year and 24 days remained in the year.


December 7 Birthdays

Giovanni Bernini
1598–1680.

Richard Warren Sears
merchant (1863)

Willa Cather
novelist (1873)

Ted Knight
actor (1923)

Noam Chomsky
educator and linguist (1928)

Ellen Burstyn
actress (1932)

Harry Chapin
songwriter, singer (1942)

Reginald Lewis
business leader (1942)

Tom Waits
songwriter, singer, actor (1949)

Larry Bird
basketball player (1956)

Aaron Carter
singer (1987)

December 7 in History

1787

Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1917

The U.S. declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.

1941

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

1972

America's final moon mission, Apollo 17, blasted off from Cape Canaveral.

1975

Indonesia invaded East Timor, leading to a 25-year occupation.

1988

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Armenia, killing 25,000.

2001

Taliban forces fled from Kandahar, their last stronghold in Afghanistan.

2002

Iraq formally declared to the UN that it had no weapons of mass destruction.

2004

Hamid Karzai was sworn in as Afghanistan's first popularly elected president.

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.