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

December 7 Birthdays

Giovanni Bernini

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


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


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


The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.


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


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


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


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


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


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

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