December 7: Day of the Week
December 7, 2019 is the 341st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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December 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1732The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
- 1862US Civil War: Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
- 1869American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.
- 1917World War I: The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.
- 1946A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.
- 1970The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats.
- 1982In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.
- 1988Spitak Earthquake: In Armenia an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale kills nearly 25,000, injures 15,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.
- 1993The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
- 1995The 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?
- 1862Paul Adam, French novelist (d. 1920)
- 1943Nicholas Katz, American mathematician
- 1947Garry Unger, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1947Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer
- 1964Roberta Close, Brazilian model
- 1966Shinichi Itoh, Japanese motorcycle racer
- 1975Jamie Clapham, English footballer
- 1977Eric Chavez, American baseball player
- 1984Milan Michalek, Czech ice hockey player
- 1992Michael Barron, English footballer/dancer
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