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Thursday December 7, 2023

December 7: Day of the Week

December 7, 2023 is the 341st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.
  • 1965
    Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously revoke mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 7?

  • 1810
    Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist (d. 1894)
  • 1863
    Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (d. 1945)
  • 1916
    Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (d. 1988)
  • 1916
    Yekaterina Budanova, Soviet pilot, one of only two female flying aces (d. 1943)
  • 1924
    Mário Soares, former (17th) President of Portugal
  • 1942
    Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1947
    Johnny Bench, American baseball player
  • 1949
    Tom Waits, American singer, composer, and actor
  • 1966
    Shinichi Itoh, Japanese motorcycle racer
  • 1984
    Luca Rigoni, Italian footballer

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