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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1724Tumult of Thorn – religious unrest is followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities.
- 1776Marquis de Lafayette arranges to enter the American military as a major general.
- 1862US Civil War: Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
- 1946A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: The government of Republic of China moves from Nanking to Taipei.
- 1970The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats.
- 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.
- 2003The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
- 2007The 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.
Who were born on December 7?
- 1863Richard Sears, American department store founder (d. 1914)
- 1916Yekaterina Budanova, Soviet pilot, one of only two female flying aces (d. 1943)
- 1954Mary Fallin, American politician
- 1973Terrell Owens, American football player
- 1975Jamie Clapham, English footballer
- 1978Shiri Appleby, American actress
- 1980John Terry, English footballer
- 1988Asia Ray Smith, American actress
- 1988Nathan Adrian, American swimmer
- 1992Michael Barron, English footballer/dancer
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