December 7: Day of the Week
December 7, 2020 is the 342nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1787Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1869American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.
- 1965Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously revoke mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
- 1972Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.
- 1982In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.
- 1983An Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 collides with an Aviaco DC-9 in dense fog while the two airliners are taxiing down the runway at Madrid Barajas International Airport, killing 93 people.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1904Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer (d. 1991)
- 1916Yekaterina Budanova, Soviet pilot, one of only two female flying aces (d. 1943)
- 1920Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist
- 1930Hal Smith, American baseball player
- 1940Gerry Cheevers, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1944Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker
- 1952Georges Corraface, Greek actor, president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival
- 1954Mark Hofmann, American forger and bomber
- 1961Lisa Fischer, American R&B singer
- 1991Dori Sakurada, Japanese actor
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