On This Day: December 07th

This is 342nd day of the year and 24 days remain in the year.

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.
December 07 Birthdays
Giovanni Bernini1598–1680.
Larry Birdbasketball player
Ted Knightactor
Ellen Burstynactress
Harry Chapinsongwriter, singer
Tom Waitssongwriter, singer, actor
Aaron Cartersinger
Richard Warren Searsmerchant
Reginald Lewisbusiness leader
Noam Chomskyeducator and linguist
Willa Cathernovelist

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.