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December 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 7

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December 7th celebrates International Civil Aviation Day and Cotton Candy Day.

We’ve made it to the 342nd day of the year, the end is in sight! There are only 24 days remaining in 2024.

Let’s take a closer look at what makes December 7th such a special day in history with these interesting facts and events that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked? This surprise attack by the Japanese led the US to join World War II the following day.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 7th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on December 7 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2020

Coca-Cola was named the world’s largest plastic polluter by the charity “Break Free From Plastic.”

OTD in 2020: Coca-Cola was named the world's largest plastic polluter by the charity "Break Free From Plastic."

2014

A ban on diesel cars was called for in France.

In order to reduce pollution, the Mayor of Paris called for a ban on diesel cars in Paris by 2020, in addition to creating pedestrian-only neighborhoods.

1988

A 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia, killed 25,000-50,000 people and left up to 500,000 homeless.

1972

Apollo 17 launched the final manned lunar landing mission, during which the crew took the famous “blue marble” photo of the entire Earth.

1972

An assassination attempt was made on the First Lady of the Philippines.

Imelda Marcos, the First Lady, was presenting awards for a national beautification and cleanliness contest when she was attacked with a large knife. Her assailant was shot to death at the scene, and Marcos required 75 stitches on her wounded hands and arms.

1941

Pearl Harbor was attacked.

OTD in 1941: Pearl Harbor was attacked.

The Imperial Japanese Navy used 353 planes to attack the US fleet at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Naval Base. The attack killed 2,403 people.

1936

Jack Fingleton, an Australian cricketer, became the first batsman to score 100 runs in four consecutive test matches.

1909

Inventor Leo Baekeland patented the first thermosetting plastic, Bakelite, which sparked the birth of the plastics industry.

1877

Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph to the editors of “Scientific American.”

OTD in 1877: Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph to the editors of "Scientific American."

1787

Delaware became the first state to ratify the US constitution.

1732

The Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London, England.

1703

The southern parts of Great Britain were struck by The Great Storm of 1703, which took the lives of 9,000 people.

OTD in 1703: The southern parts of Great Britain were struck by The Great Storm of 1703

1696

One of America’s oldest documented highways was completed on this day in Connecticut, USA.

Route 108 was known initially as Farm Highway and is the third oldest road in Connecticut.

574 AD

Justin II of Byzantine adopted Tiberius, his general, and proclaimed him Caesar.

Justin II was suffering from fits of madness and adopted Tiberius in one of his last lucid moments.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Nicholas Hoult? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1985

Jon Moxley

American

Wrestler

Jon Moxley

Age:

38 years old

Born In:

Ohio, USA

1956

Larry Bird

American

Basketball Player

Larry Bird

Age:

67 years old

Born In:

Indiana, USA

1989

Nicholas Hoult

English

Actor

Nicholas Hoult

Age:

34 years old

Born In:

England, UK

1979

Sara Bareilles

American

Singer

Sara Bareilles

Age:

44 years old

Born In:

California, USA

Special Holidays

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

December 7: National Cotton Candy Day
United States

National Cotton Candy Day

Nine out of ten dentists hate this day, but they only have themselves to blame since it was actually a dentist who invented cotton candy! If there were ever a time to gorge yourself silly on cotton candy, it would be today. Just remember to brush your teeth after!

December 7: International Civil Aviation Day
World

International Civil Aviation Day

It wasn’t too long ago that it took months of travel to cross from one side of the world to the other. So celebrate the wonder of civil aviation today by taking a moment to appreciate how convenient it is or by buying a plane ticket. We could all do with a vacation!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

In 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first black woman to receive an Oscar, but she had to accept it in the hotel backroom because of her race.

Birthday & Zodiac

For those of you who were born on December 7th, your zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Though honesty is a critical trait in Sagittarians, sometimes this truth can be overbearing. So be careful what you ask because you will always get a truthful answer, even if the revelations leave scars.

The Blue Topaz birthstone is given to people born during the month of December. The icy-blue topaz provides special healing powers to those who wear it.

If you were lucky enough to be born on this day, you were likely conceived around March 16th, the same year.

A baby that is conceived on December 7th, 2024, will be due next year around August 30th.

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