2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 7, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for December 7 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
1545 - Henry Stuart, English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1567)
1863 - Richard Warren Sears, American businessman who co-founded Sears (d. 1914)
1904 - Clarence Nash, American voice actor and singer who was the original voice of the Disney cartoon character Donald Duck (d. 1985)
1923 - Ted Knight, American actor and comedian (Mary Tyler Moore Show) (d. 1986)
1956 - Larry Bird, American basketball player and coach who is regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time
1894 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French businessman and diplomat who co-developed the Suez Canal (b. 1805)
1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese kill 2,403 Americans
2004 - Jay Van Andel, American businessman who co-founded Amway (b. 1924)
2020 - Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, American aviator, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot who broke the speed of sound in 1947
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1940 - Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were divorced in 1939, but remarried each other
2003 - Hip-hop singer, Mary J. Blige marries record producer Kendu Isaacs
Quote of the Day
December 7th is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
To The Memory of the Gallant Men Here Entombed and Their Shipmates Who Gave Their Lives In Action on December 7, 1941 on The U.S.S. Arizona
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1703 - Winds up to 120 mph hit the southern part of Great Britain. Named The Great Storm of 1703, 9,000 people die
1776 - Gilbert du Motier, Marguis de Lafayette enters the American military as a Major General
1787 - Delaware becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the United States Constitution
1917 - The United States declares war on Austria and Hungary during World War I
1922 - The Parliament of Northern Ireland votes to stay a part of the United Kingdom
1932 - German born Swiss Physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa
1941 - During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Navy carry out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet, Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1944 - An earthquake in Japan along the coast of Wakayama Prefecture causes a tsunami which kills 1,223 people
1972 - A photograph of Earth known as The Blue Marble was taken by Apollo 17 on the last Apollo moon mission is one of the most reproduced images in history
1982 - Charles Brooks, Jr., becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States
1993 - Passenger Colin Ferguson kills six people and injures 19 others on the Long Island Rail Road in Nassau County, New York
1995 - The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis
2003 - The Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada merge and are registered officially as The Conservative Party of Canada
This Day in Music
1732 - The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England opens
1963 - Dominique by The Singing Nun hits #1
1996 - Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton hits #1 in the U.S. and remains in the top spot for 11 weeks (video below)
This Day in Sports
1907 - Eugene Corri is the 1st referee in a boxing ring
1939 - Lou Gehrig is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Larisa Latynina of the Soviet Union received 4 gold medals in gymnastics, team, individual all-round title, vault and floor exercise
1963 - Instant replay is used for the first time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Army-Navy football game
1988 - MLB Texas Rangers sign pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
2020 - Breaking, which is the competitive form of breakdancing will be an Olympic sport at the Paris 2024 Olympic games
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. An old style of muzzle loading firearm and early form of shotgun with a distinctive short, large caliber barrel that is flared at the muzzle, therefore able to fire scattered quantities of nails, stones, shot, etc at short range: Timothy was excited to find a toy blunderbuss waiting under the Christmas tree.
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