December 07: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On December 7, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The 341st day of the Gregorian calendar is December 7. The first New York Philharmonic concert was held on this day, while Jesse James committed his first bank heist. Apollo 17 was also launched on this day.

Sagittarius rules the 7th of December. Dan Bilzerian, Noam Chomsky, and Dean Ambrose all have famous birthdays. International Civil Aviation Day, National Cotton Candy Day, National Letter Writing Day, and National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance are all observed on December 7.


(December 07, 1787)
Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. photo source:


(December 07, 1941)
On this day in 1941, Japanese bombers conducted a surprise aerial attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, prompting the United States' entry into World War II. photo source:

(December 07, 1972)
The last crewed journey to the Moon was led by American astronaut Eugene Andrew Cernan, officially terminating the Apollo programme. photo source:

(December 07, 2020)
Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, died at the age of 97. photo source:

(Died on December 07, 2020)
Chuck Yeager, American aviator (b. 1923).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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