December 7 in History
1787December 7, 1787:
The United States Constitution is first ratified by the state of Delaware.
1941December 7, 1941:
Adolf Hitler’s secret order for “people endangering German security” to be arrested and executed, referred to as the Night and Fog Decree, is issued.
- December 7, 1941:
Japan surprisingly bombs the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbour on Oahu, Hawaii.
1972December 7, 1972:
The final Apollo flight to the moon is commanded by astronaut Eugene Andrew Cernan.
1975December 7, 1975:
Indonesian forces invade and occupy East Timor following the latter’s declaration of independence.
1982December 7, 1982:
Charles Brooks Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection.
1989December 7, 1989:
Roberto Durán loses his chance to claim the WBC super-middleweight title in his third and final match against Sugar Ray Leonard.
2001December 7, 2001:
The star-studded American heist comedy film, “Oceans 11” is shown in theatres in the United States.
2004December 7, 2004:
Hamid Karzai is sworn in as Afghanistan’s first President elected by popular vote.
2017December 7, 2017:
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo wins his fifth Ballon d’Or.