December 7

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May 19, 2022

December 7 (December 7) is the 341st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (342nd in leap years). There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

574 - In Constantinople, Tiberius II Constantine is proclaimed co-ruler of the mentally ill Emperor Justin II. 1787 - Delaware becomes the first US state to ratify the US Constitution. 1869 - American outlaw Jesse James commits the first confirmed bank robbery in Galatina, Missouri. 1877 - The Topola Revolt breaks out when two battalions of the People's Army refuse to take the oath of office to Prince Milan Obrenović. 1914 - The National Assembly of the Kingdom of Serbia adopts the Nis Declaration on the Unification of the Southern Slavs into a Common State. 1917 - The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary in World War I. 1941 - World War II: Japanese planes attacked a U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and destroyed a large number of planes and ships, hastening the U.S. decision to join World War II. World War II: In World War II, the United Kingdom declared war on Hungary, Romania and Finland, countries that participated in the aggression against the USSR as members of the Triple Alliance. 1946 - The Assembly of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia passes a law on nationalization, which covers all major private companies. Thus, foreign capital was liquidated, which participated in the industry and mining of pre-war Yugoslavia with about 50%. 1949 - Chang Kai-shek declares a state and establishes a government on the island of Taiwan (Formosa), where he fled with the remnants of his army after defeat by the People's Liberation Army of China. 1965 - Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI abolish the excommunication of the two churches, which began the schism between the two Christian churches in 1054. 1970 - A landslide victory in East Pakistan's Awami League, a proponent of Bengal autonomy (later Bangladesh), leads to a deep crisis between East and West Pakistan, which escalates into a civil war the following year. 1971 - A Soviet space capsule begins sending radio and television signals from Mars. 1974 - Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios III is triumphantly welcomed in Cyprus, leaving on July 15, 1974, after a coup. The coup in Cyprus was organized by Greek officers, but they failed to retain power. 1975 - Indonesia