Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 7

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This is a list of selected December 7 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled December 7, 2019 featured article or the December 7, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Day of the Little Candles in Colombia; unreferenced section
1724 – In Toruń, Royal Prussia, Polish authorities executed the city's mayor and nine other Lutheran officials following tensions between Protestants and Catholics. lots of CN tags
1787Delaware became the first U.S. state to ratify the United States Constitution. refimprove section
1815Michel Ney, Marshal of France, was executed by a firing squad near Paris' Jardin du Luxembourg for supporting Napoleon. lots of CN tags
1869 – American outlaw Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri. refimprove section
1946 – The deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history happened at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. refimprove section
1949Chinese Civil War: The government of the Republic of China relocated from Mainland China to Taipei on the island of Taiwan. cleanup list
1965East–West Schism: Patriarch Athenagoras I of Constantinople and Pope Paul VI issued the CatholicOrthodox joint declaration and simultaneously lifted mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054. lead too short, summarize section, refimprove section
1972 – The crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft took the photograph "The Blue Marble", the first clear image of an illuminated face of Earth, on their way to the Moon. refimprove section
1995 – The Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34. refimprove section


December 7: Armed Forces Flag Day in India; Pearl Harbor Day in the United States

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Richard Bellingham (d. 1672) · Hamilton Fish III (b. 1888) · Barbara Howard (d. 2002)

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