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KIU Trivia: December 7 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

International Civil Aviation Day. The purpose of the day is to recognize the importance of aviation, especially international air travel, to the social and economic development of the world. The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in helping States to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all mankind. 

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, It is observed to remember and honor the 2,403 United States citizens who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, which led to the United States declaring war on Japan the next day and thus entering World War II.

What Happened Today?

In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. Because of this, it is sometimes called the First State.

In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack was the impetus for the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

In 1982, fifteen prominent Surinamese (Suriname is a country in South America) men were kidnapped and subsequently murdered over 3 days by the military government. The men were known to have criticized the military dictatorship.


1980 – John Terry, former England and Chelsea footballer.

1984 – Tony Odur, Ugandan footballer

Sources: Wikipedia, checkiday & bornglorious