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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 2007: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2007?


Events

  • 01 Dec 2007 The United States wins its first Davis Cup since 1995 taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Russia in the final in Portland, Oregon. (AP via CBS Sports)
  • 02 Dec 2007 Activision and Vivendi Games announce a merger, to be called Activision Blizzard. The US$18.9 billion deal is the biggest ever in the videogame industry.
  • 03 Dec 2007 Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.
  • 04 Dec 2007 Michael A. Newdow, attorney and founder of the First Amendmist Church of True Science, initiates lawsuits challenging government-sanctioned references to God, and the statute that requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American coins and paper currency.
  • 05 Dec 2007 Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
  • 06 Dec 2007 The death toll rises to 104 in a northern China coal mine gas blast. (''China Daily'')
  • 07 Dec 2007 The Hebei Spirit oil spill begins in South Korea after a crane barge that had broken free from a tug collides with the Very Large Crude Carrier, Hebei Spirit.
  • 08 Dec 2007 Benazir Bhutto, first and only female former Prime Minister of Pakistan, had her PPP Office stormed by unidentified gunmen. Three supporters are killed.
  • 09 Dec 2007 Two people are killed and two are injured in a shooting at a youth training center in Arvada Colorado, United States. (CNN)
  • 10 Dec 2007 Subtropical Storm Olga forms north of Puerto Rico, ten days after the official end of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center forecasts landfall in the Dominican Republic within 24 hours, and Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches have been posted for the northern shore of the nation. (''The Guardian'')
  • 11 Dec 2007 Two car bombs explode at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.
  • 12 Dec 2007 The Society of the Cincinatti badge of George Washington (later owned by the Marquis de Lafayette) is sold at auction by Sotheby's for US$5.3 million.
  • 13 Dec 2007 Former US Senator George J. Mitchell publicly releases a report accusing 88 retired and active Major League Baseball players of anabolic steroid use.
  • 14 Dec 2007 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia invites the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage. (BBC News)
  • 15 Dec 2007 Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, the Information Minister of Zimbabwe, calls Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany a ampquotNaziampquot. Ndlovu responded to the German government's criticism of rising human rights abuses in Zimbabwe by telling Merkel to ampquotshut upampquot. (allAfrica.com)
  • 16 Dec 2007 A.C. Milan wins the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup after defeating Boca Juniors 4-2 in the final. (BBC News)
  • 17 Dec 2007 The leaders of Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile agree to build a highway by 2009 that will link the Atlantic (in Santos, Brazil) and the Pacific (in Iquique, Chile) coasts of South America. (BBC News)
  • 18 Dec 2007 An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude hits the Aleutian Islands 125 miles west of Adak, Alaska. (AP via ''The Houston Chronicle'')
  • 19 Dec 2007 An explosion and fire at the T2 Laboratories facility in Jacksonville, Florida kills four and injures 14.
  • 20 Dec 2007 A group of activist Lakota Indians send a letter to the United States State Department declaring their secession from the Union.
  • 21 Dec 2007 At least 50 people are killed by an explosion at a mosque in northern Pakistan. (CNN)
  • 22 Dec 2007 Iraq War: Turkish Air Force planes strike Kurdistan Workers Party targets in northern Iraq. (BBC News)
  • 23 Dec 2007 Thailand's People Power Party, led by Samak Sundaravej, wins the 2007 general elections. (BBC News)
  • 24 Dec 2007 The Nepalese government announces that the country's 240-year-old monarchy will be abolished in 2008 and a new republic will be declared.
  • 25 Dec 2007 An escaped tiger at the San Francisco Zoo kills one person and injures two others.
  • 26 Dec 2007 Record temperatures stoke bushfires in Perth, Western Australia arson is suspected. (''The West Australian'')
  • 27 Dec 2007 Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.
  • 28 Dec 2007 2007 Zoé's Ark controversy - Six French aid workers, sentenced to eight years at hard labor by a Chadian court for allegedly attempting to rescue over 100 Chadian children, are flown to France, where they will appear before a French court which will decide how they will serve their sentences. (Reuters)
  • 29 Dec 2007 The United Kingdom government announces its New Year's Honours List. People being honoured include broadcaster Michael Parkinson, singer Kylie Minogue, chief executive of Marks Spencer Stuart Rose, embryologist Ian Wilmut and actor Sir Ian McKellen. (BBC News)
  • 30 Dec 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination: Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is appointed her successor as chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party. His father, Asif Ali Zardari is named co-chairman. (BBC News)
  • 31 Dec 2007 The massive Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts ends.

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Movies

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The Indian

The Indian

Release year: 2007

Directed by: James R. Gorrie

Starring: Matt Dallas, Sal Landi, Jane Higginson, Alison Haislip

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Denzel Washington

Starring: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

Country: United States of America

Books

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Clapton by Eric Clapton

Clapton

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With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life in this poignant and honest autobiography. More than a rock star, Eric Clapton is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock …

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker

Quiet Strength

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2008 Retailer's Choice Award winner!Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach.

Double Cross by James Patterson

Double Cross

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Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game--this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

The Choice

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we'll never have to make.Travis

A Family Christmas by Caroline Kennedy

A Family Christmas

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"When I began assembling [this] collection, I was skeptical that I would learn anything new about Christmas, but reading and reflecting on the history and spirit of Christmas brought back many