On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 2014

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Human Rights Watch Asia Division call for investigation into Indonesian security forces shooting of peaceful protesters
  • Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain's hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps
  • The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria
  • Typhoon Hagupit hits central Philippines; millions flee homes for shelter

Famous Deaths

  • John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • Ken Weatherwax, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 59