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December 2024
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Saturday December 7, 2024 (12/7/2024)
Method: December 7th on Gregorian calendar
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The Spitak Earthquake (also called Leninakan Earthquake and Gyumri Earthquake) was a tremor with a magnitude of 7.1,[3] that took place on December 7, 1988 at 11:41 local time (07:41 UTC) in the Spitak region of Armenia, then part of the Soviet Union. The earthquake killed at least 25,000 people;[2] geologists and earthquake engineering experts laid the blame on the poorly built support structures of apartments and other buildings built during the "stagnation" era of Leonid Brezhnev.[4]

Despite the tensions of the Cold War, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev formally asked the United States, within a few days of the earthquake, for humanitarian help, the first such request since World War II.[4] 111 countries, including Belgium, Chile, China, France, Finland, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, US, West Germany, and Yugoslavia sent a substantial amount of humanitarian aid to the Soviet Union in the form of rescue equipment, search teams and medical supplies.

December 2025
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Sunday December 7, 2025 (12/7/2025)
December 2026
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December 2027
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Tuesday December 7, 2027 (12/7/2027)
December 2028
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Thursday December 7, 2028 (12/7/2028)
December 2029
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Friday December 7, 2029 (12/7/2029)
December 2030
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Saturday December 7, 2030 (12/7/2030)
December 2031
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December 2032
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Tuesday December 7, 2032 (12/7/2032)
December 2033
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Wednesday December 7, 2033 (12/7/2033)

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