The Royal Collection: Five-sided box,Creator: Fabergé (jeweller) Creation Date: c. 1912. Materials: Nephrite, gold, rose diamonds, cabochon rubies Dimensions: 2.8 x 6.3 x 4.9 cm Acquirer: Queen Mary, consort of George V, King of the United Kingdom (1867-1953) Provenance: Bought by the Dowager Tsarina Marie Feodorovna, 7 December 1912 (275 roubles) by whom given to Queen Mary for Christmas 1912.
'Bull - plate 7', December 28, 1945, Pablo Picasso, (lithograph), France. "Through the development of these drawings, Picasso is beginning to understand the displacement of weight and balance between the front and rear of the animal. As Picasso recognizes the balance of form in the bull, he starts to remove and simplify some of the lines of construction that have served their function. He then encases the essential elements that remain in a taut outline."
USS Wake (PR-3) was a United States Navy river gunboat operating on the Yangtze River. On 8 December 1941 (7 December in Hawaii), she was attacked by the Japanese. Surrounded by an overwhelming Japanese force, the crew attempted unsuccessfully to scuttle the craft. Wake surrendered, the only U.S. ship to do so in World War II.
Henry Stuart, Lord Danly, the second but eldest surviving son of Matthew Stewart. His maternal grandparents were Archibald Douglas, sixth Earl of Angus, and Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England, and widow of James IV, king of Scots. It is the common belief that Henry Stewart was born on 7 December, but this is disputed. He was a first cousin to and the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, and was the father of her son James VI of Scotland, who succeeded Elizabeth I.