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Saturday December 16, 2017

December 16: Day of the Week

December 16, 2017 is the 350th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

December 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 755
    An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China.
  • 1431
    Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris.
  • 1497
    Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope, the point where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.
  • 1811
    The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. These four so-called mega-quakes are believed to be an ongoing cataclysmic danger that could reprise the 1811-12 series of 2,000 quakes that affected the lands of what would be eight of today’s heartland states of the United States.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Army of Tennessee.
  • 1920
    The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000.
  • 1930
    Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a posse of 200, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana.
  • 1941
    World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 1972
    Vijay Diwas: (Victory Day) is commemorated every 16 December in India as it marks its military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1742
    Gebhard Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt, German Field Marshal (d. 1819)
  • 1775
    François-Adrien Boïeldieu, French composer (d. 1834)
  • 1869
    Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1952)
  • 1901
    Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (d. 1978)
  • 1939
    Philip Langridge, English opera singer (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    N!xau, Namibian actor and bush farmer (d. 2003)
  • 1946
    Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist
  • 1948
    Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • 1962
    Melanie Smith, American actress
  • 1963
    Benjamin Bratt, American actor

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