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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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.
  • 1761
    Seven Years’ War: After a four-month siege, the Russians under Pyotr Rumyantsev take the Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg.
  • 1826
    Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
  • 1922
    President of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.
  • 1960
    1960 New York air disaster: While approaching New York’s Idlewild Airport, a United Airlines Douglas DC-8 collides with a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation in a blinding snowstorm over Staten Island, killing 134.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
  • 1991
    Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • 1998
    Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox – The United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1882
    Sir Jack Hobbs, English cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1948
    Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • 1951
    Mike Flanagan, American baseball pitcher (d. 2011)
  • 1961
    Bill Hicks, American comedian (d. 1994)
  • 1963
    Jeff Carson, American singer
  • 1967
    Mark Palmer, American ambassador
  • 1968
    Lalah Hathaway, American singer
  • 1968
    Mark Dean Schwab, American rapist and murderer (d. 2008)
  • 1969
    Florencia Lozano, American actress
  • 1981
    Anna Sedokova, Ukrainian singer

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