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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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.

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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.
  • 1653
    English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 1707
    Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • 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.
  • 1907
    The Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world
  • 1914
    World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
  • 1922
    President of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Thailand joins the United Nations.
  • 1979
    Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1790
    King Leopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
  • 1883
    Max Linder, French pioneer of silent film (d. 1925)
  • 1917
    Ruth Johnson Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America
  • 1967
    Donovan Bailey, Jamaican/Canadian sprinter,
  • 1970
    Daniel Cosgrove, American actor
  • 1973
    Themba Mnguni, South African footballer
  • 1978
    John Morris, Canadian Curler
  • 1979
    Jessie Ward, American professional wrestler
  • 1984
    Theo James, American actor
  • 1987
    Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer

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