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.
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)
- 755An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China.
- 1653English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- 1707Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
- 1811The 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.
- 1907The Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world
- 1914World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
- 1922President of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.
- 1930Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a posse of 200, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana.
- 1946Thailand joins the United Nations.
- 1979Libya 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?
- 1790King Leopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
- 1883Max Linder, French pioneer of silent film (d. 1925)
- 1917Ruth Johnson Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America
- 1967Donovan Bailey, Jamaican/Canadian sprinter,
- 1970Daniel Cosgrove, American actor
- 1973Themba Mnguni, South African footballer
- 1978John Morris, Canadian Curler
- 1979Jessie Ward, American professional wrestler
- 1984Theo James, American actor
- 1987Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer
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