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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.
  • 1575
    The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.
  • 1653
    English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 1773
    American Revolution: Boston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Franklin-Nashville Campaign – Battle of Nashville – Major General George H. Thomas’s Union forces defeat Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Confederate Army of Tennessee.
  • 1941
    World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of the Bulge begins with the surprise offensive of three German armies through the Ardennes forest.
  • 1971
    “National Day” of the Kingdom of Bahrain is celebrated. Not to be confused with Bahrain Independence Day which took place on August 15, 1971.
  • 1979
    Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.
  • 1991
    Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1716
    Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  • 1775
    Jane Austen, English writer (d. 1817)
  • 1790
    King Leopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
  • 1866
    Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born French abstract painter (d. 1944)
  • 1902
    Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (d. 1999)
  • 1943
    Tony Hicks, English guitarist (The Hollies)
  • 1966
    Dennis Wise, English footballer
  • 1970
    Daniel Cosgrove, American actor
  • 1970
    Valerie Chow, Hong Kong actress
  • 1975
    Nawo Kawakita, Japanese drummer (Maximum the Hormone)

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