You’re probably looking for a day of the week calculator. Chances are you have a date in mind and you want to find out what day of the week it was. You’re in luck! This nifty little website will help you solve your problem. Let’s face it, it’s not easy to find an old calendar just to find out what day of the week a particular day is.
It’s also possible that you might be asking the question: “What day of the week was I born?” Whatever your reason is, you’ll get the days of the week you are looking for.
As an added bonus, this website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events and birthday of popular individuals. This is useful if you’re creating a scrapbook and you want to know some important events that took place about a particular day.
This website is using the Gregorian calendar system as the basis for computing the day of the week. Dates before 1752 in some European countries were recorded as a Julian calendar date such as the one engraved in the above picture of a church tower in Salisbury, a city in England. (Photo credit: Alan Clarke) Just for fun. Try entering the date you see in the above picture and verify the day of the week.
Here are some interesting facts about the Julian and Gregorian calendars. When the Calendar Act was implemented in Britain, on September 2, 1752 the Britons slept using the old Julian calendar and woke up the following morning using the Gregorian calendar but it suddenly became September 14, 1752. They skipped 11 days overnight. Some neighboring countries made the switch to Gregorian calendar a few centuries earlier while others a few centuries later. For example, the Russians only adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918. The Greeks did not switch to it until 1923 and they have to skip 13 days instead of just 11 days.
Now, let us begin with today’s date. You may also enter a specific day using the form on the top bar. The year is optional and this website will use the current year if it is not given. All date and time computations are based on the server’s current date and time which is Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:51:08 AM UTC.
December 2: Day of the Week
December 2, 2020 is the 337th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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.
Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters YAOOWCA? Check your answers here: Words with these letters YAOOWCA. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)
December 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1867At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
- 1899Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed “The Filipino Thermopylae”, is fought.
- 1908Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
- 1939New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
- 1982At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
Who were born on December 2?
- 1899John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
- 1931Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (d. 1971)
- 1978Maëlle Ricker, Canadian snowboarder, Olympic Gold Medalist
- 1983Daniela Ruah, Portuguese actress
- 1993Kostas Stafylidis, Greek football at PAOK F.C.
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.