December 12: Day of the Week
December 12, 2023 is the 346th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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 12 Historical Event(s)
- 1408The Order of the Dragon a monarchical chivalric order is created by Sigismund of Luxembourg, then King of Hungary.
- 1897Belo Horizonte, the first planned city in Brazil, is founded.
- 1911Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
- 1911King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck are enthroned as Emperor and Empress of India.
- 1937USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink US gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze River in China.
- 1941Adolf Hitler announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery
- 1941World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
- 1958Guinea joins the United Nations.
- 1979Coup d'état of December Twelfth: South Korean Army Major General Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.
- 1985Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing 256, including 236 members of the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division.
Who were born on December 12?
- 1864Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
- 1893Edward G. Robinson, American actor (d. 1973)
- 1923Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
- 1931Lionel Blair, English actor and choreographer
- 1940Frances Willard, American magician
- 1977Bridget Hall, American supermodel
- 1977Orlando Hudson, American baseball player
- 1980Nicolae Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer
- 1985Chris Jennings, American football player
- 1985David Veikune, American football player
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