December 12: Day of the Week
December 12, 2020 is the 347th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 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.
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)
- 1781American Revolutionary War: Second Battle of Ushant – A Royal Navy squadron, commanded by Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt on HMS Victory, defeats a French fleet.
- 1901Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1915President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
- 1942World War II: German troops begin Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.
- 1963Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1969Strategy of tension: Piazza Fontana bombing – The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
- 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.
- 1982Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km perimeter fence.
- 1984Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya becomes the third president of Mauritania after a coup d'état against Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla while the latter is attending a summit.
- 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?
- 1845Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)
- 1910Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
- 1923Bob Dorough, American jazz pianist/vocalist
- 1931Lionel Blair, English actor and choreographer
- 1943Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (d. 1999)
- 1958Sheree J. Wilson, American actress
- 1964Sabu, American professional wrestler
- 1967John Randle, American football player
- 1978Jennifer Rovero, American model
- 1979Garrett Atkins, American baseball player
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