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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1862USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine.
- 1915President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
- 1935Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
- 1936Xi'an Incident: The Generalissimo of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang.
- 1941World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
- 1964Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
- 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.
- 1979President of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.
- 2000The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
Who were born on December 12?
- 1298Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
- 1887Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (d. 1974)
- 1923Bob Dorough, American jazz pianist/vocalist
- 1927Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
- 1930Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
- 1952Brenton Broadstock, Australian composer and academic
- 1968Rory Kennedy, American documentarian
- 1970Regina Hall, American actress
- 1972Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
- 1981Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
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