Thursday December 12, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

December 12: Day of the Week

December 12, 2024 is the 347th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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 12 Historical Event(s)

1915
President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
1935
Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
1939
Winter War: Battle of Tolvajärvi – Finnish forces defeat those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.
1940
World War II: Approximately 70 people are killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, as a result of a German air raid.
1941
World War II: Fifty-four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed.
1941
World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
1963
Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1979
Coup 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.
1979
President of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.
1982
Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km perimeter fence.

Who were born on December 12?

1574
Anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619)
1876
Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete (d. 1928)
1910
Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
1919
Olivia Barclay, English astrologer (d. 2001)
1950
Pedro Ferriz de Con, Mexican radio and TV news anchor
1966
Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
1967
Deke Sharon, American musician
1968
Rory Kennedy, American documentarian
1984
Daniel Agger, Danish footballer
1984
Daniel Merrett, Australian football player

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