December 12: Day of the Week
December 12, 2019 is the 346th day of the year 2019 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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1917In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
- 1925The Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Persia.
- 1937USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink US gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze River in China.
- 1939HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
- 1946A fire at a New York City ice plant spreads to a nearby tenement killing 37 people.
- 1956Beginning of the Irish Republican Army’s “Border Campaign”.
- 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.
- 1988The Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trains – one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom.
Who were born on December 12?
- 1876Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete (d. 1928)
- 1909Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)
- 1923Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
- 1924Ray Cordeiro, Hong Kong radio personality
- 1932Bob Pettit, American basketball player
- 1953Rafael Septien, Mexican placekicker and convicted sex offender
- 1963Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
- 1966Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
- 1968Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2002)
- 1988Ham Eun-jeong, Korean singer and actress
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