December 12: Day of the Week
December 12, 2021 is the 346th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 627Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.
- 1911Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
- 1915President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
- 1917In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
- 1941World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
- 1942World War II: German troops begin Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.
- 1956Beginning of the Irish Republican Army’s “Border Campaign”.
- 1963Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 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?
- 1902Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (d. 2003)
- 1924Robert Coogan, American actor (d. 1978)
- 1940Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
- 1957Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
- 1963Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
- 1967Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
- 1968Kate Humble, English television presenter
- 1972Nicky Eaden, English footballer
- 1973Gary Breen, Republic of Ireland footballer
- 1981Pedro Ríos Maestre, Spanish footballer
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