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Thursday December 12, 2019

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 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.

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December 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 627
    Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.
  • 1942
    A fire in a hostel in St. John’s, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.
  • 1946
    A fire at a New York City ice plant spreads to a nearby tenement killing 37 people.
  • 1956
    Beginning of the Irish Republican Army’s “Border Campaign”.
  • 1969
    Strategy of tension: Piazza Fontana bombing – The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
  • 1979
    A major earthquake and tsunami kill 259 people in Colombia.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Maaouiya 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.
  • 1985
    Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing 256, including 236 members of the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division.
  • 2000
    The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.

Who were born on December 12?

  • 1659
    Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)
  • 1907
    Roy Douglas, English composer and orchestrator
  • 1919
    Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
  • 1927
    Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
  • 1928
    Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (d. 2008)
  • 1944
    Jean Doré, Canadian politician
  • 1962
    Mike Golic, American football player
  • 1972
    Nicky Eaden, English footballer
  • 1978
    Monica Barladeanu, Romanian actress

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