December 12: Day of the Week
December 12, 2022 is the 346th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1870Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman, the first one being Hiram Revels.
- 1918Flag of Estonia is raised atop the Pikk Hermann for the first time.
- 1937USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink US gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze River in China.
- 1940World War II: Approximately 70 people are killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, as a result of a German air raid.
- 1942World War II: German troops begin Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.
- 1946A fire at a New York City ice plant spreads to a nearby tenement killing 37 people.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1712Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Austrian military leader (d. 1780)
- 1799Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
- 1908Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1993)
- 1927Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
- 1946Paula Wagner, American film executive
- 1952Cathy Rigby, American gymnast and actress
- 1958Lucie Guay, Canadian canoer
- 1962Mike Golic, American football player
- 1985Giannis Zaradoukas, Greek footballer
- 1990Seungri, Korean singer
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