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)
- 1918Flag of Estonia is raised atop the Pikk Hermann for the first time.
- 1941Adolf Hitler announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery
- 1941World War II: USMC F4F “Wildcats” sink the first 4 major Japanese ships off Wake Island.
- 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”.
- 1958Guinea joins the United Nations.
- 1964Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
- 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.
- 1982Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km perimeter fence.
- 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?
- 1864Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
- 1908Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1993)
- 1928Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (d. 2008)
- 1943Vassilis Alexakis, Greek-French writer
- 1944Jean Doré, Canadian politician
- 1950Pedro Ferriz de Con, Mexican radio and TV news anchor
- 1953Bruce Kulick, American guitarist (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad)
- 1964Haywood Jeffries, American football player
- 1967Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
- 1986Mitsuhiro Hidaka, Japanese singer (AAA (band))
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