December 12: Day of the Week
December 12, 2020 is the 347th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1408The Order of the Dragon a monarchical chivalric order is created by Sigismund of Luxembourg, then King of Hungary.
- 1787Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution five days after Delaware became the first.
- 1925The Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Persia.
- 1936Xi'an Incident: The Generalissimo of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang.
- 1941World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
- 1948Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre – 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
- 1969Strategy of tension: Piazza Fontana bombing – The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
- 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.
- 1979The unrecognised state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia returns to British control and resumes using the name Southern Rhodesia.
Who were born on December 12?
- 1805Henry Wells, American banking executive (d. 1878)
- 1903Dagmar Nordstrom, American composer (d. 1976)
- 1924Ed Koch, American politician
- 1943Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (d. 1999)
- 1980Nicolae Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer
- 1981Ronnie Brown, American football player
- 1981Shane Costa, American baseball player
- 1982Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player
- 1983Katrina Elam, American singer
- 1986Perparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer
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