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.
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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.
- 1935Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
- 1942A fire in a hostel in St. John’s, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.
- 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.
- 1969Strategy of tension: Piazza Fontana bombing – The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
- 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.
- 1982Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km perimeter fence.
Who were born on December 12?
- 1905Manès Sperber, Austrian writer (d. 1984)
- 1944Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
- 1946Paula Wagner, American film executive
- 1952Cathy Rigby, American gymnast and actress
- 1955Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
- 1964Haywood Jeffries, American football player
- 1968Kate Humble, English television presenter
- 1979John Salmons, American basketball player
- 1981Pedro Ríos Maestre, Spanish footballer
- 1986T. J. Ward, American football player
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