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Saturday December 12, 2020

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1862
    USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine.
  • 1915
    President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
  • 1935
    Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
  • 1936
    Xi'an Incident: The Generalissimo of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang.
  • 1941
    World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
  • 1964
    Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
  • 1969
    Strategy of tension: Piazza Fontana bombing – The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
  • 1979
    Coup 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.
  • 1979
    President of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.
  • 2000
    The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.

Who were born on December 12?

  • 1298
    Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
  • 1887
    Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (d. 1974)
  • 1923
    Bob Dorough, American jazz pianist/vocalist
  • 1927
    Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
  • 1930
    Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1952
    Brenton Broadstock, Australian composer and academic
  • 1968
    Rory Kennedy, American documentarian
  • 1970
    Regina Hall, American actress
  • 1972
    Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
  • 1981
    Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer

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