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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1901Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1911Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
- 1911King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck are enthroned as Emperor and Empress of India.
- 1935Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
- 1939Winter War: Battle of Tolvajärvi – Finnish forces defeat those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.
- 1963Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1979A major earthquake and tsunami kill 259 people in Colombia.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1610Saint Vasilije (d. 1671)
- 1783Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (d. 1865)
- 1928Helen Frankenthaler, American artist (d. 2011)
- 1946Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
- 1952Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician
- 1958Dag Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian musician
- 1967Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
- 1977Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm, American triplet models
- 1981Pedro Ríos Maestre, Spanish footballer
- 1986Perparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer
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