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Sunday December 12, 2021

December 12: Day of the Week

December 12, 2021 is the 346th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 627
    Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.
  • 1911
    Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
  • 1915
    President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
  • 1917
    In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: German troops begin Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.
  • 1956
    Beginning of the Irish Republican Army’s “Border Campaign”.
  • 1963
    Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1984
    Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya becomes the third president of Mauritania after a coup d'état against Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla while the latter is attending a summit.
  • 1985
    Arrow 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?

  • 1902
    Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (d. 2003)
  • 1924
    Robert Coogan, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1940
    Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
  • 1957
    Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
  • 1963
    Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1967
    Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
  • 1968
    Kate Humble, English television presenter
  • 1972
    Nicky Eaden, English footballer
  • 1973
    Gary Breen, Republic of Ireland footballer
  • 1981
    Pedro Ríos Maestre, Spanish footballer

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