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Thursday December 12, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1917
    In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
  • 1925
    The Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Persia.
  • 1937
    USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink US gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze River in China.
  • 1939
    HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
  • 1946
    A fire at a New York City ice plant spreads to a nearby tenement killing 37 people.
  • 1956
    Beginning of the Irish Republican Army’s “Border Campaign”.
  • 1982
    Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km perimeter fence.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trains – one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on December 12?

  • 1876
    Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete (d. 1928)
  • 1909
    Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
  • 1924
    Ray Cordeiro, Hong Kong radio personality
  • 1932
    Bob Pettit, American basketball player
  • 1953
    Rafael Septien, Mexican placekicker and convicted sex offender
  • 1963
    Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1966
    Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
  • 1968
    Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1988
    Ham Eun-jeong, Korean singer and actress

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