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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: Second Battle of Ushant – A Royal Navy squadron, commanded by Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt on HMS Victory, defeats a French fleet.
  • 1901
    Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 1915
    President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
  • 1942
    World War II: German troops begin Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.
  • 1963
    Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 12?

  • 1845
    Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)
  • 1910
    Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
  • 1923
    Bob Dorough, American jazz pianist/vocalist
  • 1931
    Lionel Blair, English actor and choreographer
  • 1943
    Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (d. 1999)
  • 1958
    Sheree J. Wilson, American actress
  • 1964
    Sabu, American professional wrestler
  • 1967
    John Randle, American football player
  • 1978
    Jennifer Rovero, American model
  • 1979
    Garrett Atkins, American baseball player

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