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Wednesday December 12, 2018

December 12: Day of the Week

December 12, 2018 was the 346th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 19 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

December 2018
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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.
  • 1098
    First Crusade: Massacre of Ma'arrat al-Numan – Crusaders breach the town’s walls and massacre about 20,000 inhabitants. After finding themselves with insufficient food, they resort to cannibalism.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman, the first one being Hiram Revels.
  • 1901
    Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Battle of Tolvajärvi – Finnish forces defeat those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.
  • 1958
    Guinea joins the United Nations.
  • 1979
    A major earthquake and tsunami kill 259 people in Colombia.
  • 1979
    The unrecognised state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia returns to British control and resumes using the name Southern Rhodesia.
  • 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?

  • 1915
    Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (d. 1998)
  • 1924
    Ed Koch, American politician
  • 1955
    Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
  • 1965
    Will Carling, English rugby union footballer
  • 1968
    Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1972
    Nicky Eaden, English footballer
  • 1976
    Lloyd Owusu, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1985
    Pat Calathes, Greek-American basketball player
  • 1988
    Ham Eun-jeong, Korean singer and actress
  • 1991
    Daniel Magder, Canadian actor

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