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

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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)

  • 1408
    The Order of the Dragon a monarchical chivalric order is created by Sigismund of Luxembourg, then King of Hungary.
  • 1870
    Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman, the first one being Hiram Revels.
  • 1915
    President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
  • 1940
    World War II: Approximately 70 people are killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, as a result of a German air raid.
  • 1942
    A fire in a hostel in St. John’s, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.
  • 1950
    Paula Ackerman, the first woman appointed to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, leads the congregation in her first services.
  • 1979
    A major earthquake and tsunami kill 259 people in Colombia.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Russian Federation gains independence from the USSR.

Who were born on December 12?

  • 1909
    Hans Keilson, German-born Dutch writer and child psychologist (d. 2011)
  • 1910
    Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
  • 1914
    Patrick O'Brian, English author (d. 2000)
  • 1923
    Bob Dorough, American jazz pianist/vocalist
  • 1932
    Bob Pettit, American basketball player
  • 1943
    Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (d. 1999)
  • 1945
    Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (d. 1997)
  • 1947
    Wings Hauser, American actor
  • 1949
    Bill Nighy, English actor
  • 1984
    Daniel Merrett, Australian football player

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