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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1787Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution five days after Delaware became the first.
- 1870Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman, the first one being Hiram Revels.
- 1936Xi'an Incident: The Generalissimo of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang.
- 1942A fire in a hostel in St. John’s, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.
- 1946A fire at a New York City ice plant spreads to a nearby tenement killing 37 people.
- 1950Paula Ackerman, the first woman appointed to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, leads the congregation in her first services.
- 1963Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1969Strategy of tension: Piazza Fontana bombing – The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
- 1979Coup 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.
- 1982Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km perimeter fence.
Who were born on December 12?
- 1298Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
- 1821Gustave Flaubert, French writer (d. 1880)
- 1924Ray Cordeiro, Hong Kong radio personality
- 1931Lionel Blair, English actor and choreographer
- 1938Connie Francis, American singer
- 1967Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
- 1972Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
- 1979Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist
- 1982Ai Kato, Japanese actress
- 1985Chris Jennings, American football player
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