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)
- 1901Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1925The Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Persia.
- 1941World War II: Fifty-four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed.
- 1946A fire at a New York City ice plant spreads to a nearby tenement killing 37 people.
- 1948Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre – 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
- 1956Beginning of the Irish Republican Army’s “Border Campaign”.
- 1963Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1979The unrecognised state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia returns to British control and resumes using the name Southern Rhodesia.
- 1982Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km perimeter fence.
- 1991Russian Federation gains independence from the USSR.
Who were born on December 12?
- 1864Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
- 1920Fred Kida, American comics artist
- 1931Lionel Blair, English actor and choreographer
- 1940Frances Willard, American magician
- 1944Rob Tyner, American Singer, Songwriter and activist (The MC5) (d. 1991)
- 1957Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
- 1967Deke Sharon, American musician
- 1973Gary Breen, Republic of Ireland footballer
- 1977Colin White, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1981Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier
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