December 14: Day of the Week
December 14, 2021 is the 348th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1836The Toledo War unofficially ends.
- 1896The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
- 1902The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
- 1911Roald Amundsen’s team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
- 1914Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
- 1958The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic.
- 1961The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.
- 1983The 3rd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1995Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments.
- 2008President George W. Bush makes his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a news conference in Baghdad.
Who were born on December 14?
- 1720Justus Möser, German statesman (d. 1794)
- 1794Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
- 1908Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer (d. 2001)
- 1911Spike Jones, American comedian and musician (d. 1965)
- 1917Elyse Knox, American actress
- 1932Abbe Lane, American singer and actress
- 1938Leonardo Boff, Brazilian theologian
- 1966Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver
- 1982Anthony Way, English singer and actor
- 1988Hayato Sakamoto, Japanese baseball player
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