December 14: Day of the Week
December 14, 2022 is the 348th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1812The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
- 1836The Toledo War unofficially ends.
- 1907The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather’s Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
- 1911Roald Amundsen’s team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
- 1918President of Portugal Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
- 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.
- 1981Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel’s Knesset passes The Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights.
- 1992War in Abkhazia: During the Siege of Tkvarcheli, a helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli, Abkhazia, is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, 25 of which are children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on behalf of Abkhazia.
- 1999Torrential rains cause flash floods in Vargas, Venezuela, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the destruction of thousands of homes, and the complete collapse of the state’s infrastructure.
Who were born on December 14?
- 1009Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
- 1678Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)
- 1870Karl Renner, President of Austria (d. 1950)
- 1914Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (d. 2003)
- 1949Cliff Williams, English bassist (AC/DC)
- 1953Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician
- 1961Patrik Sundstrom, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1963Michael Moloney, American television personality and interior designer
- 1970Nadine Garner, Australian actress
- 1992Ryo Miyaichi, Japanese footballer
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