December 14: Day of the Week
December 14, 2019 is the 348th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 557Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake.
- 1782The Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon lifts off on its first test flight.
- 1900Quantum Mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
- 1902The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
- 1918Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
- 1961The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.
- 1971Over 200 of East Pakistan’s (now Bangladesh) intellectuals are massacred by the Pakistani Army and their local allies.
- 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.
- 1999Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
- 2004Cuba and Venezuela found the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.
Who were born on December 14?
- 1787Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816)
- 1794Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
- 1908Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (d. 1996)
- 1909Edward Tatum, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1975)
- 1922Don Hewitt, American creator of 60 Minutes (d. 2009)
- 1932Charlie Rich, American musician (d. 1995)
- 1940Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
- 1970Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer
- 1977Jamie Peacock, English rugby league footballer
- 1988Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
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