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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1814War of 1812: The Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana.
- 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.
- 1918President of Portugal Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
- 1941World War II: Japan signs treaty of alliance with Thailand.
- 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.
- 1988The ET3 television network is launched in Thessaloniki, Greece.
- 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?
- 1009Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
- 1546Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and alchemist (d. 1601)
- 1866Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
- 1922Junior J. Spurrier, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1984)
- 1952Germain Houde, French Canadian actor
- 1954Alan Kulwicki, American NASCAR driver (d. 1993)
- 1959Bob Paris, American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate
- 1973Pat Burke, Irish basketball player
- 1974Billy Koch, American baseball player
- 1984Edward Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer
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