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)
- 1814War of 1812: The Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana.
- 1819Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
- 1896The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
- 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.
- 1946The United Nations General Assembly votes to establish its headquarters in New York City.
- 1972Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission. To date this is the last manned mission to the moon.
- 1983The 3rd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1999Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
- 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?
- 1881Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (d. 1956)
- 1897Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (d. 1977)
- 1909Edward Tatum, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1975)
- 1917C.-H. Hermansson, Swedish communist leader
- 1918Radu Beligan, Romanian actor
- 1946Jane Birkin, English-born French actress and singer
- 1965Ted Raimi, an American actor
- 1982Josh Fields, American baseball player
- 1988Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
- 1994Joshua Dionisio, Filipino actor
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