December 15: Day of the Week
December 15, 2018 is the 349th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1256Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
- 1906The London Underground’s Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens.
- 1914A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine, Kyūshū, Japan, kills 687.
- 1917World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
- 1933The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.
- 1941Holocaust: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
- 1961In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
- 1965Gemini program: Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7.
- 1976The oil tanker MV Argo Merchant runs aground near Nantucket, Massachusetts, causing one of the worst marine oil spills in history.
- 1997The Treaty of Bangkok is signed allowing the transformation of Southeast Asia into a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.
Who were born on December 15?
- 1861Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Finnish politician (d. 1944)
- 1888Maxwell Anderson, American writer (d. 1959)
- 1925Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (d. 2007)
- 1933Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (d. 2001)
- 1939Cindy Birdsong, American singer (The Supremes)
- 1943Kathleen Blanco, American politician
- 1944Chico Mendes, Brazilian campaigner (d. 1988)
- 1946Art Howe, American baseball player and manager
- 1952Julie Taymor, American director
- 1979Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler
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