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Saturday December 15, 2018

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.

December 2018
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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)

  • 1256
    Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
  • 1906
    The London Underground’s Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens.
  • 1914
    A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine, Kyūshū, Japan, kills 687.
  • 1917
    World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
  • 1933
    The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.
  • 1941
    Holocaust: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
  • 1961
    In 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.
  • 1965
    Gemini 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.
  • 1976
    The oil tanker MV Argo Merchant runs aground near Nantucket, Massachusetts, causing one of the worst marine oil spills in history.
  • 1997
    The Treaty of Bangkok is signed allowing the transformation of Southeast Asia into a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.

Who were born on December 15?

  • 1861
    Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Finnish politician (d. 1944)
  • 1888
    Maxwell Anderson, American writer (d. 1959)
  • 1925
    Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (d. 2001)
  • 1939
    Cindy Birdsong, American singer (The Supremes)
  • 1943
    Kathleen Blanco, American politician
  • 1944
    Chico Mendes, Brazilian campaigner (d. 1988)
  • 1946
    Art Howe, American baseball player and manager
  • 1952
    Julie Taymor, American director
  • 1979
    Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler

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