December 15: Day of the Week
December 15, 2019 is the 349th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 533Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.
- 1791The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
- 1868Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
- 1913Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention.
- 1942The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal campaign.
- 1945Occupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
- 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.
- 2005Latvia amends its constitution to eliminate possibility of same-sex couples being entitled to marry.
- 2009Boeing’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
- 2010A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, killing at least 30 passengers.
Who were born on December 15?
- 1852Henri Becquerel, French physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1908)
- 1928Ernie Ashworth, American country singer (d. 2009)
- 1933Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (d. 2001)
- 1943Lucien den Arend, Dutch artist
- 1957Tim Reynolds, Musician (Dave Matthews Band,TR3)
- 1963David Wingate, American basketball player
- 1963Ellie Cornell, American actress
- 1976Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
- 1977Geoff Stults, American actor
- 1983Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player
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