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Monday December 16, 2019

December 16: Day of the Week

December 16, 2019 is the 350th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1653
    English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 1811
    The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. These four so-called mega-quakes are believed to be an ongoing cataclysmic danger that could reprise the 1811-12 series of 2,000 quakes that affected the lands of what would be eight of today’s heartland states of the United States.
  • 1850
    History of New Zealand: The Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Army of Tennessee.
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris.
  • 1978
    Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
  • 1979
    Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.
  • 1989
    Protests break out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor László Tőkés.
  • 1991
    Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1614
    Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)
  • 1717
    Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)
  • 1913
    George Ignatieff, Russian-born Canadian diplomat (d. 1989)
  • 1928
    Philip K. Dick, American writer (d. 1982)
  • 1937
    Joyce Bulifant, American actress
  • 1946
    Tom Stern, American cinematographer
  • 1960
    Canuto Kallan, Danish visual artist
  • 1961
    Bill Hicks, American comedian (d. 1994)
  • 1962
    William Perry, American football player
  • 1985
    Keita Tachibana, Japanese singer (w-inds.)

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