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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 755An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China.
- 1575The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.
- 1838Battle of Blood River: Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius and Sarel Cilliers defeat Zulu impis, led by Dambuza (Nzobo) and Ndlela kaSompisi in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
- 1864American Civil War: Franklin-Nashville Campaign – Battle of Nashville – Major General George H. Thomas’s Union forces defeat Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Confederate Army of Tennessee.
- 1914World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
- 1922President of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.
- 1957Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- 1971“National Day” of the Kingdom of Bahrain is celebrated. Not to be confused with Bahrain Independence Day which took place on August 15, 1971.
- 1989Protests break out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor László Tőkés.
- 1998Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox – The United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.
Who were born on December 16?
- 1926James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)
- 1932Rodion Shchedrin, Soviet/Russian composer
- 1939Philip Langridge, English opera singer (d. 2010)
- 1943Tony Hicks, English guitarist (The Hollies)
- 1944N!xau, Namibian actor and bush farmer (d. 2003)
- 1945Yukio Hattori, Japanese television commentator
- 1966Clifford Robinson, American basketball player
- 1978Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
- 1987Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer
- 1988Anna Popplewell, English actress
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