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Saturday December 16, 2023

December 16: Day of the Week

December 16, 2023 is the 350th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 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.

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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)

  • 1575
    The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.
  • 1653
    English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 1707
    Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • 1773
    American Revolution: Boston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
  • 1864
    American 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.
  • 1937
    Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: Porajmos – Heinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.
  • 1947
    William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 1991
    Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1941
    Lesley Stahl, American journalist
  • 1946
    Christopher Ellison, English actor
  • 1961
    Bill Hicks, American comedian (d. 1994)
  • 1961
    Shane Black, American actor, writer and director
  • 1967
    Donovan Bailey, Jamaican/Canadian sprinter,
  • 1967
    Mark Palmer, American ambassador
  • 1968
    Mark Dean Schwab, American rapist and murderer (d. 2008)
  • 1972
    Paul Leyden, Australian actor
  • 1979
    Trevor Immelman, South African golfer
  • 1988
    Anna Popplewell, English actress

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