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Saturday December 16, 2017

December 16: Day of the Week

December 16, 2017 is the 350th day of the year 2017 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1497
    Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope, the point where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.
  • 1575
    The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.
  • 1598
    Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point – The final battle of the Seven Year War is fought between the China and the Korean Allied Forces and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive Allied Forces victory.
  • 1653
    English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000.
  • 1922
    President of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.
  • 1930
    Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a posse of 200, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: Porajmos – Heinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.
  • 1986
    Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist Party of Kazakhstan, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’s tenure

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1742
    Gebhard Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt, German Field Marshal (d. 1819)
  • 1863
    George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and writer (d. 1952)
  • 1866
    Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born French abstract painter (d. 1944)
  • 1869
    Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1952)
  • 1905
    Piet Hein, Danish mathematician and inventor (d. 1996)
  • 1916
    Birgitta Valberg, Swedish actress
  • 1942
    Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island
  • 1944
    Jeff Kanew, American film director, writer and editor
  • 1955
    Carol Browner, American environmentalist and government official
  • 1983
    Danielle Lloyd, English model

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