December 16: Day of the Week
December 16, 2021 is the 350th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1773American 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.
- 1914World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
- 1918Vincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas declares the formation of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.
- 1947William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.
- 19601960 New York air disaster: While approaching New York’s Idlewild Airport, a United Airlines Douglas DC-8 collides with a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation in a blinding snowstorm over Staten Island, killing 134.
- 1971Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
- 1979Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.
- 1991Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.
- 1997An episode of Pokémon, “Dennō Senshi Porygon”, aired in Japan induces seizures in 685 Japanese children.
- 1998Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox – The United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.
Who were born on December 16?
- 1614Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)
- 1941Robert Kerman, American actor
- 1946Charles Dennis, Canadian actor
- 1949Billy Gibbons, American guitarist (ZZ Top)
- 1960Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
- 1964Paul Vogt, American actor and comedian
- 1965Nancy Valen, American actress
- 1974Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress
- 1975Jonathan Scarfe, Canadian actor
- 1983Kelenna Azubuike, American basketball player
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