December 16: Day of the Week
December 16, 2022 is the 350th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1575The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.
- 1598Seven 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.
- 1689Convention Parliament: The Declaration of Right is embodied in the Bill of Rights.
- 1850History of New Zealand: The Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand.
- 1863American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Army of Tennessee.
- 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.
- 1957Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- 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.
- 1989Protests break out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor László Tőkés.
Who were born on December 16?
- 1716Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
- 1787Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
- 1883Max Linder, French pioneer of silent film (d. 1925)
- 1900V. S. Pritchett, English author and critic (d. 1997)
- 1917Sir Arthur C. Clarke, English writer (d. 2008)
- 1944Don Meyer, Basketball coach Northern State University, David Lipscomb University, and Hamline University
- 1966Dennis Wise, English footballer
- 1986Alcides Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1986Candice Crawford, American beauty queen and sports reporter
- 1987Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer
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