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Sunday December 16, 2018

December 16: Day of the Week

December 16, 2018 is the 350th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

December 2018
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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)

  • 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.
  • 1761
    Seven Years’ War: After a four-month siege, the Russians under Pyotr Rumyantsev take the Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: Porajmos – Heinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.
  • 1946
    Thailand joins the United Nations.
  • 1960
    1960 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.
  • 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
  • 1989
    Protests 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?

  • 1867
    Amy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)
  • 1883
    Max Linder, French pioneer of silent film (d. 1925)
  • 1923
    Menahem Pressler, German-Israeli pianist.
  • 1936
    Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • 1946
    Terence Knox, American actor
  • 1950
    Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (d. 2007)
  • 1965
    Melanie Sloan, American attorney
  • 1970
    Daniel Cosgrove, American actor
  • 1978
    Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
  • 1982
    Justin Mentell, American artist and actor (d. 2010)

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