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Friday December 16, 2022

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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1689
    Convention Parliament: The Declaration of Right is embodied in the Bill of Rights.
  • 1850
    History of New Zealand: The Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Army of Tennessee.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 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?

  • 1716
    Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  • 1787
    Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
  • 1883
    Max Linder, French pioneer of silent film (d. 1925)
  • 1900
    V. S. Pritchett, English author and critic (d. 1997)
  • 1917
    Sir Arthur C. Clarke, English writer (d. 2008)
  • 1944
    Don Meyer, Basketball coach Northern State University, David Lipscomb University, and Hamline University
  • 1966
    Dennis Wise, English footballer
  • 1986
    Alcides Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1986
    Candice Crawford, American beauty queen and sports reporter
  • 1987
    Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer

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