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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1707Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
- 1811The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. These four so-called mega-quakes are believed to be an ongoing cataclysmic danger that could reprise the 1811-12 series of 2,000 quakes that affected the lands of what would be eight of today’s heartland states of the United States.
- 1930Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a posse of 200, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana.
- 1941World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
- 1947William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.
- 1957Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- 1989Walter LeRoy Moody begins his terrorist bombing streak when he sends Judge Robert Smith Vance a bomb in the mail, instantly killing him near his house in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 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?
- 1872Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)
- 1883Károly Kós, Hungarian architect, writer and politician from Transylvania (d. 1977)
- 1917Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Sindhi scholar (d. 2011)
- 1946Terence Knox, American actor
- 1951Robben Ford, American guitarist
- 1955Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
- 1961Andre Andersen, Russian/Danish multi-instrumentalist and composer
- 1968Mark Dean Schwab, American rapist and murderer (d. 2008)
- 1982Antrel Rolle, American football player
- 1987Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer
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