December 16: Day of the Week
December 16, 2019 is the 350th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1653English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1971Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
- 1972Vietnam War: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris.
- 1978Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
- 1979Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.
- 1989Protests break out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor László Tőkés.
- 1991Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.
Who were born on December 16?
- 1614Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)
- 1717Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)
- 1913George Ignatieff, Russian-born Canadian diplomat (d. 1989)
- 1928Philip K. Dick, American writer (d. 1982)
- 1937Joyce Bulifant, American actress
- 1946Tom Stern, American cinematographer
- 1960Canuto Kallan, Danish visual artist
- 1961Bill Hicks, American comedian (d. 1994)
- 1962William Perry, American football player
- 1985Keita Tachibana, Japanese singer (w-inds.)
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