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Monday December 16, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1431
    Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris.
  • 1653
    English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a posse of 200, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana.
  • 1938
    Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother
  • 1941
    World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
  • 1946
    Thailand joins the United Nations.
  • 1957
    Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 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

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1863
    George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and writer (d. 1952)
  • 1928
    Philip K. Dick, American writer (d. 1982)
  • 1945
    Yukio Hattori, Japanese television commentator
  • 1946
    Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist
  • 1968
    Peter Dante, American actor
  • 1972
    Paul Leyden, Australian actor
  • 1974
    Earl C. Poitier, American actor
  • 1977
    Sylvain Distin, French footballer
  • 1983
    Frankie Ballard, American singer
  • 1990
    Julito McCullum, American actor

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