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Thursday December 16, 2021

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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1497
    Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope, the point where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.
  • 1689
    Convention Parliament: The Declaration of Right is embodied in the Bill of Rights.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Vijay Diwas: (Victory Day) is commemorated every 16 December in India as it marks its military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • 1979
    Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.
  • 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
  • 1997
    An episode of Pokémon, “Dennō Senshi Porygon”, aired in Japan induces seizures in 685 Japanese children.
  • 2003
    President George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law. The law establishes the United States’ first national standards for the sending of commercial e-mail and requires the Federal Trade Commission to enforce its provisions.

Who were born on December 16?

  • 1584
    John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)
  • 1872
    Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)
  • 1937
    Joyce Bulifant, American actress
  • 1965
    Melanie Sloan, American attorney
  • 1966
    Dennis Wise, English footballer
  • 1972
    Željko Kalac, Australian footballer
  • 1974
    Earl C. Poitier, American actor
  • 1975
    Jonathan Scarfe, Canadian actor
  • 1978
    Joe Absolom, English actor
  • 1982
    Garnon Davies, Welsh actor

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