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)
- 1431Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris.
- 1653English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- 1864American 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.
- 1930Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a posse of 200, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana.
- 1938Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother
- 1941World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
- 1946Thailand joins the United Nations.
- 1957Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- 1971Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
- 1986Revolt 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?
- 1863George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and writer (d. 1952)
- 1928Philip K. Dick, American writer (d. 1982)
- 1945Yukio Hattori, Japanese television commentator
- 1946Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist
- 1968Peter Dante, American actor
- 1972Paul Leyden, Australian actor
- 1974Earl C. Poitier, American actor
- 1977Sylvain Distin, French footballer
- 1983Frankie Ballard, American singer
- 1990Julito McCullum, American actor
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