December 17: Day of the Week
December 17, 2019 is the 351st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1538Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII of England.
- 1586Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
- 1777France formally recognizes the United States of America.
- 1790Discovery of the Aztec calendar stone.
- 1918Culmination of the Darwin Rebellion as some 1000 demonstrators march on Government House in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
- 1950The F-86 Sabre’s first mission over Korea.
- 1961Fire in the Gran Circus American in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the biggest tragedy in circus history.
- 1989Romanian Revolution: Protests continue in Timişoara with rioters breaking into the Romanian Communist Party’s District Committee building and attempting to set it on fire.
- 1989The first episode of television series The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, airs in the United States.
- 2010Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire.This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution. The success of the Tunisian protests sparked protests in several other Arab countries.
Who were born on December 17?
- 1749Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (d. 1801)
- 1842Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician; (d. 1899)
- 1912Edward Short, British politician
- 1927Richard Long, American actor (d. 1974)
- 1936Tommy Steele, English singer and actor
- 1939Eddie Kendricks, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1992)
- 1960Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist
- 1975Bree Sharp, American singer/songwriter
- 1982Stephane Lasme, Gabonese basketball player
- 1994Nat Wolff, American singer and actor
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